A disturbing fact has been revealed about one of the London Bridge terrorists: police already knew he was an extremist, because he had been reported to them at least twice.
Known as “Abz” to his friends, it turns out that the 27-year-old Muslim–whom police have requested not be identified in the press–had appeared in a TV documentary about British jihadists last year and was seen flying an ISIS-style flag in Regent’s Park. He was also seen on-camera with two extremist preachers who were already well-known to police and intelligence officials.
In addition to that, “Abz” had been reported to the anti-terror hotline by a friend who noticed that he had become radicalized after watching YouTube videos. Someone else warned the police after the suspect was seen in a local park two years ago radicalizing children by giving them sweets and money.
The terrorist had been banned from his mosque after fighting with an Imam who urged his congregation to vote in the 2015 General Election.
The friend who called the anti-terror hotline spoke out against the ineffective police, saying, “I did my bit, I know other people did their bit, but the authorities did not do their bit.”
According to a report in The Telegraph, counter-terrorism officers were watching a terror cell in Barking at the time of the terror attacks.
An Irish ID card was found on the body of one of the other killers, believed to have been born in Morocco but living in Dublin. Police claim that unlike “Abz”, he was not on their radar.
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