London van attack: Suspect identified, arrested in terror investigation

The man suspected of mowing down a crowd exiting Ramadan prayers at a London mosque early Monday has been identified as 47-year-old Darren Osborne of Cardiff, Wales, sources told Sky News.

At least one person was killed and 10 others were injured in the assault, which authorities were treating as a terrorist attack.

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  • tom_billesley

    No relation to Ozzy and Sharon.

  • The Butterfly

    We may never know the motive.

    • I suspect not.

    • tom_billesley

      Sadiq Khan will calm local muslims by telling them that there’s no reason to be alarmed, and that such attacks are part and parcel of living in a big city.

    • Jabberwokk

      That’s a really good point. A very cheeky point too.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Notice that Muslim men fight back. Unlike the British or the French, they attacked the man, beating him until one of their religious leaders told them to stop.

    See, there are things we can learn from Islamic culture.

    • tom_billesley

      Yeah, but if we tried that we’d be arrested for using unreasonable force.

      • Tom Forsythe

        Sad, but true.

      • Surele Surele

        True, but the deed would have been done. And a message sent.

    • They were stopped, one imagines, only by the presence of the cops.

    • Frances

      They were also a cohesive force, not a batch of strangers who happened to be in the proximity of the attack.

  • tom_billesley
    • John Boy

      So does that make it one Asian attacking other “Asians”?

  • Sid Falco

    non-welsh activity

    • The Butterfly

      He’s a Welshismist promoting Welshismism.

      • Sid Falco

        Taffiya-spouting

    • robins111

      A Welsh guy eh And here I was getting all ready to blame ‘The all seeing and all knowing will of Allah’

  • Clink9

    Turdo is feeling the guy felt excluded so all is well.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    All free people have the right to remain free in their homeland and a moral obligation to resist their foreign occupiers and oppressors by whatever means that they have on hand.
    I refuse to condem this man, and you should too!

    • Clink9

      I must wait for David Frum and Michael Coren to speak on it.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I highly recommend David Frum’s treatise on the passive acceptance of your own enslavement as the highest display of good manners and breeding.
        As for Michael Coren…, I understand he’s the founding member of Canada’s chapter of “the Man Dog Love Association”, and so his credentials are impeccable.

        • Clink9

          Indubitably.

    • Alain

      Hear! Hear!

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    I’ve read that Mosque has a long history of producing Jihadists
    including weapons training and an Imam who was training Jihadists
    in the ME.

    • If that mosque were a business all its directors would have been in prison long ago for sedition. And this attack was not terrorism, as the authorities are very keen to claim, it was a knee-jerk reaction to terrorism. Merriam-Webster defines terrorism as: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.

      This will be used by the authorities to paint Muslims as victims, as usual.

  • Surele Surele
  • Gary

    Watch the media lead with him being White and then mention his religion while they assign a Motive like islamophobia.

    When means do it, they mean well but it has nothing to do with islam .

  • Lone Welshmen.

  • chayisun

    Could this be the start of retribution against muslims? Not saying I think this is a good idea but if one is keeping score……..

    • Miss Trixie

      As Chris Plante said on his show this morning, “There was this thing called World War II and the British built airplanes. And they loaded them up with bombs and flew over to Germany and dropped bombs on the German people. You know why? Because the Germans kept attacking them. That’s the end of my story”.

      Listen at 36:00 or the whole thing – he’s excellent. Also, you HAVE to listen to his Nov 8/17 podcast after The Donald won.

      https://audioboom.com/posts/6030657-chris-plante-show-6-19-17?t=0

  • Concerned Canadian

    Interesting that this was labelled a terrorist attack before the van’s engine had been turned off.