One Person Dead After Van Slams Into Pedestrians Near London Mosque In "Terrorist Attack"

Tyler Durden's picture

Update:  One person was dead as a result of what the police called a terrorist attack, but police said it was too early to say if it was a result of the attack. Eight people were rushed to hospitals and two were treated at the scene.

A 48-year-old man suspected of being the driver was held down by members of the public at the scene and was been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. He was transported to a hospital as a precaution and will be taken into custody, police said. There were conflicting witness accounts of the number of assailants, but police said there are no other suspects at this point.

Witnesses cited by the WSJ said the driver appeared to deliberately steer a white van into the crowd after Ramadan prayers in the Finsbury Park neighborhood not long after midnight. The man jumped out of the van and bystanders grabbed him and held him down as he shouted anti-Muslim obscenities, they said.

“We saw a van was driving very fast, so we thought at the beginning he wanted to catch the traffic light,” said Saaeed Hashi, a 28-year-old who said he witnessed the attack. “But he didn’t. He hit a woman first and then two men. He carried on, and another three, or four, or five.”

Hashi said he and five others pinned the alleged attacker to the ground after he jumped out of the van. The man screamed obscenities about Muslim people as he tried to escape. Hashi said the alleged attacker, a muscular man with a tattoo, bruised him and ripped his white T-shirt.

The Muslim Council of Britain said that the attack appeared to be motivated by Islamophobia.

“We urge calm as the investigation establishes the full facts, and in these last days of Ramadan, pray for those affected and for justice,” Harun Khan, the organization’s secretary-general said in a statement.

On Monday morning, Neil Basu, deputy assistant commissioner of London’s police and senior national coordinator for counter terrorism, said the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack but that “no matter what his motivation proves to be, we are keeping an open mind.” He said it was too early to say if the one death was “as a result of this attack.” The attack unfolded while the man who died was already receiving first aid from the public at the scene.

Extra police would be deployed around London, especially to protect Muslims, he said. Security in the city has already been bolstered after a series of attacks, including two vehicle attacks, which have rattled the U.K.

Just over two weeks ago, three assailants mowed down people on London Bridge before stabbing people with knives, leaving a total of eight people dead. In March, an attacker used a vehicle to hit pedestrians outside the British Parliament, killing five.

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A van plowed into pedestrians on Seven Sisters road in the Finsbury Park area in north London just after 12:20am London Time, in what the police has described a "major incident." There are "a number of casualties being worked on at the scene," London police said in a statement, with at least 10 people injured according to press reports.

The incident happened near the prominent Finsbury Park Mosque as witnesses claim the driver intentionally struck the victims; a male driver, who has not been identified, has been taken into police custody while the van appears to be rented. LBC radio adds that there has been a "huge emergency response" and ambulances have been dispatched to help the injured.

One witness told Sky News that the incident happened after worshippers were leaving the Finsbury Park mosque after midnight prayers.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing bystanders wrestle the suspect to the ground and pin him down until officers arrived.

According to the Telegraph, pictures posted on social media show more than a dozen emergency vehicles near the UKCG Help Centre at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and the A503 Tollington Road.

So far, the incident is not being called a terrorist attacks, as a person has been arrested unlike previous incidents.

One eyewitness speaking to LBC said the van had hit people on the pavement, but had not collided with a building. "It looked like he had lost control of the van or something," he said.  Locals said they had heard shouting and a helicopter was circling overhead.

Another caller told LBC her sister was at the scene when it happened. She said she described it as "something from a horror movie, everyone running everywhere".

Some social media reports describe the attack as "Islamophobic", and described the attack as a van "randomly swerving off the main road and running over several Muslim men."

The U.K. Muslim Council of Britain said they had been told worshippers were ran over as they left a local mosque. "Our prayers are with the victims," they said on Twitter.

The van used tonight at Finsbury Park mosque is shown below

One caller told LBC said people from a local mosque had been drinking coffee at a cafe by the mosque. He said he had seen six people on the floor. Another caller said:  "I saw police giving CPR, getting the heart going again and another guy on the floor."

There was no immediate word on an exact number of victims according to LBC, whose live broadcast can be heard here.

According to the Guardian, Al Qaeda operatives including the “shoebomber” Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui attended the Finsbury Park mosque. In 2002, weapons training had taken place inside the building. The mosque rose to notoriety when Abu Hamza al-Masri became Imam of the Mosque due to his extremist ideologies and views on terrorism.

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learnofjesuits's picture

Jews hate stories are important line of defence of ruling Vatican jesuit Illuminati masonic order, this is so for a long time

CRM114's picture

"You'll just have to get used to it"

BBC Reporter about the last time muslims did the running over.

"Terrorism is part and parcel to living in a big city,"

Mayor Khan

Wonder if they'll be saying the same now?

RenoCarlino's picture

Soon the enlightened Britfags with their superior way of living will have to get used to living in a survelliance police state with a perpetual occurence of terror atacks. It's all gonna be part and parcel to have Big Brother watching over them.

InnVestuhrr's picture

What goes around, comes around.

Do unto others as they do unto you.

Tit for tat.

etc etc etc

CultiVader's picture

Go count your treasuries, ass.

InnVestuhrr's picture

I have accountants to keep track of my assets, leaves me plenty of time to entertain you islamic cult worshiping sub-human vermin.

YHWH is greater's picture

An eye for an eye...  A tooth for a tooth...

A van for a van...

chosen's picture

Isn't multiculturalism/diversity grand?  

cornflakesdisease's picture

Britian: proof of what incest can do to a community.

RenoCarlino's picture

European multiculturalism at it's finest. Create policies that encourage only the poorest immigrants to swarm in and then have a system with a poor venue of social mobility that keeps the poorest immigrants perpetually poor generation to generation, then have a cultural marxist ideology that encourages immigrant groups to staunchy remain unintegrated. 

This is not to say multiculturalism doesn't work. If you actually look at the countries with successful multiculturalism in place (relatively speaking of course) like Singapore, Malaysia, Jamaica, China (it's not all Han Chinese over there), Central Asian -stan countries, etc, they are actually very strict on immigration and they have a very conservative culture there - as in you are welcome to live there as long as you're legal and you are willing to fit in with everyone else. Also there are no such retarded schemes like giving free monies to immigrants (and even illegal ones) so those immigrants will have to find work and in doing so will generally be integrated into society or cause little trouble. 

Hell.....the first generation Muslims in Europe were so very well assimilated and very peacefully coexisting with locals. That was when they had jobs instead of free shit. 

IridiumRebel's picture

"they are actually very strict on immigration and they have a very conservative culture there - as in you are welcome to live there as long as you're legal and you are willing to fit in with everyone else. Also there are no such retarded schemes like giving free monies to immigrants (and even illegal ones) so those immigrants will have to find work and in doing so will generally be integrated into society or cause little trouble."

Whoa whoa whoa.....that's sounds like a well versed plan for immigration!
What about the free apartment, food, phone and hope that these sub-humans shit out more spawn!?!?

RenoCarlino's picture

Even if there are free shits in those countries they are only reserved for citizens in very limited amounts and certainly not to immigrants. 

CultiVader's picture

The driver is still alive. That's differnt.
Fox had a f"former" cia operative comment. News you can trust.
The bimbo actually thanked him for providing insight, because he "knows how these things work."
Fucking A.

robertocarlos's picture

That's at least a 200 Pound fine.

man of Wool's picture

Plus a few penalty points on his license. 

That'll stop them.

ParaZite's picture

This is the same, radicalized Mosque that trained the shoe bomb terrorist, and many others. Forgive me, if I don't give a single fuck about a terrorist camp taking casualties. 

Secondly, the driver is not white. He is wearing a Kippah in the photos I have seen. 

Third, This is "part and parcel" with living your life in a large, global city, according to the Mayor of London, so why is this even news?

RenoCarlino's picture

That Mayor seems like a dickhead and a borderline sympathizer even if he said that. It's like he concedes that it's normal instead of actively admitting that there is something that should be done about this.

ParaZite's picture

His gym buddy died pulling off the 7-11 bombing. 

Makes you think, eh?

ParaZite's picture

He was also the legal council for the 9-11 terrorist and the only Muslim on that legal team. 

Korprit_Phlunkie's picture

Obviously some left wing wacko thought the mosque was having a Tory softball practice for the big parliament game coming up thursday night.

cristo's picture

Terror attacks are “part and parcel of life in a big city,” Khan 

rockstone's picture

No shit? He actually said that?

Good for him! Where does he worship?

YHWH is greater's picture

Another NON WHITE vigil soon ?

Nice too see the shoe is on the other foot !

 

chosen's picture

I have as much sympathy for the moslems who were run over as the moslems have for the whites killed by moslem terrorists, which is to say, none.  Moslems need to return to the middle east which is where they came from and they need to quit polluting white countries.

shimmy's picture

Terrorism when a Muslim does something. Not terrorism when a non Muslim does the exact same thing.

Brilliant. 

Anarchyteez's picture

I think Britts have a self defense argument at this point.

YHWH is greater's picture

FUCK YOU  !

 

YAHWEH IS GREATER THAN YOUR PEDOPHILE CAMEL FUCKER AND THE MOON GODDESS ALLAT !

TAALR Swift's picture

How does Yahweh stack up against Ra, Odin, Zeus, Shiva or Q?

vic and blood's picture

Maybe he meant Perkunas, who is a known bad-ass god. They are all pipsqueeks compared to the Great Mother.

IridiumRebel's picture

Ahura Mazda Motherfucker.

Zarathustra was ordered by a spirit named Good Thought to start preaching against the bloody sacrifices of the traditional Iranian cults and to give aid to the poor. Gradually, the prophet began to understand that Good Thought had been sent by the supreme god Ahuramazda, a name that can be translated as Wise Lord. Zarathustra sometimes addresses his god as Ahura, lord, and as Mazda, wisdom.

vic and blood's picture

I don't have a problem with Zoroastrianism. It is one of the earlier monotheistic religions, and unlike most monotheistic faiths, is actually benevolent. To a fault, one could argue, concerning Cyrus. It influenced Judaism, which begat both Christianity and the bastardized Islam. If I had to choose a patriarchal type religion, it would easily be my first choice.

vic and blood's picture

Actually, I was only half serious and feigned ignorance of Q to aid  me in teasing the YHWH dude, who actually has a sense of humor and may not be as fanatical as he appears. 

     My understanding is that The Song of Solomon was plagiarized from a Zoroastrian text. Does that match your information?

HRH Feant2's picture

Q was an omnipotent and all-powerful being that showed up on several of the Star Trek series.

"Q is a fictional character in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager, as well as in related media. In all of these programs, he is portrayed by John de Lancie. He is a being of unknown origin who is unconstrained by, and possesses immeasurable power over, normal human notions of time, space, the laws of physics, and even reality itself, being capable of violating or altering any or all of them in creatively unpredictable ways with a casual thought or hand gesture, limited only by his imagination. Despite his vast knowledge and experience spanning untold eons (and much to the exasperation of the object(s) of his obsession), he is not above practical jokes for his own personal amusement, for some otherwise unfathomably Machiavellian and manipulative purpose, or simply to prove a point. Like his fellow Q, he is said to be nigh-omnipotent, and he is continually evasive regarding his true motivations."
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_(Star_Trek)

Intoxicologist's picture

 

I thought he was referring to the James Bond  character who supplied 007 with all the neato gadgets.

HRH Feant2's picture

Not a Bond fan. Another Q? Cool!

CultiVader's picture

Hey, that's life in the big city.

samsara's picture

The shoe bomber was a patsie. They didn't even give him the blasting cap denonator.

He was put on that plane. Read the eye witness account

InnVestuhrr's picture

BREAKING NEWS from CNNN

From Senior Propagandists Wolf Bullshiter & Anderson Crapper

Unnamed sources claim that the driver, who has a pacemaker installed, was an innocent victim of a Russian hacker who hacked both his van and his pacemaker and remotely drove the van into the islamic cult worshipers as part of a conspiracy designed to blame the American Republican Party and President Trump, in collusion with President Putin, for being racist and promoting violence against the peace-loving all-conquering dogma-coercing separate society and government islamic cult worshipers.

WARNING: This post may have been altered or placed by Russian hackers

CultiVader's picture

Cia/Mossad directed op.

robertocarlos's picture

All those fucking Muzzies can pack up and go home to the ME.

Jack Oliver's picture

Israel occupy it !!

That's why they are in FUCKING Europe !!!

The whole thing reeks of 'distraction' after the Syrian jet was shot down by the Zionist controlled CUNTS !!

Jack Oliver's picture

You wouldn't have a FUCKING clue - You were born stupid and will die that way !

YHWH is greater's picture

Behead those who disrespect ENGLAND !

Christianity will dominate the world !

 

YHWH is greater's picture

Common law & 10 commandments for all muzzie countries !

Sky flyer's picture

This should be just enough for the green shoots in "markets" in the morning. I see futures already soaring. Waiting for the monkey hammering of gold now.