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Finsbury Park terror trial: Man motivated by Islamist attacks in UK

Flowers and messages left outside Finsbury Park Mosque are seen in the Finsbury Park area of north London last June following a van attack on pedestrians nearby. (Photo by: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

A man who drove a van into Muslim worshippers outside a mosque last June was motivated by deadly Islamist attacks in Britain and an obsession with a television account of Muslim men who targeted white girls, a London court heard on Monday (22). Darren Osborne, 48, also lambasted politicians, calling London Mayor Sadiq Khan a disgrace and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn a “terrorist sympathiser”, prosecutor Jonathan Rees said, quoting from a note he said Osborne left in the van. The note described Muslim men as rapists, “feral” and “in-bred” and when he was detained after the attack, Osborne said:…

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