Moment of silence held for attack near London mosque

Source; Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Grieving family members joined community leaders Tuesday for a moment of silence to remember a man who died and a dozen others who were injured last year when a jobless man drove his van into a crowd leaving evening prayers during Ramadan.

The tribute was held in memory of father-of-six Makram Ali, and for others targeted in London’s Finsbury Park neighborhood. Beside banners reading “United Against Terror,” and “Turn To Love,” community leaders bowed their heads and paused to mark the anniversary of the tragedy.

“Terrorism is terrorism no matter the target and regardless of what motivates the sick and twisted perpetrators who carry out these evil crimes,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan said. “The way this community has responded and come together has inspired us all.”

A jury convicted Darren Osborne, 48, of driving a rented van into people leaving evening prayers. Prosecutors said Osborne was motivated by a hatred of Muslims and been radicalized by far-right propaganda he found online.

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