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Muslim Council of Britain call for action on Islamophobia

ATTACK: A terror attack took place outside a mosque in Finsbury Park, north London

THE MUSLIM Council of Britain has appealed for calm while police look into the suspected terror attack outside a mosque in Finsbury Park early this morning (June 19).

A pedestrian was killed after a man in a white van drove into worshippers and then shouted, “I’m going to kill all Muslims“. Ten others were injured and taken to hospital.

The attacker struck outside the Muslim Welfare House, in north London, and area filled with worshippers who're attending Ramadan night prayers.

The attacker was pinned down by hero bystanders after the attack in Seven Sisters Road at 12.20am this morning.

Muslim Council of Britain Secretary General Harun Khan said it appeared from eye witness accounts that the perpetrator was motivated by Islamophobia.

He said: “Many will feel terrorised, no doubt be angry and saddened by what has taken place.”

But Mr Khan added: "We urge calm as the investigation establishes the full facts, and in these last days of Ramadan, pray for those affected and for justice.

“My prayers are with the victims and their families."

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