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Faith leaders’ van attack solidarity

22 June, 2017 — By William McLennan

RELIGIOUS leaders from churches and synagogues across Camden have written to decry the terror attack targeting Muslims in Finsbury Park as an “assault on our shared values of respect and acceptance that sit at the heart of our vibrant city”.

A white van was driven into a crowd near the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road in the early hours of Monday. One man died and nine others were hospitalised. Many of the victims had just left evening Ramadan prayers at the mosque.

The letter, signed by 35 faith leaders, said: “We stand in sympathy and solidarity with the Muslim community and our hearts go out to the victims and to our neighbours in Islington. “We must not allow hatred to breed.” Scotland Yard said that a 47-year-old man arrested in relation to the “terrorist incident” remains in custody.

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