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Finsbury Park mosque: Must stand united against hatred, tweets Ivanka Trump

Finsbury Park mosque: Must stand united against hatred, tweets Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON: Ivanka Trump on Monday expressed solidarity with worshippers attacked while leaving a London mosque, while her father — usually quick to condemn extremist attacks — was silent for the time being.

“Sending love and prayers to the victims in #FinsburyPark London. We must stand united against hatred and extremism in all it’s ugly forms,” Ivanka, the first daughter and a top presidential advisor, tweeted.

She then followed with: “When I read about clashes around the world … I am reminded it is within our power to build a bridge to be crossed,” an excerpt from the forward to “The Alchemist.”

Trump has taken to Twitter during previous terror attacks to make the case for tighter restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim countries, during the London Bridge terrorist attack in early June.

President Trump’s silence on the London attack, following the Virginia killing of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen, in stark contrast to his previous response has been criticised for “double-standard”.

In the London attack, Darren Osborne, 47, drove a van in the early hours of Monday into a crowd of Muslims near a mosque, leaving one person dead and injuring 10 others in the second terror attack this month in the British capital.

Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “sickening” incident, saying Britain’s determination to fight “terrorism, extremism and hatred… Must be the same, whoever is responsible”.

AFP/PTI