- Title: Corbyn praised emergency services' response to London mosque incident
- Date: 19th June 2017
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 19, 2017) (REUTERS) BRITISH COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER, SAJID JAVID, SPEAKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER, SAJID JAVID, SAYING: "I've come down here this morning as soon as I could to first of all express my sympathies for the victims of this terrible attack that took place last night for their families and their friends, but also to utterly condemn what has happened with this attack on innocent people. The perpetrator of this attack and those terrible attacks that we saw recently, sadly in Manchester and London, their intention is to try to seek to divide our society and my message to them is that they will always, always fail." JAVID SPEAKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER, SAJID JAVID, SAYING: "We must never let these people that perpetrate these attacks seek to divide us and also both, whether it's the government, it's the police and others, we want to give all people, particularly those young people growing up seeing these, either in their community or seeing the terrible events on the TV screens in recent months, we must reassure them that this doesn't reflect British society. Britain is one of the most united, cohesive societies on earth and we should always remember that and celebrate that." MEDIA FILMING VARIOUS OF JAVID COMFORTING CRYING WOMAN / JAVID LEAVING
- Embargoed: 3rd July 2017 13:32
- Keywords: Leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn London mosque incident Finsbury Park van attack
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0026LY25VR
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- Story Text:The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, on Monday (June 19) praised the response of the emergency services to an attack in north London where a van plowed into worshippers near a mosque, injuring 10 people.
"An attack on a mosque, an attack on a synagogue, an attack on a church is actually an attack on all of us. We have to protect each other's faith, each other's way of life," Corbyn said.
Sajid Javid, minister for communities and local government, who visited the attack scene, expressed his sympathies to the victims and their families and said the attackers cannot "divide us".
Shortly after midnight on Monday, the vehicle swerved into a group of people leaving prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, one of the biggest in the country.
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