Community leaders condemn 'terrorist attack' at Finsbury Park mosque

London police say one suspect has been detained in an apparent early-morning attack on worshippers standing outside a mosque.

Police in London are investigating yet another terror attack in the city, after a van ploughed into a group of people near a mosque - leaving one person dead and 10 others injured.

The attack comes at a time of political turmoil in Britain, as Prime Minister May plunges into divorce talks with the European Union weakened by the loss of her parliamentary majority in a June 8 election.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said police are treating the incident "as a potential terrorist attack", and has confirmed that counter-terrorism command is leading an active inquiry.

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

"Officers are on the scene with other emergency services", the police spokesman was quoted as saying.

The Muslim Council of Britain, an umbrella body, posted on Twitter that a van ran over worshippers as they left Finsbury Park Mosque after prayers.

Meanwhile, chairman of the mosque at Finsbury Park Mohammed Kozbar tweeted: "Our thoughts and prayers with those who got injured and effected by this cowardly attack in Finsbury Park area, many casualties in the floor".

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One man outside the Finsbury Park mosque died at the scene, a van driver was arrested and eight people were taken to hospitals following the early morning incident.

The incident occurred in North London outside of the Muslim Welfare House, which is located near the Finsbury Park Mosque.

"Muslim communities have been calling for increased action to tackle the growth in hate crime for many years and transformative action must now be taken to tackle not only this incident but the hugely worrying growth in Islamophobia".

The Emirates Stadium close by, while further up Seven Sisters Road is the green space of Finsbury Park, which opened in 1869 and gives the area its name. Monday's attack marks the third time in the space of three months that a van has been deliberately used to kill pedestrians, following the Westminster Bridge attack in March and last week's London Bridge assault earlier this month.

The suspect screamed "I'm going to kill all Muslims", according to witness Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi, who was assisting victims.

"There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park mosque that seemed to have hit people who were coming out after prayers had finished". The standard recognizes independent community organizations that deliver services for local people and build partnerships with other groups.

The imam of a Muslim center in London has been praised for his "bravery and courage" in stopping an angry crowd turning on the driver involved in a van attack.

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Muslims pray on a sidewalk in the Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehicle hit pedestrians. He has been taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Toufik Kacimi, chief executive of the Muslim Welfare House, said the local community was "horrified" by the incident and appealed for calm.

He said: "My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected".

The incident comes at a time when emotions are high in the United Kingdom, in the wake of a series of deadly terrorist attacks. Officers on patrol nearby were at the scene within seconds and made one arrest.

Manchester was also hit by a severe attack when a bomber killed more than 20 people at an Ariana Grande concert. Vanzella said she went to the window and saw "loads of people gathering" in a corner across the road from her window.

However, it is up to the Police to find out the truth about the London Van Attack.

"They were very nervous, shouting very loud, trying desperately to make some signs to a police auto that was. just passing the road", she told CNN.

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