Van mows down worshippers leaving London mosque, here are all the reactions

Police said they received a call at around 12:20 am regarding the collision on Seven Sisters Road, which runs through the area around the mosque.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 19, 2017 7:50 pm
London, Finsbury Park, London attack, london mosque attack, finsbury park mosque, london attack reactions, theresa May, twitter reactions Police say a vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London, leaving several casualties and one person was arrested. (Source: AP Photo)

At least one person died and several others injured after a van rammed into pedestrians near a mosque in north London, just after midnight on Monday. According to Metropolitan police, the injured were taken to three different hospitals. The incident happened when worshippers were leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque, following which one person, believed to be the driver of the van, was arrested. Police said they received a call at around 12.20 am regarding the collision on Seven Sisters Road, which runs through the area around the mosque.

Here are some of the reactions:

Prime Minister Theresa May: “This is a terrible incident. All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones, and the emergency services on the scene.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: The Mayor of London described the incident as a “horrific terrorist attack”. He also offered his prayers for the victims. “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,” he said. He also said that the incident was a “deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: I’m totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight.

Mohammed Kozbar‏: Our thoughts and prayers with those who got injured and effected by this cowardly attack in Finsbury Park area, many casualties in the floor.

British counter-terrorism officers have joined regular police to help investigate the incident, according to the Guardian.

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    sri.s
    Jun 19, 2017 at 8:27 pm
    Muslims don't worship' in mosque but pray. The use of word 'worshiper' here shows that ppl with no basic knowledge are working as journalist now. No idea or knowledge of history, culture,tradition,politics etc but a 'degree' in english language is the only criteria!
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    1. V
      vijayhemas
      Jun 19, 2017 at 11:38 am
      Newton's third law never fails.
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        Shyamal Ganguly
        Jun 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm
        Newton was an Englishman who ruled the science for 2 centuries and then Einstein a Jew overruled him with his Quantum Mechanics and curvature of space. Yes third law still works very well. Muslims do not understand law of KARMA which is the THIRD LAW of Physics.
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        1. H
          Humanbeing
          Jun 19, 2017 at 7:59 pm
          The common man does not know much about einstein vs newton stuff but they all know the action reaction theory of newton by heart. It is a natural phenomenon and so in sync with people's experiences. And yes, it is definitely playing out in Britain now - reaction for par ion of India and blind support to Pakistan and anti Hindu minorities for a long long time, then now reaction of white man to constant islamic terrorist attacks on the locals there. Now I hope the Europeans understand the factors at play in India when a riot takes place. If not, they will come to know of that slowly and slowly.
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        Fck allah
        Jun 19, 2017 at 10:51 am
        Finally non Muslims are waking up. Keep it up guys
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