Police did not confirm claims Muslims were targeted after leaving a mosque following Tarawih prayers performed for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “Shocked and outraged to hear a van has intentionally run over worshippers leaving Ramadan night prayers.”
As unconfirmed reports swirled, former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Lennon, was condemned for "attempting to justify" the attack by accusing the mosque of past links with extremists.
“It happened outside the Muslim Welfare House but people were leaving Finsbury Park Mosque as well so there’s a lot of confusion at the moment,” he told The Independent.
It came weeks after three Isis supporters rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before rampaging through Borough Market with knives, killing eight people before being shot dead by police.