London Police Plead for Calm after Attack at Mosque

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London police, already stretched by a series of major incidents around the capital, are putting more officers on the street to reassure the public after a driver plowed into a crowd of people leaving a mosque early Monday.

There has been a spate of terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom in recent weeks. "The intention is the same, to divide communities, to make us stop leading the lives that we do", he said. In a statement Khan said, "While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the awful attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect".

May said she would chair an emergency security Cabinet session Monday.

The Metropolitan Police are responding to a horrific terrorist attack on innocent people in Finsbury Park. Parents are scared to send their children to evening prayers. "People are both scared and angry".

The next day, May promises a crackdown on extremism in Britain and warns that assailants could be "copying one another" based on similarities with the 22 March attack at Westminster.

"Just as we stood together in Chesterfield in vigil against the Manchester attacks we now stand together against the attack".

"Diverse, welcoming, vibrant, compassionate, confident and determined never to give in to hate". "These are the values that define this country". These are the values that will prevail'.

Finsbury Park Mosque chairman, Mohammed Kozbar described the incident as a "cowardly attack".

'While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the bad attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect'. It has not been associated with radical views for more than a decade.

The attack occurred in the constituency of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The assault comes on the heels of another attack at London Bridge, in which three men rammed a van into pedestrians and went on a stabbing spree at nearby bars and restaurants, killing eight people.

As news of the attack of the broke, the author was quick to call out some of the "usual newspapers" for their coverage, which referred to the attacker as a "white van driver", rather than 'terrorist, ' presumably because it was seen to be an attack on Muslims rather than by Islamic extremists.

Britain's terrorist alert has been set at "severe" meaning an attack is highly likely.

On March 22, a man killed five people after he drove a auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death. He was also killed by police.

22 May: Suicide bomber Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old British man of Libyan origin, blows himself up outside a pop concert in Manchester.

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