"We found about 15 to 20 people on the scene tending to the injured, administering CPR on the brother who is now deceased, and three people restraining the assailant", he said, adding "they couldn't hold him down and push back the people trying to hit him, so we pushed those people back".
Imam Mohammed Mahmoud had just finished leading prayers when a panicked worshipper rushed inside the mosque in north London.
The van ramming attack at a mosque in London is "a painful illustration of why we must never allow hatred to breed hatred", Britain's chief rabbi says. A forensic tent, center, stands next to a van, in white, at Finsbury Park in north London after the vehicle struck pedestrians Monday, June 19, 2017. Muslim leaders decried the collision as a hate crime and asked the public to stay calm.
- The Metropolitan police's Counter Terrorism Command forces are investigating the incident which happened during Ramadan.
Donald Trump has failed to personally acknowledge the attack on members of a mosque in London, and the murder of a Muslim teenager in Virginia, prompting critics to attack his silence. The pair were engaged in an argument when the man's ex-girlfriend swung what police called "a tire plug tool" at him and stabbed him with it.
Eight people were taken to hospital, with one since discharged, while two others were treated at the scene.
But Kacimi said there was no need for the Muslim community to panic, because police and government officials have been "very, very supportive".
At least one person was killed and 10 others were injured in the assault, which authorities were treating as a terrorist attack.
"We will not be making any further statement because of the ongoing police investigation but will continue to assist the police in any way we can". "All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services", she said in a statement.
Mohammed Kozbar said the attack early Monday morning was no different than the recent attacks on London Bridge and Manchester Arena and said the Muslim community is "in shock". Despite what the Fox News addicted President wants to believe, not all Muslims are terrorists.
Authorities said the incident was being treated as a terror attack.
Since the wave of IS-inspired terror attacks in Britain, there has been a five-fold increase of hate crimes against Muslims.
Both Warfa and Sulaman said there were three people originally in the van, and that two had run away.
"During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship".
The van driver was screaming that he would kill all Muslims.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who represents the area, uses the mosque as a place to meet with residents. In addition to the attackers, seven people are killed and dozens of others wounded.