Police said they believed the attacker acted alone and was “inspired by international terrorism.”
As usual, there were efforts to minimize the attack to divert the public away from the truth that the West is at an escalating war with Islamic jihadists and that those jihadis have ample community backing.
Not too long ago, a Policy Exchange Poll out of the UK showed that half of all Muslims, if they knew someone with Islamic State links, would not report this fact to police; while a more recent survey showed that a third of young Muslims in France do not condemn violent jihad against the West such as Charlie Hebdo.
These “massive pre-dawn raids” described below suggests a jihadist ring with abettors, co-conspirators and harborers.
British police said Thursday that six homes were raided and seven arrests were made in connection to the terror attack that left five dead, including the attacker and a police officer.
Armed police carried out the raid in the central city of Birmingham, about 130 miles north of London. Police said they believed the attacker acted alone and was “inspired by international terrorism.” The identity of the attacker has not been released.
The chaos unfolded on the Westminster Bridge near the Parliament building when an SUV mowed down pedestrians on the bridge. London metro police counterterrorism Chief Mark Rowley said that 29 people were hospitalized and seven were in critical condition.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack a “sick and depraved” act, but did not elevate the terror threat level, which was already at severe.
Three civilians were among those killed. Rowley identified the officer as Keith Palmer, 45, who had served as an officer for 15 years.
Rowley said Wednesday it was still “too early” to release the name of the attacker, but added that officials “think we know who the attacker is and are working to establish who his associates are.”….