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  • Unlearning Together

    12/02/2019 12:11:06 PM PST · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | December 2, 2020 | Mark Steyn
    The attack on London Bridge - no, not the 2017 attack, the new one - broke just as I was heading off to guest-host Tucker's show at Fox News. There is a small and rather sad "Christmas market" of pop-up stalls at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 44th Street - surrounded, of course, by large concrete blocks placed there in case any radicalized SUV or extremist mid-size rental car were minded to drive up on the sidewalk and mow down shoppers. In more sophisticated societies such as Angela Merkel's Germany, the so-called "Merkel Lego" barricading Christmas fairs is painted...
  • Prisoner who confronted terrorist is not a hero, say family of the woman he murdered (London)

    12/01/2019 2:06:08 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 28 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/31/19 | Patrick Sawer
    Among members of the public who confronted London Bridge attacker Usman Khan were former prisoners attending a rehabilitation event at Fishmongers’ Hall, including a man convicted of killing a young woman. James Ford, 42, was out on day release when he joined those who chased Khan out on to the street before he was pinned to the ground on Friday afternoon. Ford was jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years in 2004 for the murder of Amanda Champion, who had a mental age of 15. It is thought Ford rushed to the scene and tried to save the...
  • Jack Merritt Died in the London Bridge Attack. Don’t Forget What He Stood For.

    12/01/2019 12:04:11 PM PST · by karpov · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2019 | Emma Goldberg
    I remember a morning of unadulterated goodness. I’d come to celebrate graduation at a local men’s prison. The inmates had spent the semester studying criminal justice with students from the University of Cambridge as part of a program called Learning Together. The men from the prison dressed up for the occasion, hair slicked back and shirts tucked in. Jack Merritt, my classmate at Cambridge and a program participant, recited a poem he’d written on forgiveness and rehabilitation. I remember feeling surprised by his words, so unselfconsciously earnest. I’d known him mostly for his dry wit, his boyishly good looks and...
  • Attack by Convicted Terrorist Prompts U.K. to Review Sentencing

    12/01/2019 4:21:12 AM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 30, 2019 | Paul Hannon and Stephen Fidler
    LONDON—The British government will review its sentencing policies after a convicted terrorist on early release from prison carried out a stabbing attack in the heart of London that left two people dead. Police identified the attacker, who they shot dead on London Bridge on Friday, as 28-year-old Usman Khan. He had been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offenses and served time in prison for the part he played in a plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange in 2010. Three people were also injured in the attack, one seriously. Authorities said that Mr. Khan appeared to have acted alone. He...
  • London Bridge stabber Usman Khan faked being a reformed jihadist

    11/30/2019 6:50:06 PM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 30, 2019 | 9:06pm | Eileen AJ Connelly
    The London Bridge stabber masqueraded as a reformed jihadist, claiming his terrorist days were behind him and begging to be de-radicalized. Yet less than a year after convicted bomb plotter Usman Khan was released from prison, having served only half of a 16-year sentence for his part in an al Qaeda scheme to blow up London landmarks, he killed two people, including a young coordinator of the rehab program he so wanted to join. Another staff member of the program, called Learning Together, was killed, and three others were wounded.
  • Amid Heroism in London, Gnawing Fear of a Simmering Terrorism Threat

    11/30/2019 1:36:36 PM PST · by karpov · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 30, 2019 | Stephen Castle
    ... This attack, the police said, had been carried out by [Usman Khan], wearing a fake bomb vest, a former prisoner who had been convicted of terrorism offenses in 2012. [He] was released from prison last year, apparently after agreeing to wear an electronic tag. ... The rampage on Friday [...] raised questions about the efficacy of Britain’s prison rehabilitation system and about the release from prison of Mr. Khan, despite warnings from the judge at his trial about the threats he still posed. ... On Saturday, the Parole Board, which carries out risk assessments on prisoners to determine whether...
  • U.K. Deadly Knife Attacker (Usman Khan) Was a Convicted Terrorist

    11/30/2019 4:32:27 AM PST · by karpov · 54 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 29, 2019 | Jon Sindreu and Sarah McFarlane
    LONDON—A terrorist killed two people in a stabbing attack in the heart of London before being shot dead by police, U.K. officials said, prompting authorities to lock down a busy area on the edge of the financial district and bringing back memories of a 2017 rampage nearby. In a separate incident Friday evening, three people were wounded in a stabbing on a busy shopping street in the center of The Hague, Netherlands. Dutch police said the motive wasn’t immediately clear and that the suspect got away. Authorities in London called the attack there terrorism but offered no further details on...
  • Bystanders used narwhal tusk, fire extinguisher to subdue London attacker

    11/30/2019 8:11:10 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 30 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    Bystanders reportedly used a whale tusk and a fire extinguisher to subdue the attacker in Friday’s stabbing attack in London. Footage has emerged of three bystanders, including one wielding a fire extinguisher and another with a 5-foot narwhal tusk, tacking 28-year-old Usman Khan, the suspect in the attack. Khan was ultimately shot dead by police. It is believed the tusk was removed from the wall of Fishmongers’ Hall near London Bridge. SNIP Friday’s stabbing attack killed two people and wounded three others before authorities intervened, with three officers seen in footage circulated on social media surrounding Khan as he grappled...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 11/29/2019 Black Friday Newsdump

    11/29/2019 8:03:29 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/29/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "The Horowitz report is just the beginning of the unraveling of the plot to destroy Donald Trump" That's the view of former CIA employee Larry Johnson in response to recent mainstream media reporting.... The House Judiciary Committee chairman Democrat Congressman Jerry Nadler sending a letter to President Trump today..... A stabbing attack at London Bridge with two killed and the attacker shot dead..... Later Friday in the evening a stabbing attack reported in the Netherlands in The Hague.... The late word from Iraq is that Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi will be resigning..... Russian airstrikes reported in northwestern Syria Friday.......
  • London Bridge suspect had prior ‘Islamist terrorism’ conviction: report

    11/29/2019 5:04:05 PM PST · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 29, 2019 | 6:26pm | Emily Saul
    A man accused of stabbing to death two people and injuring three more in London has a previous conviction for an “Islamist terrorism-related offense” — and was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet when he carried out Friday’s attack, according to a report. The man — who was shot dead after being wrestled to the ground by bystanders in what British police called a “terrorist incident” — has a criminal history that includes a conviction for that unspecified offense, according to the Telegraph. The madman, whose name has not yet been released, was sprung from prison about a year ago after...