‘I am so sorry’: Old lady’s words to Imam who protected London Mosque attack suspect from getting beaten is so heart-touching

"People who have done this are not English. They are not Christians. In fact, God forgive me in your holy month, they are animals. They are pigs," the old woman, identified as Julie from Ilford in the video, was heard saying, before she apologised to the Imam.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 23, 2017 12:31 pm
london mosque attack, london mosque attack finsbury, uk finsbury park attack, uk finsbury park attack social media, london mosque attack twitter reactions, indian express, indian express news Reportedly, after bystanders caught hold of the suspect, Mahmoud told them “don’t hit him, hand him over to the police, pin him down”.(Source: Yourboywazz/Twitter)

In yet another attack in London, a van rammed into worshippers in north London’s Finsbury Park Mosque on June 19. At least one person was declared dead while many others were injured in the attack. Reportedly Darren Osborne, a Cardiff resident, was suspected to be behind the attack. According to a Guardian report, the family of the suspect claimed that he was mentally unwell. People on social media expressed shock on coming to know about the loss, but it is the heroic act of Imam Mohammed Mahmoud that is garnering love from across the world on social media.

According to a report by Mirror, after bystanders caught hold of the suspect, Mahmoud told them “don’t hit him, hand him over to the police, pin him down”. He told that he had asked people not to hit him because he wanted to stop further bloodshed. In what seems to be a response to his heartwarming act, a video showing an old woman on a wheelchair going up to him and thanking him has gone viral.

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Watch the video here.

The woman is addressed as Julie in the video. Seemingly disturbed by the attack, she says “People who have done this are not English. They are not Christians. In fact, God forgive me in your holy month, they are animals. They are pigs.” She says that the Quran and the Bible preaches to ‘love your brother like you love yourself’ and asks looking at the camera — “Would you do that your brother?” She then looks at the Imam with tearful eyes and apologises to him. “I have come all the way from Ilford just to see you and say I am so so sorry”, she says.

Here are some of the reactions the video has garnered.

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    Amrit Rao
    Jun 23, 2017 at 8:34 pm
    Modi chose to not condemn the terrorist's attack on muslims.
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      indian
      Jun 24, 2017 at 7:49 am
      Oh go get a life.
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        Akshay S
        Jun 24, 2017 at 11:46 am
        Come on it was done by a mentally unwell man. A lot of incidents happen around the world. Should modi keep condeming them or perform his duties as the PM of India.
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          Matty
          Jun 25, 2017 at 7:59 am
          Are you suggesting that those Muslims who do such acts are not mentally unwell as well?
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        RR
        Jun 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm
        Tell Britishers that this did not hapen in Kashmir when an innocent cop was butchered lynched to death in Jama Masjid just after namaz on the day of revealation of Quraan. It happened in Britain where majority is christian, not muslim...otherwise it would have been just like Jama Masjid of Kashmir where a honest innocent man was brutally killed by islamic fanatics of Kashmir.
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          Jeslin Patricya
          Jun 23, 2017 at 5:45 pm
          Humanity first.
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