I arrived in London yesterday to the news that a white British man drove his rented van into a group of people leaving a Ramadan prayer service near Finsbury Park Mosque. One person was killed and ten people, maybe more, were injured. The attack was reportedly in retaliation for recent attacks in the United Kingdom by radicalized muslims.
Make no mistake: The van attack at Finsbury Park was an act of terrorism by a radicalized white Christian against a peaceful group of Muslims.
The attack was no less evil, nor less grotesque, than any other terrorist attack—regardless of the attackers’ race or religious persuasion—anywhere in the world.
This is not normal.
It is Tuesday, the twentieth of June, in the year 2017.
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