A van veered off the road and hit multiple pedestrians near Finsbury Park in London on June 18th, leaving one man dead and nearly a dozen injured. The driver of the van, a 47 year-old white male, targeted Muslim worshippers outside of a mosque. The crash has officially been classified as a terrorist attack, which comes shortly after other terror attacks in the U.K including the Manchester bombing and London Bridge incident.
First Daughter Ivanka Trump responded to the recent London attack with prayer and words of encouragement.
Her second tweet is in reference to a quote by Paulo Coelho from his famous novel, ‘The Alchemist’, which eventually became a bestseller. Coelho states, "When I read about clashes around the world -- political clashes, economic clashes, cultural clashes -- I am reminded that it is within our power to build a bridge to be crossed. Even if my neighbor doesn't understand my religion or understand my politics, he can understand my story. If he can understand my story, then he's never too far from me. It is always within my power to build a bridge.
He continues, “There is always a chance for reconciliation, a chance that one day he and I will sit around a table together and put an end to our history of clashes. And on this day, he will tell me his story and I will tell him mine."
Please continue to pray for the victims involved in the Finsbury Park attack. Thank you!