Man killed thought to be Imam of Muslim centre

The man killed at an Islamic bookshop this morning (Friday) is understood to be the Imam of the adjoining Muslim welfare centre.

Sheikh Maymoun Zarzour, who was blind and thought to be in his 30s, is believed to have been pronounced dead at the scene of the incident in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, near to Finsbury Park station, just after 10am.

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

The centre, which is used as a mosque, is closed and police are standing guard. All prayers have been moved to the nearby North London Central Mosque, also in Finsbury Park.

A man, who prays at the Muslim welfare centre, said: “The whole community is in shock. He was a man of peace.”


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No motive has been established but police have said that the death is not thought to be related to race or faith hate crime at this stage.

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