London attackers on Muslims now under suspicion of terrorist activities


Against the after an attack on Muslims in front of a London mosque arrested man is now
Terrorist suspected to be determined. The British Prime Minister Theresa May called on all citizens to unity.

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Scotland Yard said in a statement that the attacker had been taken “in addition, because of the job, preparation or incitement to terrorism including murder and attempted murder”. Previously, the man had been arrested because of attempted murder. The police corrected in the statement, the age of the husband of the first 48 to 47 years.

In addition, an apartment in the Region of Cardiff in connection with the incident, scans will currently. The in the attack used delivery van was from Wales. It was rented from a company in Pontyclun, near the Welsh capital, as the Secretary of state for Wales, Alun Cairns, had been notified. The police in South Wales working with the investigators of Scotland Yard, it said.

May: “We will not let ourselves be divided”

In the night of Monday was a delivery truck near a mosque in Finsbury Park in a crowd of people raced. According to police sources, ten people were injured. It is still unclear whether a death case goes back to the spot in the attack or a disease. All of the victims are Muslims, who stayed during the fasting month of Ramadan after the end of a prayer to the road.

The Prime Minister, Theresa May: “a vile attack on Muslims”

The British Prime Minister Theresa May stated that the perpetrators had probably acted alone. They condemned the “vile attack on the Muslims near their worship place”. The country will, however, not columns. “Hatred and Evil will never triumph,” said the head of government after a crisis meeting. Afterwards, they visited the mosque, which is close to the site of the attack.

May: police protection will be strengthened

May announced that the police protection for mosques in the UK would be strengthened. The security needs of the Muslims would be checked again. Also, Scotland Yard believes that the attack was targeted against members of Islam. The attack was “clearly an attack on Muslims,” said the Head of the authority, Cressida Dick.

Dismay after the assassination: A police officer lays flowers near the scene of the crime

The alleged driver of the truck was detained by passers-by on the run. In the radio transmitter BBC a witness, the man I called said: “All Muslims! I want to kill all Muslims!” Such as security, Secretary of state Ben Wallace said, was the suspect to the authorities not previously known.

Increase of hate crimes

The Chairman of the mosque community in Finsbury Park, Mohammed Kozbar, said that many community members were concerned after the attacks of recent weeks in London and Manchester. Also the increasing hostility towards Islam and the rise of hate crimes do you Worry.

Solidarity: The Secretary of state for communities and local government, Sajid Javid (left), speaks with an Imam

Previously, the mosque had informed that: “We have worked over the decades to be very hard for a peaceful and tolerant community, and condemn every act of hatred, of trying to divide our wonderful community.” In the UK, around three million Muslims, most of them in London. Every second was born in the United Kingdom.

London Bridge and Borough Market

The UK is shaken for some time by a series of attacks. Until the beginning of the month, the terrorists had killed on London Bridge and the Borough Market in the capital at least eight people and injured many others. In March, a bomber had hit on the Westminster Bridge more pedestrian and in front of the Parliament, an unarmed policeman stabbed to death. Both actions claimed by the terrorist militia “Islamic state” (IS).

In Manchester, a suicide bomber ripped in may at a concert 22 people to death, more than 100 were injured. It is the worst attack in the country since the U-Bahn – and Bus-bombings in London in July 2005.

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