Suspected terrorist in mosque attack horror named as dad-of-four


"One of the things that all these terrorists share is a perverse ideology that wants to fuel division and divide our communities".

Cox continued that "when Islamist terrorists attack we rightly seek out hate preachers who spur them on".

Pedestrians held onto the Singapore-born suspect until he was detained by police and later arrested on charges of "the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder".

"It's unbelievable", say the family of Darren Osborne, who was arrested after the terror attack on a mosque in London. A local imam, Mohammed Mahmoud, said he and others shielded the man until police could take him away.

Security Minister Ben Wallace said the suspect was not known to the security services.

London police chief Cressida Dick said the incident was "quite clearly an attack on Muslims" and promised a stepped-up police presence near mosques as the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close.

A video clip taken by a female witness and seen by AFP shows the white rental van and one man laying on the side of the road with his head propped up.

Witnesses said the driver was heard shouting after he was wrestled to the ground that he wanted to kill Muslims.

Eleven people were hurt, all Muslims, with nine requiring hospital treatment.

In France Monday, a man on the radar of French authorities for extremism was killed after ramming a vehicle carrying arms and explosives into a police convoy on Paris' famed Champs-Elysees Avenue, setting off a fiery blast and a cloud of orange smoke, officials said.

"But no one felt this was a surprise", Hornak added.

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Locals pinned down the driver and the imam of the Muslim Welfare House stepped in to stop him receiving a mob beating.

France and Germany quickly condemned the attack and Egypt's Al-Azhar institution, the leading authority in Sunni Islam, condemned it as "sinful". Despite his clear racist motivation, he was not charged with plotting an act of terrorism, and the case's judge said to Doggart "you are not a many respects, you lived a life of honor". The first White House voice to acknowledge the late Sunday attack was Trump's daughter, Ivanka, who tweeted that she was "sending love and prayers".

"This is an extraordinary city of extraordinary people", Prime Minister Theresa May said outside Downing Street after chairing an emergency government meeting. "It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism, and hatred take many forms, and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible".

Islamic State supporters used Monday's attack to fuel more tensions by noting that the attacker, identified as 47-year-old Darren Osborne, was not shot to death, unlike the London Bridge attackers+.

In March, London was hit with another ISIL-claimed auto and knife deadly attack, that one near the British parliament in Westminster. It was also claimed by IS.

The suspect in the Finsbury Park terror attack was turfed out of a pub for abusing Muslims and vowing to "do some damage". Over the past weeks and months, Muslims have endured many incidents of Islamophobia, and this is the most violent manifestation to date.

It is the fourth terror attack in the United Kingdom in three months, after incidents in Westminster, Manchester and on London Bridge.

Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque, described the attack as "cowardly".

He said there was positivity as people came from other parts of the capital to pray with the community.

"There has been an outpouring of sympathy for all for the recent terror attacks but hardly a whisper on this attack", he said.

The Bishop of Stepney, Rt Rev Adrian Newman, said "an attack on one faith is an attack on us all". Sherazi told the Guardian she had never had any problems with Osborne or his family until this weekend, when he called her son an "inbred".