Group of Muslim men gather to pray at scene of Finsbury Park attack

A group of Muslim men has gathered to pray close to the scene where a van drove into crowds of people as they left a mosque, injuring at least 10 people.

They were pictured with their arms crossed and heads bowed in a solemn and powerful gesture as they prayed for the casualties.

The attack on worshippers near Finsbury Park mosque was immediately condemned.

Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organisation which speaks out against extremism, said: ‘I utterly condemn the senseless and evil van attack against Muslim worshippers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in London.

‘According to eyewitnesses this was a deliberate attack against innocent Muslims going about their life.

Group of Muslim men gather to pray at scene of Finsbury Park attack

Group of Muslim men gather to pray at scene of Finsbury Park attack

Group of Muslim men gather to pray at scene of Finsbury Park attack

Group of Muslim men gather to pray at scene of Finsbury Park attack

‘We should make clear that if this attack is confirmed as a deliberate terrorist attack then this should be classed as an act of terrorism.

‘The British Muslim community requires all decent people to stand with us against this evil violence.

‘Rampant Islamaphobia has been on the rise for a number of years and those on the far right have perpetuated hatred against Muslims.

‘They should be called out for their hatred.

‘The days ahead will be difficult, but with unity and tolerance we will prevail. We will not allow these far right extremists to divide our diverse communities.

‘Enough is enough, my condolences and prayers for all the victims and their families. They are in my prayers.’

 

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