London mayor says attack near mosque is an assault on shared values

At least one person was killed and 10 injured when a van was driven into a group of people outside a north London mosque early Monday, police said.

"Police have confirmed this is being treated as a potential terrorist attack", May said. "From the window, I started hearing a lot of yelling and screeching, a lot of chaos outside. … Everybody was shouting: "A van’s hit people, a van’s hit people", one woman who lives opposite the scene told the BBC. "Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals", police said in a statement, adding that two other people were treated for minor injuries. "The crowd, they did not understand what was going on". "Some of them he took a few meters (along the road)".

Amateur video footage showed at least three people on the ground in the aftermath of the attack, with one man receiving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said police are investigating whether the death of the man getting first aid was a direct result of the attack, but it was too early to say for sure.

Extra policing resources have been deployed to reassure communities observing Ramadan.

The incident occurred in the Seven Sisters Road area, outside the Finsbury Park mosque.

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

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will chair an emergency meeting Monday morning following a van crash in which a man died at the scene.

The area is in Corbyn's Islington North constituency.

Londons transport authority said on Twitter that the Seven Sisters road had been closed due to an "emergency services incident".

The Finsbury Park mosque has been associated with radical Islamist ideology in the past, but its image changed after it was shut down and reopened under a new management.

Al-Masri, who was the mosque's imam from 1997 to 2003, was later extradited to the United States, where he was convicted of supporting al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists, and sentenced to life in prison in 2015.

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He preached there from 1997 to 2003 before being jailed for inciting violence.

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Tell Mama, an organisation which monitors anti-Muslim abuse and attacks, said its staff had visited the Muslim Welfare House on Friday to urge the congregation to report anti-Muslim hatred and to keep safety during Ramadan. Muslim leaders called for calm. They (people who were hit) were mostly young.

Night comes pretty late in London this time of year. Eight others are in hospital, with two in a very serious condition.

- Police have not named the man arrested, but the van bears the logo and phone number for Pontyclun Van Hire in south Wales.

Mr Rahman claimed the attacker shouted "kill all Muslims, kill all Muslims".

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