The vehicle struck a group of people who were gathered on a sidewalk to aid a man who had collapsed.
As the bystanders who tackled the driver held him down and waited for the authorities to arrive, one said, the man had urged them to kill him. "We ask the government to do more to protect us Muslims". Police have said the driver was a 48-year-old man who was arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency heart massage to at least one of the injured.
Eight injured people were taken to three separate hospitals, and three people were treated at the scene for minor injuries, police said.
She also said that police declared it a terrorist incident within eight minutes, and that it was "an attack on Muslims near their place of worship". "This is being treated as a terrorist attack". "Terrorists will not succeed in their attempts to divide us and make us live in fear".
It is not clear whether there is any link between his death and the attack.
Qasimi blamed Islamophobia for the attack, saying: "This guy was extreme right wing, trying to kill Muslims because they are Muslims".
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"We have been informed that a van has run over worshipers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque", the Muslim Council of Britain said on Twitter.
The incident comes towards the end of Ramadan, the holiest time of year for Muslims. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Monday that the government's sympathy goes to the victims and their relatives, the London mosque community and "all our friends in London and Britain who are barely able to find peace at the moment".
The Leader of the Opposition praised the emergency services for their "very quick and very timely" response after the driver was arrested at the scene. Monday's attack is the third in London since March involving a vehicle as a weapon against pedestrians.
London is once again waking up to another terror attack.
"We treat this as a terrorist attack", she said. After those attacks, the mosque was shut down and reorganized and has not been associated with radical views for more than a decade. In May, the city of Manchester was targeted with a suicide bombing at a pop concert that killed 22 people.
The crash occurred at a time when the multiethnic neighborhood was crowded with Muslims leaving the Finsbury Park mosque after Ramadan prayers.
The mosque's current leaders say they support inter-faith dialogue and want to serve the nearby community in north London, which is located near Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal soccer club. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for all three.