London Bridge Knife Attacker was Convicted Terrorist Known to Police


The warning signs were all there, but tragedy came calling anyway.

When it comes to matters of life and death, there is no such thing as being over-vigilant.  We cannot and must not allow our guard to be lowered in these trying times, as the world around us continues to devolve into a consortium of chaos and violence.

Terrorism is the unfortunately perfect example of why we must remain on high alert as a civilization, as this horrifying tactic of the extremely disturbed can strike anywhere, at any time, and with any weapon.

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In London this week, we were again reminded of the evils of the radical Islamic ideology, as two were killed and several others wounded by a knife attack carried out by a suspect who had already been jailed on terrorism charges previously.

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London Bridge attacker Usman Khan was jailed for terrorism offences in 2012, the Met said.

He was part of the Stock Exchange plot which was disrupted by MI5 and the police.

He is also understood to have been a supporter of al-Muhijaroun, the extremist group which scores of terrorists were involved with, according to the anti-extremism group Hope Not Hate.

Scarier still, the attacker was still wearing his prison monitoring apparatus.

Earlier, a knife-wielding man stabbed several people at London Bridge, killing two and wounding three others. Police shot the suspect dead at the scene. He is said to have worn a fake explosive vest and an electronic prison tag. Prior to the attack, the knifeman threatened to blow up Fishmongers’ Hall, where he was reportedly planning to attend a conference on prisoner rehabilitation organized by the University of Cambridge, reports The Times. Authorities are treating the deadly incident as a terror attack.

Authorities have yet to given an explanation as to how or why Khan was deemed safe to reenter the public population.

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