A auto crashes into the barriers protecting a mosque

Michele Moreno
July 1, 2017

The reports in the news said that the man wanted to avenge the Islamic State linked killings and targeted the mosque for the same.

The incident comes after a man drove a van at Muslim worshippers leaving a mosque in Finsbury Park, north London, last week.

Police arrested a man after his failed attempt to drive a vehicle through pedestrians outside a Paris mosque, reports said. In a statement, the rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris, Dalil Boubakeur, described the incident as a "criminal attack" and an "Islamophobic act'".

The vehicle struck barriers put in place to protect worshippers and pedestrians.

In an attack on April 20, a gunman killed police officer Xavier Jugele on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, and wounded two others before being shot dead.

France remains under a state of emergency, in place since the attacks on the capital in November 2015, including at the Bataclan theatre, claimed 130 lives.

The country has suffered several attacks since then, including a truck-ramming assault that killed at least 86 people in Nice previous year.

The vehicle sped off but crashed and the man fled before being arrested shortly afterwards. The family of Darren Osborne, the man suspected of deliberately driving into the Muslim group, said he was "troubled", while regulars at his local pub said he was thrown out for threatening to kill Muslims.

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