SECURITY has been increased around mosques following calls from Sadiq Khan and Diane Abbott after a suspected terror attack near a Finsbury Park mosque.
The Muslim Council of Britain has released a statement calling on authorities to increase security outside mosques.The Secretary General, Harun Khan, said: “Muslim communities have been calling for increased action to tackle the growth in hate crimes for many years and transformative action must now be taken to tackle not only this incident but the hugely worrying growth in Islamophobia.
”One man has been arrested and Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a “potential terrorist attack” and a Cobra committee emergency meeting would be held later on Monday. Mr Khan said: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected. I am grateful to our emergency services, who responded quickly and have been working on the scene throughout the night.“I have been in contact with the Met Commissioner and senior officers and am being kept updated on all developments. I have also spoken with community organisations in the area, local MP Jeremy Corbyn and leader of the council Richard Watts. “We don’t yet know the full details, but this was clearly a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.“While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect. “The situation is still unfolding and I urge all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant. Please report anything suspicious to the police, but only call 999 in an emergency.Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said: “I’m totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight. I’ve been in touch with the mosques, police and Islington council regarding the incident. My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this awful event.”. 00FastNews.