London mosque terror attacker jailed for minimum of 43 years

London mosque terror attacker jailed for minimum of 43 years
Darren Osborne was found guilty of murdering 51-year-old Makram Ali and trying to kill others in the Finsbury Park area of north London. (Metropolitan Police)
Updated 02 February 2018

London mosque terror attacker jailed for minimum of 43 years

London mosque terror attacker jailed for minimum of 43 years

LONDON: The man who launched a terror attack near Finsbury Park Mosque in London was on Friday jailed for minimum of 43 years.
Darren Osborne, 48, in June drove a hired vehicle into a group of Muslims gathered around father-of-six Makram Ali, 51, who had collapsed near his home after leaving late-night Ramadan prayers in Finsbury Park.
He killed Ali and injured 12 others, two seriously.
Osborne was on Thursday found guilty of murder and attempted murder at Woolwich Crown Court.
The court heard how Osborne, a father of four, had not previously expressed any extremist views but become “brainwashed” by far-right material online after watching the BBC program “Three Girls,” a drama broadcast last May about events in Rochdale, northern England, where white girls were abused by gangs of mainly British Pakistani men.
Khalid Omar, secretary trustee of Finsbury Park Mosque told Arab News that they welcomed the guilty verdict.
“It does highlight that there is extremism of different forms which need to be faced up … but gives us no extra pleasure knowing there are these type of people in society,” Omar told Arab News on Thursday.