Lincoln Islamic group offer thoughts and prayers for Finsbury Park attack victims

The Islamic Association of Lincoln has condemned the “horrific” attack in the Finsbury Park area of London which left one person dead and 10 people injured.

In a suspected terrorist attack, a man drove a van into a group of worshippers near to the Finsbury Park Mosque.

The group had been helping a man who had collapsed when they were hit just after midnight. The man died, but it is unclear whether this was directly a result of the attack.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Following the news of the incident, which marked the third time a vehicle has been used in this way to injure pedestrians in London in as many months, the Islamic Association offered prayers to those affected.

They called for all of other or no faith to come together against terrorists.

Professor Tanweer Ahmed, Chairman and Trustee of the association said: “The Islamic Association of Lincoln condemns a horrific terrorist attack on innocent people which took place outside Muslim Welfare House near Finsbury Park area in London.

“The association has been working with other faith organisations to promote unity, integration, understanding and community cohesion.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with victims and their families. I urge all Muslims and people with other faith or no faith to stand together, remain united and don’t let terrorists to divide us.”

Dr Ahmed previously called for people to “unite against hatred” following recent terror attacks in the capital.