London’s mayor advises get used to it
The U.K.’s Daily Mail provides a detailed report on the homegrown middle-aged Brit turned Muslim convert — and ultimately, radical jihadist — responsible for the deaths of four and what are described as “catastrophic” injuries to at least 40 others. As he carried out his depravity on Westminster Bridge and outside Parliament, his weapons were a rental car and two knives, making tracking such lunatics through weaponry purchases impossible.
Among those killed were an unarmed police officer, a mother of two and a U.S. citizen vacationing with his wife as they celebrated their 25th anniversary.
British Prime Minister Theresa May revealed authorities knew of the attacker, who had previously been imprisoned for violent attacks, but considered him a “peripheral” figure who was “not part of the current intelligence picture.”
Wednesday’s attack was reminiscent of the atrocities in Nice and Berlin where trucks plowed into crowds, killing 86 people in the French Riviera city last July and 12 at a market in the German capital just days before Christmas.
The report includes a section on how ISIS terrorists have brought death to Europe. Providing overviews of carnage in France, Belgium, Germany and Denmark.
London’s mayor Sadiq Khan, a Muslim elected last May, reacted to the slaughter by warning Londoners to be vigilant, saying, “Terror attacks are part and parcel of living in a major city.”
That was not always the case, Mr. Mayor.