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An incident involving a white van that
plowed into pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning is now being investigated as an act of terrorism, London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said in a statement. One man has died and at least 10 people have been injured in connection to the attack, the BBC reported.
One suspect — a 48-year-old man whose identity has not yet been released — has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
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On Sunday night, a
white van rammed into pedestrians leaving London’s Finsbury Park Mosque after “taraweeh,” or nightly Ramadan prayers. Media outlets began reporting on the incident as more details emerged.
In some publications, like the
Daily Mail Online, reporters went so far as to link the attack on the mosque with a radical cleric who used to preach there. (6/19/17) Read more
On Monday morning,
hours after the above deadly attack, Trump took to Twitter to urge his followers to watch an appearance from his lawyer, Jay Sekulow, on Fox News. Though Trump immediately deleted that tweet, he followed it up with a second tweet criticizing the Democratic party.
His silence on the deadly attack continues what some have argued to be a pattern of non-response to attacks without a seemingly pat narrative of Islamist terrorists attacking civilians.
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