Finsbury Park Mosque Attack, Alleged Casualty Might Have Already Been Dead

By WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ

June 19, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to a Dutch news source, Algemeen Dagblad [The Daily News], the reporting regarding the recent incident outside London’s Finsbury Park mosque might be seriously in error.

The MSM version goes as follows:

The attack involved a run-down of Muslims exiting a worship service that resulted in the loss of one life and the injury to others, 8 of whom were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Contradicting this account, the Algemeen Dagblad’s headline reads, “Dead North London may have died before attack.”

“…but the victim had probably died before the assault occurred.”

It continues:

“the perpetrator was captured by bystanders. The British authorities have stated that it was a deliberate action. A full investigation is underway and no additional arrests have been made. The alleged perpetrator was taken to a nearby medical facility for physical and psychiatric evaluation…additional police have been deployed in the area to provide extra security.” [source, Chris Born and Simone van Zwienen, Dead North London may have died before attack , Algemeen Dagblad]

Immediately following the incident the Finsbury Park mosque issued the standard Muslim denial - "We condemn every act of hatred and this attempt to tear our great community apart."

What is not mentioned anywhere in the MSM is that the Finsbury Park mosque has a history of having been a terrorist hub.

For example, in 1997 the mosque’s imam was Abu Hamza al-Masri [Mustafa Kamel Mustafa]. Hamza was an al-Qaeda and Taliban supporter who lauded the 9/11 attack and called for suicide bombing in Britain. He was subsequently extradited to the United States, prosecuted and convicted. He is now serving a life sentence based upon a variety of terrorist activities, with no possibility of parole.

Hamaza’s charging documents list 11 counts of terrorist activity:

“Conspiracy to take hostages, hostage-taking, conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, providing material support to terrorists, conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization (al Qaeda), providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization (al Qaeda), conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, providing material support to terrorists, conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization (al Qaeda), providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization (al Qaeda), conspiracy to provide goods and services to the Taliban.”

According to the FBI website:

“Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, announced that MUSTAFA KAMEL MUSTAFA, a/k/a “Abu Hamza,” a/k/a “Abu Hamza al Masri,” (“ABU HAMZA”) was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to life in prison by U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest, for his participation in a hostage-taking in Yemen in 1998 that resulted in four deaths, a conspiracy to establish a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, and sending a follower to train and fight with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan in 2000. ABU HAMZA, who was extradited from the United Kingdom to the Southern District of New York in October 2012, was found guilty on May 19, 2014, following a four-week jury trial, of each of the 11 charges he faced.” [source, Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, a/k/a Abu Hamza, Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Life in Prison , FBI]

Additionally the mosque had been attended by Zacarias Moussaoui and Richard Reid [the “shoe bomber”] both of whom were members of al-Qaeda.

Regarding the matter, in an article published today in the Indian Express, the author gives a brief history of the mosque, mentioning its historical links to terrorism:

“In 2003, the British police did a thorough investigation of the mosque and Abu Hamza was jailed in 2006 and later deported to the United States. Following the raid and the closure, the mosque was reopened in 2005 and ever since the trustees have been involved in brushing away the image of extremism that is still firmly attached to the mosque. Sunday’s attack, however, has once again brought to surface a reminder of the mosque’s links to extremism.” [source, Adrija Roychowdhury, Finsbury Park Mosque, Abu Hamza and the growth of Islamic extremism in Britain]

End note: Translation from the Dutch provided by the authors.

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