Another terror attack just happened in London leaving thousands in devastation. This is horrifying.
One person was killed and at least ten are now injured after a man plowed into a group of pedestrians with his vehicle. Authorities are treating the incident as a terrorist attack for now, and are investigating the motive behind the attack.
The 48-year-old man executed his attack right outside of the Muslim Welfare House where people were leaving Ramadan prayers, according to police. Apparently people who were around the building and witnessed the attack kept shouting “Why did you do that?! WHY?”
It didn’t phase the attacker one bit though. Reports state that the man as caught on video blowing a kiss at bystanders while he was being escorted to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.
All of those who were injured were members of the muslim community and Muslim leaders “decried the collision as a hate crime and asked the public to stay calm.” Out of the ten injured, two were able to be treated at the scene but the other eight were immediately taken to the hospital for emergency medical attention.
“Prime Minister Theresa May described the attack as a “sickening” attempt to destroy liberties that unite Britain, such as freedom of worship”
Many residents in the area posted their thoughts on social media distraught that someone would do such a horrible thing to innocent people.
— Jennifer Heape (@nejjynejjy) June 19, 2017
The general secretary of the Muslim group, Harun Khan, said that the incident seemed to be a hate crime against Muslims.
“During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship,” he said. “It appears from eyewitness accounts that the perpetrator was motivated by Islamophobia.”
This is horrible. Prayers for all of the injured and families who lost their loved one..