A MAN suspected of deliberately driving a van into Muslims in north London appeared in court on charges of terrorism-related murder and attempted murder yesterday.
Darren Osborne, who is 47 and from Cardiff, was arrested shortly after the attack in the early hours of Monday.
The hired vehicle had mounted the pavement outside the Muslim Welfare House, hitting worshippers who had just attended Ramadan night prayers at the nearby Finsbury Park mosque.
Makram Ali, 51, died at the scene from multiple injuries. Relatives of the father of six and grandfather of two described him as a loving family man who was quiet and gentle. Nine others were hospitalised by the attack.
Mr Osborne was detained by imam Mohammed Mahmoud, who shielded him from enraged witnesses until the police arrived.
The prosecution accuses the suspect of carrying out a premeditated attack motivated by extreme political views and hatred of Muslims.
Campaign group Stand Up To Racism called for investigations into videos and headlines made by far-right media and groups in the wake of the attack so that they can be recorded as hate incidents.