Muslim Council of Peterborough '˜extremely saddened' by latest London terror attack
The Muslim Council of Peterborough has condemned the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park, London last night.
One person died and 10 others were injured when a van drove into pedestrians outside a Mosque.
One man has been arrested.
A spokesman for the Peterborough organisation said: “The Muslim Council of Peterborough is extremely saddened at the mindless attack on Muslim worshippers outside a Mosque in Finsbury park in London, in the early hours of Monday morning.
“It is understood,that the suspect is under arrest and this is being investigated as a Terrorist incident.
“Whilst we urge the Muslim community to remain calm in the midst of the many sad incidents that have taken place, over the course of the last few weeks, we would also like to remind Muslims throughout the community, of all the work that is being carried out by the various Faith organisations, to promote integration and a better understanding of our Faith, as well as the hard work being undertaken, to prevent and mitigate Islamophobia within the United Kingdom.
“According to eye witnesses, the response of the emergency services at the scene, was put into question. However, this is a matter being investigated by the police at this time and we do not wish to speculate on the events that took place without evidence.
“We are as ever, grateful and praise the tireless bravery shown by the emergency services during the various Terror attacks that have taken place over the last few months and request the community to remember the virtues of peace, forgiveness and tolerance in the month of Ramadhan.”
Abdul Choudhuri, chairman of the Faizen e Madina Mosque added: “Once again another most deplorable terror attack on the innocent people of London who were just coming out from Mosque after praying in the holy month of Ramadan - our whole hearted sympathy are with the victims of this attack. “It just confirms our belief that the terrorists have no religion - Muslim terrorist or Christian terrorist - but are simply criminals -and should be treated as such and the public must understand that and we should stay united to face such evil people.
“We urge all Muslims to be calm and just be vigilant. We have full confidence in the police force to handle the situation. We want our city to be peaceful with harmonious relationship with all people.”