‘We Will Stop at Nothing to Defeat Extremism,’ British Prime Minister Theresa May Says | NBC New York

‘We Will Stop at Nothing to Defeat Extremism,’ British Prime Minister Theresa May Says

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has described an attack on crowds gathered outside a north London mosque as a "sickening" attempt to destroy liberties that unite Britain, such as freedom of worship.

May says the man who plowed a van into a crowd of people leaving evening prayers acted alone and that people outside the mosque apprehended him.

Ten people were injured, with eight of them sent to hospitals, and police are investigating whether a man who died while being given first aid at the scene died from the attack or something else.

Speaking on the steps of Downing Street, May said the attack was a "reminder that terrorism, extremism, and hatred take many forms," and vowed to tackle all types of extremism, "including Islamophobia."

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