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Muslim body condemns 'senseless and evil attack' at Finsbury Park

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The attack on worshippers near Finsbury Park mosque has been condemned as a "senseless and evil" attack.

Witnesses described seeing police giving emergency medical treatment to victims after the incident at 12.20am on Monday in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park.

Forensic investigators work the scene in the Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehichle hit pedestrians, on June 19, 2017. © Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP Forensic investigators work the scene in the Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehichle hit pedestrians, on June 19, 2017. Many of the victims are believed to have just finished worshipping at the Finsbury Park mosque after breaking the Ramadan fast.

Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organisation which speaks out against extremism, said: "I utterly condemn the senseless and evil van attack against Muslim worshippers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in London.

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Muslims pray on a sidewalk in the Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehicle hit pedestrians. One person has been arrested after a vehicle hit pedestrians in north London, injuring several people, police said, as Muslim leaders said worshippers were hit after leaving a mosque. A vehicle hits worshipers leaving a London mosque

"According to eyewitnesses this was a deliberate attack against innocent Muslims going about their life.

"We should make clear that if this attack is confirmed as a deliberate terrorist attack then this should be classed as an act of terrorism.

"The British Muslim community requires all decent people to stand with us against this evil violence.

Police guard a street in the Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehichle hit pedestrians, on June 19, 2017. © Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP Police guard a street in the Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehichle hit pedestrians, on June 19, 2017. "Rampant Islamaphobia has been on the rise for a number of years and those on the far right have perpetuated hatred against Muslims.

"They should be called out for their hatred.

"The days ahead will be difficult, but with unity and tolerance we will prevail. We will not allow these far right extremists to divide our diverse communities.

"Enough is enough, my condolences and prayers for all the victims and their families. They are in my prayers."

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