One of the ringleaders of the most recent attacks on London has been identified, guess what, everyone knew all about him and his beliefs, they just ignored it. Apparently, the perpetrator was an outspoken Muslim proselytizer, a follower of a known violent leader and made his dedication to Sharia law well known. However, because of the political climate that is hostile to common sense, law enforcement was directed to sit on their hands and wait till people were killed to do anything about it.
Via The Guardian:
Khuram Shazad Butt, one of the three jihadi attackers who killed seven people in London on Saturday, was a supporter of the banned Islamist group al-Muhajiroun who only last month was spotted urging people in east London not to participate in the general election.
The Metropolitan police admitted on Monday that he was known to the police and MI5 and they had opened an investigation into him in 2015. A few months later detectives received a call from a concerned member of the public on the anti-terrorism hotline with information about his extremism. But inquiries established no intelligence or evidence to suggest any terrorist activity or that an attack was being planned, according to assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, the UK’s top counter-terrorism officer. Butt’s case was moved into the “lower echelons” of the 500 most active counter-terrorism investigations.
“I have seen nothing yet that a poor decision was made,” Rowley said.
But in recent years his fundamentalist approach to religion repeatedly caused concern among people who knew him. He associated with al-Muhajiroun, the banned extremist group whose leader Anjem Choudary has been linked to the recruitment of more than 100 British terrorism suspects.
In case you were wondering exactly what this guy preaches, here’s one of his more moderate interviews; Anjem Choudary, the cute and cuddly version.
(Please note that he makes a point to say that if they were planning a military attack, they just wouldn’t do it that way. So he’s saying “we’re too good at it for you to see it coming”, not that they wouldn’t ever do it.)
These guys really can’t lose. If they get to keep practicing Islam and accept it, they win (and can justify any violence they want to with it). If they get to keep practicing Islam and you hate it, they’re sticking it to you, and they win (and seem to thrive on the danger and rebellion of it). If they die, they think they’ll get all kinds of rewards and their brothers will hail them as heroes.
They’ve made it known they want to take over the world and overthrow governments. Let’s not sit idly by and let them do it just because they’re justifying it under the guise of religion.
(Source: The Guardian)