THE DRIVER of the van that plowed into worshippers leaving a mosque in London was ranting and raving about wanting to take lives — screaming, “I’m going to kill all Muslims,” a witness says.
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Even As police officers have not yet showed whether or not the incident was deliberate, witnesses and native non secular leaders suggested seeing the suspect “deliberately” ram into a group of individuals outside the Finsbury Park Mosque.
Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi, who was once in the space and watched the drama spread, instructed BuzzFeed News the car seemed to veer off the road and head immediately for the worshippers.
“This massive van just got here and went all over the place us,” Saleh Alamoudi stated. “i believe at least 8 or 10 people have been injured. Luckily I managed to escape, after which the fellow got here out of his van.”
After the collision, Saleh Alamoudi mentioned the motive force tried to flee on foot — however was stopped by means of he and two of his pals. They reportedly held down the man for approximately 20 mins till police arrived.
“He was once screaming sooner than that,” Saleh Alamoudi instructed BuzzFeed. “He used to be announcing, ‘I’m going to kill all Muslims, I’m going to kill all Muslims.’ He was throwing punches far and wide. Then after we managed to get him on the floor, he was saying, ‘Kill me, kill me.’
The Muslim Council Of Britain has been regarding the early Monday incident as an “attack,” with no less than one local chief claiming the mosque used to be targeted on goal.
“Stunned and outraged to listen to a van has deliberately run over worshippers leaving #Ramadan night time prayers on Seven Sisters Street,” tweeted Harun Khan, secretary basic of the council.
Video footage published on social media displays what seems to be a white male being held by way of police and screaming.
The neighborhood where the incident took place is home to 2 other mosques and numerous worshippers. Many had been said to were within the area after attending evening prayers as a part of the Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.