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Monday, 19 June 2017 15:58

Imam saved London mosque attacker from angry crowd

Written by  Danika Fears

He may have saved his life.

When several angry witnesses attempted to beat up the 47-year-old attacker who plowed his car into a group of worshipers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque, an imam stepped in to prevent the man from being harmed, shouting, “No one touch him – no one! No one!”

He may have saved his life.

When several angry witnesses attempted to beat up the 47-year-old attacker who plowed his car into a group of worshipers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque, an imam stepped in to prevent the man from being harmed, shouting, “No one touch him – no one! No one!”

Imam Mohammed Mahmoud, who’s being hailed a hero, said he and several others worked together to restrain the crowd after the attacker, identified as Darren Osborne, was pulled out of the van he’d used to injure 10 worshipers, The Guardian reported.

“There were a group of brothers,” the imam explained. “They were calm and collected and managed to calm people down and to extinguish any flames of anger or mob rule that would have taken charge had this group of mature brothers not stepped in.”

Mahmoud said he’d just finished leading prayers when he learned of the van attack.

“We found a group of people quickly started to collect around the assailant,” he said.

“And some tried to hit him, either kicks or punches. By God’s grace we manage to surround him and to protect him from any harm. We stopped all forms of attack and abuse towards him that were coming from every angle.”

A cafe owner who had pinned Osborne to the ground said he’s sure the attacker would be dead if the imam hadn’t intervened.

“For that reason this guy is still alive today,” Mohammed, 29, told The Guardian. “This is the only reason. If the imam was not there, he wouldn’t be there today.”

Last modified on Monday, 19 June 2017 16:21

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Unknown who & what that moron is, but is acting like a liberal when using senseless and unprovoked violence against those the person believes to be enemies? Instead use your power at the ballot box to unseat politicians that are against conservative beliefs. Not meant to say you cannot use force to defend from attacks.

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