Three Years After Finsbury Park Mosque Attack: CEP Welcomes Commission For Countering Extremism’s Efforts To Combat Hate Crimes and Hate Speech
Three years ago, Darren Osbourne drove a van into a crowd of worshippers outside The Finsbury Park Mosque, killing one and wounding ten people. Osbourne was not a devout ideologue. He had become radicalized in less than a month through the rapid consumption of far-right online material. He devoured social media posts from former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson, members of Britain First, and other right-wing extremists.