Muslims react to Finsbury Park mosque attack with prayer

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Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail|19 June 2017| 24 Ramadan 1438

Muslims reacted peacefully with prayer after the attack on their community.

A van veered into pedestrians outside a mosque in Finsbury Park in what has been described as a terror attack.

After some of them held down the suspect until he was taken away by police, Muslims gathered together to pray.

They were joined by the local Jewish community as well as people of other faiths.

According to reports on social media, the Ramadan prayers at the Finsbury Park mosque prior to the attack were focused around the Grenfell Tower victims.

The Chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque wrote last week: “#FinsburyParkMosque raised £3000 so far for the victims of #GrenfellTower fire, we will keep fundraising and this is the least we can do.”

Muslim Council of Britain secretary general Harun Khan condemned the attack and also urged calm.

He said: “During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship.

“My prayers are with the victims and their families. It appears from eyewitness accounts that the perpetrator was motivated by Islamophobia.

“Over the past weeks and months, Muslims have endured many incidents of Islamophobia, and this is the most violent manifestation to date.

Source – Telegraph