London mosque attack: ‘Sickening’ attempt to destroy the freedom of religion, says UK PM Theresa May

"[The terrorist attack was] the second this month and every bit as sickening as the ones before. It was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent going about their daily lives," she said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 19, 2017 7:48 pm
London attack, london mosque attack, theresa may At least one person has been killed and several others injured in the attack after an unknown assailant ran his car into worshippers who were coming out of the mosque after offering prayers.

Responding to the attack near a London mosque on Sunday night, British Prime Minister Theresa May described it as a “sickening” attempt to destroy the freedom of religion in the country. “Hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed,” she said. May further added the attacker acted alone and was “bravely” detained by the public at the scene.

“[The terrorist attack was] the second this month and every bit as sickening as the ones before. It was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent going about their daily lives. This time, British muslims, as they left a mosque having broken their fast and prayed together at their sacred time of the year,” she said.

Talking to reporters outside 10 Downing Street, she said people have come together to condemn the act like they have done before. “Today we come together as we have done before to condemn this act and to state once again that hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed,” she said.

At least one person has been killed and several others injured in the attack after an unknown assailant ran his car into worshippers who were coming out of the mosque after offering prayers. The driver of the van was detained by police and sent to the hospital for treatment after which he will be taken into custody. “At this early stage of this investigation, no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police, however, the investigation continues,” the Metropolitan Police said.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, issued a statement after the attack and said: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected. I am grateful to our emergency services, who responded quickly and have been working on the scene throughout the night.”

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    kulaputra kulaputra
    Jun 20, 2017 at 6:33 am
    Nice politically well crafted statement. Can we have true feelings please ? are you sure that this was not a state sponsored event to put people in place ?
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      bitterhoney
      Jun 19, 2017 at 11:12 pm
      This is how a real prime minister (pradhan sewk) should react on such incidents. This is the reaction of the prime minister of a civilized country. How can we compare our bogus pradhan sevak with the legitimate pradhan sevaks of civilized nations? On such incidents our pradhan sewak becomes dumb as if nothing happened. Bhakts say PM need not speak on every incident.
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        Piyu
        Jun 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm
        Miya makdi hamesha atanki e rahenge...saalo Ki nasal hi h..
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          Maya
          Jun 19, 2017 at 9:40 pm
          Let these rats taste their own medicine. Am sure no one feels sorry. If every country treats them the way they treat others, these rats would have controlled their violent behaviour.
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            Benaami
            Jun 19, 2017 at 9:48 pm
            You are calling them rats! They ruled India for 700 years and still you can be majority Hindu country and able to write word 'rat' is not we can call the wonder of the world!
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              subhasis ghosh
              Jun 19, 2017 at 10:22 pm
              You are forgetting that Bharatvarsha was divided on the grounds of religion. Why did that have to happen?
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                Shyamal Ganguly
                Jun 19, 2017 at 10:45 pm
                Hey Muslim, PAkistan was created by the Muslims, for the Muslims, of the Muslims. Why are you still in India? Get out!!!
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                  bitterhoney
                  Jun 19, 2017 at 11:16 pm
                  shabash brother. You hit the right chord.
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                  bitterhoney
                  Jun 19, 2017 at 11:14 pm
                  If these rats find you they will eat you.
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                  Ramakrishnan Kinattukara
                  Jun 19, 2017 at 8:37 pm
                  Instead of crying wolf Muslims should introspect. Out dated and criminal ideas like jihad and kafir should be discarded from their religious discourse to maintain peace and harmony in this world. There is nothing holy about any war. Violence only begets more violence.
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                    Namasivayam Chokkalingam
                    Jun 19, 2017 at 7:57 pm
                    History after 700 AD shows that Islam has destro freedom of religion and defiantly continues to do so 95 of the times and other religions together have done it just 5 times. Sad but true. The fact slaps you in the face.
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                      vs
                      Jun 19, 2017 at 6:54 pm
                      She is as bad as any Indian sickular politician. Pampering those who are to be eliminated. She will destroy Britain as our sickular leaders are destroying India.
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                        Citizen
                        Jun 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm
                        Newton's third law !!!! Who are the root cause for all these things??? Ignorant nothing but ignorance. Hope these guys would realize and join the main stream of peace lovers and live and let live guys. Jaihind
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