Six people were in hospital last night after a car crashed into families celebrating Eid. The #Pedestrians were hit outside a sports centre in Newcastle, the ambulance service said.

Trouble near the mosque

A woman of 42 is being held by police in Newcastle in the #Northeast Of England after allegedly driving into Muslims leaving a mosque. The end of Ramadan is celebrated by Eid a time when Muslims welcome the end of the fasting period and celebrate.

Eid is a time for wearing your best clothes and giving family members and friends gifts, much the same as Christians do at Christmas. With all the recent terror attacks carried out by Muslims and others, it would be easy to see why this incident could be considered a terror attack.

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The woman driving a car careened into pedestrians outside the mosque injuring three adults and three children. She was immediately arrested by police upon their arrival. The injured worshippers have been taken to hospital with the local air ambulance being in attendance.

Not terrorism-related

Police have been quick to quash rumours that this attack was similar to the #Finsbury Park Mosque attack by Darren Osborne who hired a van in Wales to carry out the attack. It would appear that perhaps the woman may have lost control of the car and ploughed into the bystanders.

Police have been guarding mosques and Muslim communities up and down the country. There is a lot of tension and worry between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities since the London and Manchester attacks.

It is understandable why Muslim and non-Muslim communities alike would feel fear and worry as possible tit for tat attacks may occur.

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Britain First: Playing on fears

Britain First an anti-Jihadi group fronted by outspoken firebrands Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding marched through Birmingham on Saturday. This group always marches through areas with a large Muslim population to highlight a creeping Islamist doctrine in those communities.

The group sees themselves as God-fearing Christians holding up the image of the UK being a Christian country and confronting extreme Islam. Britain First says it is “committed to maintaining and strengthening Christianity as the foundation of our society and culture”. Others like Unite Against Fascism were there to greet the Britain First march through Centenary Square in Birmingham yesterday. Police worked hard to keep the two sides apart as verbal abuse by both groups threatened to erupt into violence.

Groups like Britain First will use the recent Jihadi attacks in London and Manchester as an excuse to promote their cause.