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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bogbeagle's picture

You may be correct.


Then again, I always say that the best predictor of future behaviour, is past behaviour.



Spiro The Greek's picture

Muslims kill people and it takes days to be determined as a "terrorist act"..this one got the title instantly!!

Terrorist attack??? Where is the terorist organization claiming responsibility? Where is the attacker's decleration? Where is the organised, recorded list of similar attacks with common motive? Where is the listing of this guy's organization as a terrorist group? Where is the ascociation with a terrorist agenta?

Oh..Iforgot..he used a WHITE VAN .

Mike Masr's picture

The UK media immediately said it was a "white man" as if the religion of Islam is somehow a race. There are literally tens of millions of white muslims from Albania, Bosnia, Russia, the caucasus and elsewhere.    

CHoward's picture

"I didn't see a damn thing."


"I don't know what you're talking about."


"OH...look over there - a squirrel!!"

Sid James's picture

The Muslim Council of Britain blasted the Finsbury Park terror attack as "Most violent Islamophobia".

Well they were quick off the mark to condemn this attack!

I'm still trying to find their statement condemning the recent spate of violent Kuffirphobia attacks though.

tuetenueggel's picture

this medicine will not taste very good to sandniggers.

More will come. This io is only the beginning. Just wait.

Arrest Hillary's picture

The real racial hatred .... born of envy .... is from Socialists, Democrats, Niggers, Muslims, Palestinians, etc. .... towards whites and orientals .... this is NOT "Breezy Racism" .... when are my advanced, Norther Latitude brothers and sisters going to unite .... against the common enemy of civilization ?

dlfield's picture

Wait, I thought white on brown = "hate crime" ?

66Mustanggirl's picture

There were 8 people murdered and 49 wounded in Chicago shootings over the weekend. How is THAT not headline news in this country??

UndertheDRADIS's picture

I am more surprised that it took this long. On the other hand, it took the British more than two centuries to understand that being ruled by unaccountable people on the other side of the sea who override one's local laws is undesirable. Based on that, this revenge attack should have happened sometime in the 23rd century.

While I prefer to think that the Americans would have done something a lot more humorous, such as a SuperSoaker attack featuring 10% pig urine or using a wood chipper to shoot pig parts all over the Baal worshippers, there are more than 100 million longarms in civilian possession in the United States. There are also large amounts of diesel fuel and fertilizer floating around.

Perhaps they have been told to make sure Europe is subjugated first?

Harry Vederchi's picture

Would there be islamophobes without islamists ? No.

Are islamists acceptable ? No.

Therefore: Who is guilty is islamophobe attacks ? Islamists.

Islamism deniers are crazy.

Islamists scream: "You guys should know that as soon as we can we'll extort th jizzya from you once a year and humiliate you constantly until you not only embrace islam, but practice every single bit of its hallal crap and not of its haram shit. And you better be scared. Listen to what our prophet did to impose his rule: Razzia, murder, genocide."

And leftists say: "They don't really mean it. We should rather be scared of white christian males, for they committed all the crimes of History". Nuts. Fake History has become the shield against reality.

They just want to destroy themselves with us. They'll use anything. How do we escape ?

silverer's picture

"Sources have just learned that the van involved was a computer controlled, self-driving van, and the driver was not in control of the vehicle at the time of the event". lol Arrest the programmers!

TalkToLind's picture

Have y'all goyim noticed that every official news photo from various British terror scenes feature at least one fully bearded Middle Eastern looking cop? That's to help you goyim understand that the muslim invaders are on your side.

steelrules's picture

1263, that's the number of people killed by Islamic terrorists in the last 23 days. 1263 to 1.

Raul44's picture

"The Muslim Council of Britain said that the attack appeared to be motivated by Islamophobia." << No, the attack was motivated by your own actions.

numapepi's picture

Still no name of the driver eh?

az_patriot's picture

"Islamophobia", eh?  The presstitutes will invent names for anything it seems.  To liberals, anything can be explained by giving it a name that sounds like some sort of disease or disorder -- so why not call Islamists killing Christians "Christianophobia"? OH!  That's right -- exterminating Christians is politically correct to a liberal. 

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Belerophon's picture

Islamaphobia or just plain old "revenge"?

bluskyes's picture

Where is her majesty - defender of the faith? Time to abdicate.

tuetenueggel's picture

Her majesty is sipping tea with some other old crows.

fightapathy's picture

One guy in a rusty white van is not "a major incident".

dtb's picture

Still waiting to see just one court inquest or funeral for the hundreds of people allegedly killed by terrorist attacks in France, Belguim, Germany, Britain, etc. LOL. 

tuetenueggel's picture

you´ll never see that. Criminal politicians never face any court trial.

Fred123's picture

Filthy muslims.

tuetenueggel's picture

Good. Time that these Sandniggers and muslim turds get their own medzin for lunch.

free lunch.

Ban KKiller's picture

Does the driver need glasses? He missed most of them...

The Conger's picture

Just heard whether true or not that the guy who did this is in Finsbury was the father of one of the kids killed in manchester who was pissed up ...
it was fathers day yesterday so is this his retaliation ?? ...

FORCE's picture



No Escape's picture

I'm not supportive of open borders either, but some of you close minded nazis really need to check your racist selves. It's this kind of ignorance that's responsible for the stupidity on both (or all) sides of these conflicts.
Hope they don't read your bs as that just puts me and my family in even more danger.