We must stand together after this horrific attack – Corbyn statement after van rams worshippers at London mosque

19th June, 2017 8:27 am

This is the full statement published by Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, after the terrorist attack near Finsbury Park mosque, in his Islington North constituency.

I am shocked by this horrific and cruel attack in Finsbury Park, which is being treated as an act of terror.

I offer my condolences to the family and friends of the man who has died, and our thoughts are with the people who have been injured, their family and friends.

As the local MP, I have met with Muslim community leaders at the Muslim Welfare House alongside Islington council leader Richard Watts, the council’s chief executive Lesley Seary and the Metropolitan Police.

Richard and I will attend prayers at Finsbury Park mosque later today.

I appeal for people and the media to remain calm and respectful of those affected.

In the meantime, I call on everyone to stand together against those who seek to divide us.

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