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Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned the ramming attack on Muslims near a mosque in the United Kingdom's capital of London and called on the international community to fight Islamophobia, the statement published on organization's website said. reports citing Sputnik news.

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit called for more coordination in the fight against terrorism and religious extremism in a statement issued on Monday.

"Islamophobia is one of such phenomena, which is currently gaining momentum in some societies. It is caused by stereotypes and wrong impressions [of Islam]. Cooperation with public opinion centers, political and media circles is needed," the Arab League secretary-general stressed.

At least one person died and 11 more were injured, with eight of them hospitalized on Monday after a van rammed into a group of Muslims near a mosque on Seven Sisters Road, located near the Finsbury Park station in London. A 47-year-old suspect, Darren Osborne, was detained by the police shortly after the incident.

2017.06.20 / 15:36
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