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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:56 AM

The Latest: Imam at London mosque saved suspect from beating

Source: Associated Press

The Latest: Imam at London mosque saved suspect from beating

9 minutes ago

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a van plowing into a crowd outside a London mosque (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Community leaders are praising a local imam for restraining a mob that had surrounded the man accused of driving a van into a crowd of worshippers near Finsbury Park Mosque in London.

Imam Mohammed Mahmoud told reporters Monday that he and “other brothers” were able to prevent onlookers from beating up the suspect and held him until police arrived. The 48-year-old suspect had been surrounded by an angry crowd that is believed to have pulled him from the van used in the attack.

Mahmoud says “By God’s grace, we were able to protect him from harm.”

The ambulance service says nine people injured in the attack were taken to local hospitals. One man died at the scene, but it was not immediately clear whether he was killed by the attacker’s actions or some other cause.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:10 AM

1. When you do not know the cause why say anything?

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Response to gordianot (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:16 AM

2. It's what people do. There is no other answer to your question-rhetorical or otherwise.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 04:20 PM

4. Because everyone already knows that man had collapsed in the street before the attack

The people attacked were clustered around him, helping him. "Not saying anything" would mean covering up that he had died.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 04:05 PM

3. This Inman is a man of peace

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 04:31 PM

5. After an attacker targeted Muslims in Londons Finsbury Park, a local imam may have saved his life

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/06/19/after-an-attacker-targeted-muslims-in-londons-finsbury-park-a-local-imam-may-have-saved-his-life/?utm_term=.5d80fe1580ce

“The driver jumped out and then he was pinned down to the floor and people were punching him and beating him, which was reasonable because of what he’s done,” a witness named Adil Rana told the Guardian. “And then the imam of the mosque actually came out and said: ‘Don’t hit him, hand him over to the police, pin him down.’ ”

“For that reason this guy is still alive today,” added another witness, identified only as Mohammed, a 29-year-old cafe owner. “This is the only reason. If the imam was not there he wouldn’t be there today.”

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