How much more can we take?
The prime minister, Theresa May said speaking from outside Downing Street, that last night’s attack has come at a “difficult time in the life of this city.”
Following on from, Manchester suicide bombing, the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attacks and then the latest “unimaginable tragedy” of the Grenfell Tower inferno. and then last night a man drove a white van into innocent Muslims.
To add to the most horrific month Britain has ever seen, a 48-year-old man drove a hired van into innocent Muslims, he was shouting and said, “I want to kill all Muslims” where one person was killed and then were injured.
Following the emergency Cobra meeting Monday morning, May said: “What we have seen throughout, whether in the heroism of the ordinary citizens who fought off the attackers at London Bridge, or the unbreakable resolve of the residents in Kensington, or this morning the spirit of the community that apprehended this attacker, is an extraordinary city with extraordinary people.
“It is home to a multitude of communities that together make London one of the greatest cities on Earth.
“Diverse, welcoming, vibrant, compassionate, confident and determined to never give in to hate.
“These are the values that define this city, these are the values that define this country, these are the values that this Government will uphold, these are the values that will prevail.”
May has vowed to increase security across mosques throughout Britain. She further said that there’s been “far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years.”
“That means extremism of any kind, including Islamophobia.
“That is why this Government will act to stamp out extremist and hateful ideology both across society and the internet so it is denied a safe space to grow.
“That is why we will be reviewing our counter-terrorism strategy and ensuring that police and security services have the powers they need.
“And it is why we will establish a new commission for countering extremism as a statutory body to help fight hatred and extremism in the same way as we have fought racism.
“Because extremism is every bit as insidious and destructive to our values and our way of life. And we will stop at nothing to defeat it.”
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said on Monday, “The Metropolitan Police are responding to a horrific terrorist attack on innocent people in Finsbury Park.
“One person has died at the scene, eight more are injured in hospital and two more were treated for injuries at the scene.
“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.
“he 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.
“The Met have deployed extra police to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.
“For further updates or information please follow the Metropolitan Police on Twitter.”
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