Shortly after midnight on Monday 19 June, Darren Osborne from Somerset, England drove a white van into a crowd of Muslims as they left the Finsbury Park Mosque and Seven Sisters Muslim Welfare Centre in London.

Osborne mowed down a number of victims, necessitating the draft of a full 60 medics to the scene to treat more than 10 people.

One elderly man who was receiving first aid for an apparent heart attack prior to the incident has since died in hospital.


According to witnesses, after committing the atrocity, the 47-year-old Osborne exited the vehicle and attempted to make an escape on foot, shouting:

“I want to kill Muslims.”


Osborne was captured and beaten some of those at the scene, before the intervention of Finsbury Park Mosque’s Imam Mohammed Mahmoud and others to prevent harm coming to the perpetrator.

Within less than quarter of an hour, Police arrived at the scene and arrested Osborne – first taking him to hospital as a precaution.


Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the London Metropolitan Police, Neil Basu gave a statement on Monday regarding the attack.

When asked by a journalist to comment on how the suspect was detained by members of the public, Basu responded:

“He was very quickly and calmly given over to the Police.”

“As I’ve said, I think that restraint was commendable.”


Of course, I have the utmost respect for Imam Mahmoud and any Muslim who stands in the way of violence, whether extremist or reactionary in nature – however, many took it upon themselves to pervert the course of justice and beat the assailant before officers could make it to the scene.

These people showed no restraint, and are therefore not to be commended.



This is not the face of a man who has been treated with restraint.


According to Imam Mahmoud:

“A police van drove past so we flagged them down and we told them the situation. There’s a man, he’s restrained. He mowed down a group of people and there’s a mob attempting to hurt him. If you don’t take him, God forbid he might be seriously hurt.”


Osborne, who grew up in Weston-Super-Mare and was more recently residing near Cardiff, drove to London with the apparent intention of hitting this particular area – an area once synonymous with Islamic extremism.

The Finsbury Park Mosque changed management over a decade ago, but prior to that had been a focal point of terrorist activity.

The infamous Egyptian hate preacher Abu Hamza was Imam at the mosque for the period between 1997-2003 – during which time the mosque was linked to the shoe bomber Richard Reid, and a separate plot to produce hard-to-detect Ricin poison.

Another infamous name to grace the Finsbury Park Mosque during that period was Anjem Choudary, the unhinged preacher who is currently serving a short prison sentence for his open support of ISIS – and who has been linked to a dozen terror plots.



Abu Hamza preaching outside Finsbury Park Mosque.


After a period of closure lasting a year, the mosque reopened in 2005 free of Abu Hamza and with new management, new Imams and an apparently new attitude.

Despite this, the mosque has more recently been mistakenly included in terror watch lists and has now seemingly paid the price for it’s history.


It is clear that this history was the reason for Osborne to make the long journey – of 150 miles, no less – to London in order to attack this specific community, despite the protestations of his family that he was apolitical.

The 47-year-old father of four was described by his elderly mother thus:

“My son is no terrorist – he’s just a man with problems and I don’t know how to cope with all this.”

She also claimed that her son had been on medication for mental health problems and that he was “disturbed”, while Osborne was described by a sibling as “troubled for a long time”.

Osborne also separated from his wife fairly recently, and neighbours claim that they had often heard him shouting at her and his children, both in the house and on the street.


Despite all the suggestions of derangement, one still feels a twinge of disappointment among the disgust – after all, are we not supposed to be the civilised ones?

If white, British men are to begin sinking to the level of the Muslim degenerates who target the defenceless public – then what exactly are we to defend about our culture which is superior?

Let’s hope this man was an anomaly.


As always in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, the coverage and commentary provided by our media, pundits and politicians proved to be the most instructive aspect of the whole affair.


As expected, this attack revealed a wealth of hypocrisy and opportunism erupting from the politically regressive left.

Interestingly, the Anne Frank Centre issued a statement condemning “all those who have demonized Muslims, and pushed Islamophobia the world over”.

Of course, there was never any such condemnation for the rampant anti-Semitism which dominates both the holy texts and contemporary rhetoric of Islam – rhetoric akin to that of the fellow totalitarians who murdered Anne Frank herself, in fact.



The ironic statement of the year award goes to…


Other individual Twitter hypocrites – or Twittocrites – came out of the woodwork to “exploit this tragedy” and draw attention to the colour of Osborne’s skin, despite there being no suggestion that this attack was in any way related to race.

Among them were many who had previously suggested that they were above such things.



Liberals took to Twitter to exploit the tragedy – even those who had previously suggested that they were above such things.


Unsurprisingly, Twitter’s finest J.K. Rowling launched an attack upon various public figures whom she blamed for ‘radicalising’ the attacker – one such being former UK Independence Party leader and current MEP Nigel Farage.



J.K. Rowling blamed a British politician for ‘radicalising’ the Finsbury Park attacker.


The children’s fiction writer posted a picture of a tweet from the British politician in which he condemned the attack, juxtaposed with a photograph of Farage standing next to an anti-migrant poster intended to raise awareness of the Middle Eastern and African influx which is so devastatingly affecting the crime rates, economy and culture of European nations and peoples.

Rowling captioned the insolent tweet:

“Let’s talk about how the #FinsburyPark terrorist was radicalised.”


On his nightly LBC Radio show, Farage responded in typical wit and style.

After noting that Rowling had not pointed the finger of blame at the UK prison service, nor UK mosques for the radicalisation of those behind the spate of similar attacks committed on British soil in the name of Islam, Nigel concluded the matter by stating:

“I’m sorry J.K Rowling, but you’re speaking here out of pure prejudice and, I think, ignorance.”


MEP Nigel Farage defended himself against the accusations of the children’s author on his LBC Radio show.


And yes, as is fast becoming a tradition for large news stories in the United Kingdom – notoriously controversial (and arguably senile) Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has come to the forefront in another blunder of bias with her comments.

Abbott notably began referring to the event as a ‘terror attack’ mere hours after the fact, and publicly called for Police to review security around mosques in the capital.





This is in contrast to the way Abbott tiptoed around the recent Muslim attacks to plague London and Manchester, which she was awfully careful to refer to ambiguously as ‘incidents’.






In fact, in the case of the Westminster Bridge attack on March 22, Diane took a full 24 hours to begin referring to the ‘incident’ as a terror attack – and even then, only in the context of tweeting a link to a Guardian article which seemed more focused on partisan political concerns, rather than the slaughter of the previous day.



Diane Abbott finally acknowledged the terrorist nature of the Westminster Bridge attack 24 hours after the fact.


But what could one expect from a politician who who once claimed that “the British invented slavery”, once remarked that “every defeat of the British state is a victory for all of us”, and once objected to Scandinavian nurses working at a hospital in her constituency due to her perception that they were unfit to work with black patients?


In conclusion, all the respect in the world to Imam Muhammed Mahmoud for his resolve to prevent further violence on Monday morning – yet, I have little respect to direct anywhere else since our Police Commissioners, politicians and commentators seem bent upon using this attack to embolden the apologists, and thrill the fetishists of Islam in the United Kingdom.






BBC – Coverage of the Attack

Mirror – Picture of Darren Osborne

YouTube – Neil Basu Statement

Guardian – Imam Muhammed Mahmoud Account

Telegraph – Finsbury Park Mosque History of Extremism

Telegraph – Background of Darren Osborne

MILO – Twitter Commentary

Twitter – J.K. Rowling Tweet

Breitbart – Diane Abbott Tweets


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