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i feel that throughout. this story. and it is very difficult to predict how things will be called. this is our team breaking news russia's military hopes cooperation with the u.s. in syria after the downing of a syrian fighter jet by an american war plane russian officials say u.s. backed aircraft will now be tracked as potential targets over syria also headlining this hour. this was an attack on mostly that place of worship. a crowd of worshipers outside a north london mosque injuring several people and leaving one dead at the scene in what's being treated as an act of terrorism. and iran launches missiles targeting militants in eastern syria in retaliation for recent terror attacks in tehran claimed by i so.
this is the new center in moscow it's monday afternoon at three here we'll get on to our top story regarding the cooperation suspension between russian military and the united states after that jet was down we'll get into that in a few minutes with our correspondent first though will start in the u.k. where a van has driven into a crowd of pedestrians injuring several people near a mosque in north london it took place a few miles north of the center of the city police first responded to reports of a collision within a minute of it happening crowds were leaving ramadan prayers at the finsbury park mosque the white van had people outside the muslim welfare house on seven sisters road. we just came out from the prayer time we're having short break so you know on during ramadan we pray at night suddenly on my way home i hear the big noise and
the crush noise when i turned back i saw the the fire hit the people the guy who was under the van was seriously injured which he took the whole mode of the van. the guy as well he's got hit in his head because he was standing looking at the guy like this in the valley to hit him here that's what happened. this video appeared online apparently showing the moment police arrested the suspects forty eight year old white man was handed over to officers after being pinned down by worshippers until the police arrived he's been charged with attempted murder and it's been confirmed that the suspect was acting alone this is being treated as a terrorist and the counterterrorism command is investigating also at the scene detained by members of that community was the man suspected of being the driver during this attack. he has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder all the victims were from the muslim community. ten people were injured three are still
receiving treatment in hospital one person died at the scene all the victims were muslim extra police forces have been deployed to ensure safety including need to mosques police have declared it as a terrorist incident and they did so within eight minutes of it happening the prime minister says that the u.k.'s anti terror policies will be reviewed. had tried but i might next to moscow it wasn't a promise it was the same way after all that's about it i stay away that was the problem is that if someone is that attacking then because of what i believe the how they live their lives. that should be counted as an attack that should be cow it does terrorism whether this is a in my opinion this is a terror incident is a terrorist incident against a muslim. just over twelve thirteen hours since that incident happened let's join our correspondent a saudi he's in finsbury right now is. either caught in yes way just outside the scene of the starbursts which as you mentioned
that took place no longer off the midnight last night well this morning when many people was in the mosque they were outside the mosque actually taking a break some of them going to eat between prayers because i was off about prayer was finished and the false opens again and people will begin the false again so there were many people outside the it's called the muslim welfare house contrary to initial reports that it was outside friends republic mosque it was actually the welfare house which is a little mosque i suppose based inside it's like a house or an office just next to finns report station and in the aftermath of the tower at sac many of the many of the top lloyd medias again saying it was outside friends because mosque where i was it was kicked out the extremist preacher but it's a completely different sense it's about round the corner in fact and we actually joined by one gentleman he was at the scene not long after the attack took place same as i didn't have anybody thinking it would you know cause it i could just kind
of go with what was the right things so when i arrived on the scene there was a lot of police funds there was a low police barricades and you had a lot of people from the local community the. people sheltered all people to go confusable happen so we just sold watching with what information we had of the song how what it will mean in terms of what you saw did you see. the scenes of chaos that we've been seeing on the on social media accounts so from for you can see the directly my own eyes i didn't see it but then i think five minutes later i'll send you know what some videos of. you know people from the community conducting citizens arrest on the on the terrorist conduct of the attack we also saw people bloodshed on the floor so those a lot of kills happen all the time i just want to bring to. your colleagues this time. while you were your view of obviously come here today what kind of impact will this have on community relations for many people who are scared that this kind
of thing is going to happen again and again yes so i think the important thing to know is that this is a very very different attack to things we've had before this was specifically targeted towards a minority community and the key thing to say here is that in the past we've heard things about dividing lines between community how you have to separate you know this the british society and this muslim society and how this somehow a dividing line what this attack reminds us is that the only dividing line that exists the only us and them that exist within our society is those who believe in justice freedom and peace and community cohesion and those who don't those who want to spread fear those who want to peddle hate that's the kind of things that this community will refuse i mean if you look around you the concept of multiculturalism is in the fabric of this society and today won't be the day in which we let those ideals go to rest so i think it's important to understand the context in which this attack came in but also we won't allow for the us and them within the context that has been in the past be peddled today there have been several social media posts
hundreds of them in fact almost. justifying get the saying all we expected this to happen or this was a long time coming some people justifying it in fact how do you fight against those types of voices spreading that type of hatred message look i mean we're twelve hours away from the attack like i just said the horrific crimes and the chaos that was on the streets the blood just barely dry on the. and we've had on fortunately. the here and someone who's lost their lives and many more critically injured this is no time for the you know the twitter commentaries and the and the facebook expert opinions on this issue right now the best thing to do is to send our best wishes our prayers to those affected to the victims to the brave members of the muslim community who restrained the victim and then to reflect back in the coming days of what kind of atmosphere we've had you know this comes and into the under the context of rising islamophobia in this country hate crime violence all nonviolent has been rapidly on the rise in our society and it's as a result of some of these twits
a commentary it's that with that we must we must eliminate so i think the key thing to say here is that this community will continue to stand together we won't allow the dividing line to draw us apart but we will address islamophobia and there are very serious questions to be answered by both the mainstream press and the government and final question what's your message to people who are both of you to be angry about this it's. you know very just to give to people in the muslim community who might be angry. i mean i think they have a right to be angry with the way the media has reported this issue since last night . that you know they said the money the money strong the man was mentally ill to hold an accident at first so i think they have the right to be angered by just it's also working together the community when the attack first occurred to be hard black white asian orthodox jews muslims christians all come together to make sure the victims are ok to just consider the tradition of history properly. i think the anger is very justified i mean we've lost a member of our community today many of them are in hospital and grieving but the
key thing to say is this community has been working in this mosque has been working in community cohesion for a long time and continue to do so. thank you very much like you guys thank you so we just have to move out from there and if you can see as well all the people running behind me we expect actually the leader of the opposition jeremy corbyn he's actually the m.p. for this area and he is actually in the other mosque around the corner meeting. the community so much messages of people really coming together at this point to condemn this terrorists are. ok for now in. north london thanks for the. r.t. going underground host afshin rattansi says prime minister to reason may is struggling to get a grip on the terror threat facing britain. at the moment the news here is very much about the talks currently underway in brussels over britain leaving the european union and how to raise it may responds to one of the after another she's used to recruit is a daily basis in britain by her response was to all the granville tower disaster
where. people have died in a fire which arguably implicates even her own chief of staff right through to her attitudes that some may see increased islamophobia she has a tough line war a tough line on what is perceived to be racist policy handed. over negotiations where she in which she leads a country where she arguably doesn't have a full mandate from the british people or the mosque in finsbury park near to where this morning's tragedy unfolded has been the center of media attention for a long time now let's take a look and opened back in the late eighty's as the muslim population in the area began to grow but since then it's been one of the biggest prayer halls in britain however in the ninety's the mosque was accused of radicalism and its preachers linked to al qaida one
a mom that was preaching there in one thousand nine hundred seven was the notorious abu hamza mosque became a meeting point for various extremist figures before hamza was jailed and then given a life sentence there were reports of nine eleven attack on the so-called shoe bomber a man who had explosives in his shoes on an american airlines flight in two thousand and one were visiting that place of worship here's what was previously heard from locals about the finsbury last. we i mean i live on this street. good neighbors of mine of move only further down the street and i know. what was going on before and they all had to go to the other mosque around there because it was too just colonized by people who were local in the region so embroiled in controversy that mosque was closed in two thousand and three following an investigation two years later though it was reopened under a new chairman and since then the new management tried to distance itself from rather the past but local still believe the mosque has
a history of influencing worshippers opinions global sir terry. indictive anymore get the point if it's wrong it's wrong no mosque harbor terrorism. around the world to. an individual mosque. two years ago the finsbury mosque was targeted in an attempted arson attack the c.c.t.v. footage shows a man setting a light a petrol can and throwing it into the mosques compound however it didn't explode because it was heavy rain at the time it's called and yard treated that attack as a phobic hate crime. did you hussein as a journalist for the independent online website five in the u.k. welcome to the program. we've gone through the history of the finns republic most guests today it's a very different property to what it was in the late ninety's but why was radical preaching allowed to take place there for so long. i mean with all due respect i
think we need to be very careful that we don't conflate the two incidents the incident which took place yesterday was outside muslim welfare house which is not finsbury park mosque so i think we need to make that distinction and as you as your reporter rightly stated earlier on in the report what finsbury park was some years ago isn't the case now it's on the new leadership has clearly distance itself from any kind of tainted past but instead which took place yesterday took place outside the muslim welfare house not finsbury park mosque. we heard a couple of hours ago the prime minister to resume a speaking on the steps of downing street she called the incident an attack on muslims i just want to play you a quick clip of what she had to say. this was an attack on muslims their place of worship and like all terrorism in whatever form it shares the same fundamental goal. it seeks to drive us apart and to break the precious bonds of solidarity and
citizenship that we share in this country so dearly sympathy and of our action from the prime minister also london's mayor has done the same thing but also noted that there's been a rise in islamophobia attacks in the u.k. recently to do you think it's something that could escalate even further. i believe that there's been a steady increase in his own phobic attacks since seven seven since woolley since the recent attacks in one test the london bridge and you know some may be praising the prime minister for calling out for what it is because really stay anything otherwise this was a clear attack against the sikh community i think the likes of terrorism in the conservative party have played a can see a significant and key role in creating an environment where there is a huge suspicion and distrust amongst the most experienced i think the conservative party amongst many politicians and political parties have contributed to the rise of the far right. what can the forces do than to prevent spikes in hate crimes or
indeed crimes against any innocent members of the public in britain because everybody is affected by this. of course absolutely i mean i think we have to trust our law enforcement agencies to the best that they can obviously you know the state started measuring the cutbacks have affected the police very much so i think we have to have a holistic approach as to how we can the systematically decrease these kind of attacks and that is responsible coverage from the mainstream media are responsible rhetoric from the from our politicians because ultimately for the last fifteen to sixteen years the wider british public have been fed a narrative and other rising of the muslim community so once you've been fed that that muslims cannot be trusted the muslims are inherently violent and extremist and of course you're going to have these kind of attacks taking place so i think that this be a responsible coverage from the media and responsible rhetoric from the politicians that would be a step in the right way forward. from the. news website appreciate your time. international we'll update you on our breaking news
our breaking top story russia has suspended cooperation with. the details coming out. this. economy is. business to run this country business. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been. i don't see a clear craft strap that isn't anywhere i only see that because i. think it's good
for today. you have a team of four with grief. and you know divorce immediately i feel that we are in the. historical moment in the middle east and it is very difficult to predict how things will be called. breaking news the top story probably at the top of the program the russian defense ministry says it's halted cooperation with the u.s. military in syria this move comes in response to the downing of a syrian fighter jet by an american warplane in the eisel held city of raka we're going to get the details now from our correspondent susan called this why exactly has the russian military taken this step. while call and in response to this
shooting down of the syrian fighters by the americans just forty kilometers southwest of rocca the russian defense ministry had they have released a statement describing this as not only a violation of syria's sovereignty but also a violation of international law the russian military also said that the u.s. has continued to commit acts of aggression against internationally recognized army of syria now at the time when this syrian jet was shot down well russian planes were reportedly also operating in the area and according to the russian military walt the u.s. a stale to inform them that they're planning to shoot down this syrian jet they have existing communication channel between the two sides according to this agreement they've signed back in october two thousand and fifteen and as a result of this a shooting down of the syrian jet well the russians have announced today that they're holding this agreement going by the name of the memorandum on the prevention of incidents and ensuring air safety in syria and basically what this agreement. does is to. ensure that both sides both the u.s.
and russia they remain in communication as to prevent any unwanted incidents in the airspace over syria and now russia is demanding a thorough investigation into this incident and they want to see the results of this investigation and they want to see actions taken but going forward from now this would mean that any u.s. led coalition aircraft operating in the area where russia is also operating well they could be potentially be tracked as targets however at this doesn't mean they will all be automatically shot down it just means that this will be decided on a case by case basis but this statement with just released now will bring you more details later on in the day as soon as we get them calling. thanks very much for. all the downing of the syrian jets is the latest in a series of u.s. strikes against forces fighting for the government the u.s. led coalition recently conducted several bombing raids against pro-government fighters in syria in those cases the same justification was used by the pentagon
that pro assad forces have breached the conflict. the director of the u.k. based things washington post damascus to retaliate. this is being used as a principle to prevent the syrian army from the story over and to be against rebels or against storm so forth in a sentence about a year ago the united states or still there are but but a year ago they were actively using old possibly using. forces are used his forces to pressure to put pressure on the street and now they seem to be actively protecting and this is not. a part of the market is the syrian army it needs to protect itself to syria to the american army when they say we are attacking forces or we are protecting our personnel if the syrian army decides to switch. on how to get craft batteries for recitals are they attacking americans or
are they or would they be protecting themselves as well this is this is not getting anywhere safer. in a separate development iran's launched missiles into the i still held the eastern part of syria with the details on that his new. when you hear that iran has launched missile strikes the reaction from most people would be fear and dread and that's because iran has been painted as the daddy of the entire region and that's because we've been led to what we've been told is a country that supports terrorism iran had conducted another ballistic missile to president it's putting iran on notice for firing a ballistic missile and there are also reports the white house is considering labeling iran's islamic revolutionary guard corps a terrorist organization yet what these latest developments show is a very different side to the iran that we know like many other countries around the world has experienced bloodshed at the hands of islamic state with those twin
attacks that we saw in turan just earlier this month a gunman storms the parliament while it was in session opened fire almost similar tale yesterday we saw suicide blasts the leader of the founder of the islamic republic of iran so two very important and precious buildings to the iranian people were types there eighteen people were killed and dozens more were injured and islamic state claimed responsibility for that attack now after this that these attacks around vowed revenge and it clearly meant every word that it said these ground to ground missiles strikes that we saw yesterday launched from western iran and into syria's eastern resort targeting the militants which iran said were responsible for those twin attacks that we saw into iran earlier this month and it's an unprecedented move because it marks the first time that iran has launched on syrian soil since the country descended into chaos in two thousand and eleven and it also shows perhaps that iran when it means business it means business
perhaps the perception shift it has for is when it comes to iran while the west has warned that iran is a country that's dangerous and that it shouldn't have weapons on the other hand iran is now using these weapons to launch strikes on islamic states the common. an enemy and it's also making a lot of progress in destroying this common enemy to. a conflict between nato allies germany and turkey continues to escalate after berlin announced plans to come good on its threat to withdraw its troops from the base in turkey relocate them to jordan here's our europe correspondent peter all over. well it all looks very messy at the moment the latest from the german defense ministry is that the they will start pulling out of their troops from the insular air base in turkey in july live on the line the defense minister she outlined their plan saying that they would continue as normal until the end of the month until the end of june our
flight plans as part of the anti eisel coalition are set after that will be transferring our tanker aircraft as quickly as possible to jordan with a role that germany has been providing as part of the coalition fighting against isis has been reconnaissance air surveillance well the tornado fighter jets that carry out those reconnaissance flights won't be fully operational from their new base in. jordan until october we hear that because of the equipment moving from turkey over to jordan will take that amount of time well this all started because german lawmakers german parliamentarians would deny permission to go and visit their troops that were stationed in turkey but it's the latest step in what has been a degeneration in the diplomatic relations between germany and. the failed coup attempt the last year in turkey saw tensions rise after germany said it
may consider offering asylum to some of those who took part or accused of taking part in that coup attempt there was also a diplomatic for rory over the president to one side wanting to campaign here in germany during the referendum that they held this year they were tonight the rights to do that that flared things up and there's also been bitter name calling from ankara towards laden with even president the one going as far as accusing the german government of nazi tactics all of this between two nato allies who are really at the lowest ebb when it comes to their diplomatic ties. this is i'll say up next the dark side of the booming chemical industry and i was leading us to a global water pollution crisis all there and britain and all and though it's talk show renegade and.
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