Egypt denounces London mosque attack, warns of Islamophobia

Egypt denounces London mosque attack, warns of Islamophobia

"The attack unfolded whilst a man was receiving first aid from the public at the scene", Basu said.

Police officers guard a road leading to Finsbury Park Mosque the attack.

"We stopped all forms of attack and abuse towards him that were coming every angle, and by coincidence while the people who were tending to the injured were calling emergency services, a police van drove past so we flagged them down".

"He was saying "I wanna kill more people, I wanna kill more Muslims", Aidroos told BBC TV.

Jeddah - An official source at the Foreign Ministry condemned terrorist attack on worshipers near the Finsbury Park Mosque north of London. He called the incident a "horrific terrorist attack".

A man who wanted to be identified as Abdulrahman, which is not his real name, said he helped detain the suspect and added: "When he went into the [police] van he made gestures, he was laughing".

At least 10 people were injured when a van ploughed into a group of worshippers as they exited the mosque at about 12.20am today.

We said: "'we're not going to kill you, why did you do that?' and he wouldn't say anything", continued Alamoudi.

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The imam of Muslim Welfare House - which is also a community centre - said a passing police van was flagged down after the attack. A van is seen near Finsbury Park station after the vehicle struck pedestrians in north London , Monday June 19, 2017 .

"Someone called me and said it was him and I said "It can't be".

Mr McDonald said that he ordered the tactical firearms units into position within an hour of the Finsbury Park attack.

Armed police guard a street in the Finsbury Park area of north London where a vehicle hit pedestrians on 19 June 2017.

The incident follows only weeks after a vehicle was driven into pedestrians on London Bridge by Islamist militants who then attacked crowds in Borough Market with knives, killing eight people.

The police did not describe the incident as an attack, but they did confirm that investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command.

The man was held until police arrived and Sky News reports that it was the mosque's imam who prevented some in the tense and angry crowd from beating the man. "I want to kill Muslims, '" said Rahman.

"He had been restrained by about three people. We stopped him until the police came".

London police closed the area to normal traffic. After the London Bridge attack, the mayor's office reported a 40 per cent increase in racist incidents and a fivefold increase in anti-Muslim crime.