“A profile on a book rating website in Bulhan’s name shows an interest in Islamic theology, listing a biography of the Prophet Mohamed and a book of Quran verses and hadiths as recent reads.” Mark Rowley, the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said: “So far we have found no evidence of radicalisation or anything that would suggest the man in our custody was motivated by terrorism.”
Has Mark Rowley ever read the life of Muhammad or any part of the Qur’an or Hadith? Almost certainly not. If he had, he would have come upon passages exhorting Muslims to kill non-Muslims (Qur’an 2:191; 4:89; 9:5; 47:4), as well as passages depicting Muhammad doing exactly that. So: “no evidence of radicalisation”? Only if one is unshakably committed to the unproven (and actually quite false) dogma that the Qur’an and Muhammad teach peace.
“Russell Square attack: London student Zakaria Bulhan named as suspect in stabbing that left American woman dead,” by Lizzie Dearden, Independent, August 5, 2016:
The man suspected of murdering an American woman in a stabbing rampage in central London has been named locally as Zakaria Bulhan.
The 19-year-old Norwegian citizen is of Somali descent and moved to the UK at the age of five, officials said.
Police raided his home in Tooting, south London, on Thursday after he was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Neighbours speaking to the Daily Mail said Bulhan’s family were Muslim, describing his mother as a “kind and friendly” woman who lived with her two sons.
Bulhan attended Graveney School in Tooting and recently completed his first year studying for a B-Tech in IT at South Thames College in Morden.
Former classmates told the Evening Standard he had been a “teacher’s pet” who was occasionally bullied.
A profile on a book rating website in Bulhan’s name shows an interest in Islamic theology, listing a biography of the Prophet Mohamed and a book of Quran verses and hadiths as recent reads.
Bulhan remains in custody as police continued to investigate the motives for Wednesday night’s stabbing in Russell Square, which left a 64-year-old woman dead and five other victims….
Scotland Yard said no evidence has been found of radicalisation or anything to suggest the attack was ”in any way motivated by terrorism“….
Mark Rowley, the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said armed officers arrived within six minutes of being alerted to the attack at around 10.30pm.
They used a Taser to restrain the suspect as he continued trying to stab other victims in the street, in what was praised as the “minimum necessary force”.
“Whilst the investigation is not yet complete – all of the work that we have done so far, increasingly points to this tragic incident as having been triggered by mental health issues,” Mr Rowley said.
“At this time we believe this was a spontaneous attack and the victims were selected at random.”
Describing the suspect as a Norwegian national of Somali origin, the counter-terrorism chief said his background was not believed to be “relevant to the motivation for his actions”.
“So far we have found no evidence of radicalisation or anything that would suggest the man in our custody was motivated by terrorism,” he added.