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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Versengetorix's picture

Well that does it! now we really have to control the Right now!  - Theresa May

rockstone's picture

How many 'points' was that?

YHWH is greater's picture

10 points for casualties, 3 points for wounded.


rockstone's picture

I wish there was some way to get advanced notice. We could start a pool.

Korprit_Phlunkie's picture

ANy truth to thee rumor the mosque was extra full because many muslim immigrants welfare apartment had recently burned down so they had no where else to go?

YHWH is greater's picture

Mudslimes in Londonistan just need to get used to it  Yes sadique can !

besnook's picture

yhwh is such a peace loving bloke.

DarthVaderMentor's picture

Well, I guess the civil war is heating up in the UK. I wonder how soon will it be before gun free zones here in the US become moving vehicle killing zones?

zen0's picture

Guess someone finally had enough B.S.

YHWH is greater's picture

Happy ramadan !

Please urinate on corpses.


YHWH is greater's picture

shariah NO PASSARAN !

CaptainMoonlight's picture

Aw this is really terribly sad. 


Please run over the mosque (base) now.

Dragon HAwk's picture

Too Soon to Say?   Get A Bigger truck?

markar's picture

So what do the SJWs do when they find out this Islamophobic attack was committed by a Muslim?

YHWH is greater's picture

They revert to cognitive dissonant mode.

CRM114's picture

From what?

That's their only mode.

YHWH is greater's picture

Ebba Akerlund is smiling in heaven !

Angels singing praises to YHWH...

johnwburns's picture

If its an Englishman bowling over dune coons I say bully. Back up and hit 'em again. 

moneybots's picture

"This racist bastard ran over innocent civilians on their way home from taraweh"


You mean like the ones at London Bridge or Manchester?

HK21E's picture

Yeah - my give a fuck quotient has been exceeded about the muds for about 10 lifetimes. 

moneybots's picture

"Islamaphobic attack in finsbury park right now."


What about those Christaphobic attacks in London and Manchester?

silverer's picture

I think the driver should claim a sexual emergency as the defense.

loveyajimbo's picture

Jeeze... I sure hope the vehicle is ok.... not sure how they will get the stench off the tires and undercarriage...

HK21E's picture

They can use the same stuff they used to scrub the Wookie stink out of the White House drapes. 

headless blogger's picture

It was only a matter of time. This will help the Leftist Radicals in their open door policy, as now they can scream about the Muslims being victims even louder.

Or maybe someone is trying to instigate a civil war? Anyway you look at it, the invasions of Middle East nations, and now the purposeful flooding of Europe with Islamic people who care nothing for Western values (but have every reason to hate Westerners), has all been stamped with APPROVAL by the Leaders of Western Nations.

spacemonkey99's picture

Well he might have a defense 

Your honor, I was rushing over to my flat trying to move when I turned the corner and all these guys were lined up in the street lying down sniffing each other's arses ....i could not stop in time honest....

VladLenin's picture

ISIS false flag? maybe they're learning from the masters.

YourAverageJoe's picture

The headline would have been better if it had read:

 "Crazy Islamic terrorist gets shot to death by armed Texas citizens on Galveston Seawall after attempting to stupidly run over Texan pedestrians"


Yeah, i' m from Texas.

MCDirtMigger's picture

We need better training on how to run over chit

TGF Texas's picture


Now the MSM will start preaching to the Muslims about not becoming "Cacuophobic".


headless blogger's picture

Watching this video streaming live from London, I almost think I'm watching something from some other nation.

People need to start holding to account the "Elites" who have allowed these people into Europe. Why aren't they?

Jack Oliver's picture

They have been forced upon Europe - To get them out of the ME on behalf of Israel !!!!!

Kefeer's picture

That is a question for the countries Military establishment that is sworn to uphold their Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  When the military's figure out the people who give orders are the enemy within, then there is a carnal hope.  It will never happen, therefore the only actual and real hope is reconciliation with the Creator - Jesus.  

Most people are to full of pride and arrogance to see the actual truth and the reality of their own personal fallen condition, but they readily see it in everyone else.

YouJustCouldnt's picture

He looks like he just couldn't be less arsed!

numapepi's picture

Every time we hear of an incident like this the media that calls itself unbiased goes into protection mode and tells us not to jump to conclusions. Then when they finally admit what really happened they claim how worried they are about retaliatory attacks.

Today they instantly jump to conclusions and call it Islamophobic.

Has the media ever heard of constancy?

Meanwhile the name has been withheld... I suspect if he is an Englishman his name would be the headline.

VWAndy's picture

 Every day a new traggedy? Daily dirty deeds ?

  Just once it would be nice if they rund over some laywers.

Kefeer's picture

False flag brought to you by the global terror institute (GTI) called the CIA (Central Interference Agency); also part of that lovely institution, the MIC.

ItsDanger's picture

In the photo the van looks like it's parked on the street not sidewalk.  Did he hit pedestrians on the road?

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

i wake up and same thing i read.........


vehicle drives into people.....


the goal is to tell your subconcious that drivers are dangerous and therefore cars must be banned from the cities...


but the sheep is not connecting the dots.....


smartphones, netflix, google, amazon and facebook....that's what's important...


played on a massive scale....zombie nation........

blanketof ash's picture

They are not out to ban cars, but they will ban the meat behind the wheel.

Jack Oliver's picture

Picture of the van - 10 people reported dead - more mowed down - The ONLY damage to the van - a screw fell out of the licence plate - which otherwise remains in remarkably good condition !

It's a HOAX and a distraction you FUCKING morons !!

" It is easier to FOOL someone - than to convince them that they have been FOOLED " Mark Twain

You people fall for this complete BULLSHIT - time and time again !

Generally - your comments are FUCKING puerile!

JailBanksters's picture

Violence is not new to Finsbury from what I've been reading.

There have been cases previously of Jews passing themselves off as Isalmic Extremists to incite Extremeism so the Government would Raid and Investigate the Mosque.

It's interesting they have not released the name of driver, which makes me think he's a Jew.




Herodotus's picture

The number of British Jews has been on the decline in recent years.  Moved on to greener pastures I suppose.

OliverAnd's picture

Soon you are going to need a special licence to be able to rent/drive a van that will include security clearance and a full annual psychological assessment in the UK and elsewhere... 

JailBanksters's picture

They should ban all cars

More people die from cars than from Terrorists.

~35 per week in the UK.

~650 per week in the USA.

And both countries spent infintely more money on terrorists than road safety.

So keeping their citizens "safe" is NOT their number one priority.


Cordeezy's picture

Well this isnt helping the people that say Guns should be banned because crazy people can't kill people if they can't get guns!  May is having a hell of a lot to deal with in a short period of time.  This has alot to do with the open borer policy since the EU was formed.  If they would have kept tabs on people going back and forth to Libya, then the other attacks may have been prevented, which then would have prevented this attack.  Policies have consequences that stretch for decades, never forget that.


Stan522's picture

Let more muzzies in and allow them to roam freely, you IDIOT's!