Finsbury Park Mosque gets threatening letters promising “rivers of blood”

Finsbury Park Mosque

Finsbury Park Mosque in London has been sent threatening letters promising “rivers of blood,” less than two weeks after a terror attack happened on its doorstep.

Makram Ali, 51, was killed and nine other people injured when a van ploughed into worshippers who had just attended The Muslim Welfare House near the mosque on June 19.

Media reports say the letters warn that the attack is “only the beginning” and that another could take place in August.

Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park mosque, said the severity of the threats in the letters have left him concerned that another attack could take place soon.

One anonymous letter, which has since been reported to the police, read: “The attack using the van was only the beginning. The fun will continue this August. There will be rivers of blood flowing down the streets — I will make sure of this. None of you vermin will survive. I mean who would survive being gassed, or beheaded, or blown up.”

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