19 Jun 2017 – We are shocked and horrified by the terrorist attack on Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park this morning, which has resulted in one fatality and several serious injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

We condemn this cowardly attack, as we do all terror attacks, in the strongest terms possible. This is a heinous crime motivated by hatred of Muslims. This is the 3rd terrorist attack on London in 3 months. Once again terrorists seek to divide. They will not succeed.

We praise the community for their swift response in helping the police to arrest one of the men who deliberately ploughed into worshippers who were leaving the Mosque.

An emergency meeting has been called with our local police commander and local authority to review security concerns for our mosque and others in Tower Hamlets. We urge vigilance against further terrorist attacks and violent hate crimes.

We urge the relevant authorities to treat this with the same urgency and seriousness as other terrorist attacks. Muslims have been demanding better legislation and action on hate crimes for a while, this attack once again brings home the critical need to do so.