Suspect in London van attack identified as Darren Osborne


"So we pushed people away from him until he was safely taken by police into custody and put into the back of the van".

Police officers detain a man near the scene of an attack where a van was driven at Muslim worshippers outside a mosque in Finsbury Park in North London June 19, 2017.

The Finsbury Park mosque was associated with extremist ideology for several years after the 9/11 attacks in the United States but was shut down and reorganized.

The Finsbury Park mosque in north London said the van "deliberately mowed down Muslim men and women leaving late evening prayers" at the mosque and the nearby Muslim Welfare House shortly after midnight.

"Extra policing resources have been deployed across London in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan".

Met Police have now confirmed that the man detained at the scene with the help of members of the public has further been arrested for on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder.

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The author's commentary had a common theme: To her, there is a notable double standard of how people react to terror attacks carried out by Muslims as opposed to those of another religion.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid also visited the scene, and, outside the police cordon, comforted a woman who was visibly shaking. British Prime Minister Theresa May said police were investigating the incident as a terrorist attack. According to eyewitnesses, the man shouted "I'm going to kill all Muslims" before the attack. It also came as Muslims are celebrating the holy time of Ramadan.

Ali Habib, a 23-year-old student, said residents are angry that the mosque attack hasn't been portrayed in the same light as the other attacks across the country. "I want to kill Muslims, '" said Rahman. He then thanked worshippers who restrained the attacker.

"The British Muslim community requires all decent people to stand with us against this evil violence", said the foundation's head, Mr Mohammed Shafiq.

"We saw lots of people shouting and lots of people injured", David Robinson, 41, who arrived just after the accident, told AFP.

A man died and nine other people were taken to hospital following the incident on Seven Sisters Road, which police are treating as a terror attack.