Finsbury Park attack: Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders unite to condemn latest London terror attack

Faith leaders speak out in a joint interview 

Monday 19 June 2017 15:33
Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders unite to condemn Finsbury Park Mosque attack

Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders have united to condemn the attack on a mosque in Finsbury Park.

One man has died and several others have been injured after a van was driven into a crowd during the suspected terror attack in North London.

Faith leaders have spoken out against the attack and a rabbi, a Muslim man and a bishop stood together for a joint interview.

“An attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths. The reason that so many people have turned up today from all sorts of different faith communities is because we want to stand together with our Muslim brothers and sisters,” Reverend Adrian Newman told the BBC.

"That’s exactly the thing that really infuriates people who don’t want people to get together, don’t want that message. In response to that message we will carry on," the rabbi added.

“That’s the point that made them so angry so we have to respond by being together."

Witnesses to the alleged terrorist attack claimed a man shouted “I'm going to kill all Muslims” after he ploughed a van into people near the mosque.

The van driver, described as a large, white man, was detained by members of the public after the attack.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and Security Minster Ben Wallace said the suspect was not known to security services.

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