White van driver ploughs into and hurts at least 10 people outside London mosque before Muslims finishing evening prayers tackle suspect to ground

White van driver ploughs into and hurts at least 10 people outside London mosque before Muslims finishing evening prayers tackle suspect to ground, by Paddy Dinham.

More than ten pedestrians were hit by a white van driver who veered onto a pavement near a renowned north London mosque, according to reports.

Several people were reportedly hurt after the van ploughed into a crowd outside Finsbury Park Mosque, where hate cleric Abu Hamza once preached, as they finished Ramadan evening prayers called taraweeh.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing bystanders wrestle the suspect to the floor and pin him down until officers arrived. …

The leader of Finsbury Park mosque, Mohammed Kozbar, told The Sun: ‘Whoever did this, he did it to hurt people and it’s a terrorist attack. … We call it a terrorist attack as we called it in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge.’ …

The culprit:

Images on Twitter appeared to show a clean-shaven white man with black hair being detained by police officers behind a van, surrounded by a group of shouting onlookers. …

Another social media user reported: ‘Islamaphobic attack in Finsbury Park right now. A van swerved off the main road and ran over several Muslim men.’

This is a new watershed in the escalating violence.

UPDATE: Anti-Muslim Terror? Several Injured as Man Ploughs Van into Pedestrians Outside London Mosque, by Breitbart London.

A person in a van has mowed down several people on a London street near a well-known mosque in Finsbury Park. Eyewitnesses have said the man got out of the car, was waving a knife, and shouted “I want to kill all Muslims”. …

The Daily Mail reports there may be two people dead. …

The salafist Finsbury Park mosque has previously been in the news as having been the home of famed hate preacher Abu Hamza Al Masri, as well as having 9/11 attacker Zacarias Moussaoui and shoe bomber Richard Reid as attendees. …