The Guardian does not see fit to provide any identifying information about this knife carrier, other than that he is male and was apparently planning an act of terrorism. They were probably hoping that he would turn out to be a “right-wing extremist,” but such people are much more active in Leftist fantasies than in reality. The suspect’s appearance (thanks to Guido Fawkes) makes it clear that he is an Islamic jihadist. The British authorities’ and the Guardian’s unwillingness to tell us anything about him is of a piece with their overall determination to keep people ignorant and complacent regarding the jihad threat.
Armed police have arrested a man believed to have been carrying knives in Whitehall, central London, close to parliament.
Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command was leading the investigation into the man and why he was allegedly in possession of knives.
Police said in a statement giving the first official details: “A man has been arrested in Whitehall this afternoon, at approximately 14.22, following a stop and search as part of an ongoing operation.
“The man was arrested in Parliament Street, junction with Parliament Square, by armed officers from the Met’s specialist firearms command.
“The man, aged in his late 20s, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism. Knives have been recovered from him.
“He is being detained under the Terrorism Act and is in custody in a south London police station.
“Detectives from the counter-terrorism command are continuing their investigation, and as a result of this arrest there is no immediate known threat.”
Officers and police tape blocked off the area. A scenes of crime officer in a blue suit could be seen taking pictures of what appeared to be a knife on the ground of the traffic island in the middle of the road.
It was believed no one had been injured and the man had been taken into custody….