London: ‘Happy’ Guy in White Van Hits Pedestrians Leaving MosquePosted: June 18, 2017
Dade Hayes reports:
… The driver of the vehicle, a large white van, was arrested on the scene. While police have not released his identity, he was described in numerous accounts as being a white man. The Financial Times cited witnesses who counted at least a dozen people injured. The newspaper also said the driver “looked happy” and was waving to onlookers as he was arrested. Another witness told BuzzFeed that the driver said he was going to “kill all Muslims.”
Police have thus far declined to say whether they are labeling the incident in a neighborhood popular with immigrants as a terrorist attack.
U.S. cable news networks jumped on the story, which extends a particularly violent spring in the U.K. Earlier this month came a similar vehicular attack on pedestrians on London Bridge followed series of stabbings carried out by ISIS-affiliated assailants. Last month, in Manchester, a suicide bombing killed 22 people and injured dozens more at an Ariana Grande concert … (read more)