He featured in a documentary about jihadis in Britain and unfurled an Islamic State flag in a park. He was reported twice to police for “extremism.” Yet he was still free to go on a murder rampage for Allah last Saturday night. Britain has so many of these jihadis, and more coming all the time, that authorities can’t keep track of them all.
Meanwhile, Butt was “serious about Islam,” and yet Theresa May insisted that he believed in a “perversion of Islam.” She should ask herself why this “perversion of Islam” is so widespread among those who are most devout in their observance of the religion.
“Killer who was filmed in Regent’s Park with an ISIS flag and tried to radicalise children with sweets was shopped to police TWICE as it emerges one of his fellow terrorists lived in DUBLIN,” by Stephen Wright, Chris Greenwood, Inderdeep Bains, Emily Kent Smith, Sam Greenhill, Gareth Davies and Martin Robinson, Mailonline, June 5, 2017:
The London Bridge killer wearing an Arsenal shirt slipped through the net despite being reported to the police twice for extremism including trying to twist the minds of children he bribed with sweets and cash, it was revealed today.
The security services face difficult questions because 27-year-old Muslim ringleader, Khuram Butt, known to friends as ‘Abz’, even appeared in a Channel 4 documentary last year about British jihadists and unfurled an ISIS-style flag in Regent’s Park.
He was also caught on camera alongside two notorious preachers who were well known to police and intelligence officials because of their extremist views.
A friend of Butt called the anti-terror hotline because he became obsessed with watching hate preacher videos on YouTube and police were later warned he was trying to radicalise children in a local park and giving them treats to listen to him.
Butt also berated an Imam for encouraging worshippers to vote in the 2015 General Election and was banned from the mosque in the ensuing row.
A friend who called the anti-terror hotline said: ‘I did my bit, I know other people did their bit but the authorities did not do their bit’.
Butt is one of three men who embarked on a stabbing rampage in London on Saturday night, murdering seven and injured 48 on London Bridge and inside Borough Market.
Another of the friends has been named as Rachid Redouane – believed to be a pastry chef living in Ireland having married a Scottish wife – who was not on anyone’s radar as a terrorist and also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, claiming to be six years younger.
The Telegraph claims that counter-terrorism officers were watching a cell in Barking on the eve of the terror attack.
One of the London Bridge attackers shot dead after murdering seven people was a pastry chef from north Africa carrying an Irish ID card on his bullet-riddled body, it was revealed today.
The suspect, who has not been named, is believed to have been born in Morocco but moved to Dublin around five years ago after marrying a Scottish woman.
Gardai in Ireland say he was living in the Rathmines area of the Irish capital with his wife but he was not on their radar as a terrorist.
It is understood that the couple may have moved to London just months before the attack was launched and he is believed to have links to the 12 people arrested in a Barking tower block yesterday.
Police chiefs in Dublin said they were liaising with counterparts in the UK after it was confirmed he had Irish papers on his body.
‘An Garda Siochana is providing every assistance to our colleagues in the London Metropolitan Police in relation to the terror attack in London,’ a spokesman said.
‘We will process all requests from the UK authorities in relation to inquiries into individuals, identities or any other matter.’
The man, who had been carrying the Irish-issued ID, is understood to be from Morocco and that he was married to a woman from Scotland and had lived in Dublin.
Gardai are investigating whether the ID card belonged to the dead man and if the documents are legitimate.
It is understood inquiries are continuing into whether the man was given an Irish ID card issued by the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
The plastic credit card-sized documentation is given to people from outside the EU. It has a person’s certificate of registration which states they have permission to stay in Ireland. It must be carried at all times.
There are also inquiries into whether the man had been given paperwork after landing in Ireland to claim asylum or if he had an ID card issued under EU treaties which allowed him to live in Ireland with his family.
Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan was holding a meeting with the force’s anti-terror and intelligence chiefs as they co-operate with the Met investigation.
Today Butt’s family asked to ‘grieve in peace’ as it emerged the terrorist held a farewell barbecue at his flat in Barking, where guests were handed cupcakes.
Neighbour Ramou Grant told Good Morning Britain: ‘Last week he called for a barbecue and invited all of us. [I’m] thinking, “was this a send-off?”.’
He was pictured, having been shot dead by police, lying on the ground in an Arsenal shirt.
One of his neighbours told MailOnline he was a ‘cheeky chappie’ before he became serious about Islam and his older brother was in the Territorial Army.
Aged eight he was knocked down with a car and broke his tooth and damaged his leg. He got a £2,500 payout and walked with a limp after that.
In 2013, the neighbour said he started to wear religious clothes. He used to go to the mosque over the road which she said was quite radical and lots of young men start going there and turn out extreme, she said.
His father died suddenly in 2002 and that affected him because he used to ‘took care’ to bring them up properly and make sure they didn’t stray.
The family were all on benefits but the father also worked selling fruit and veg at a stall in Queens Market in Upton Park. So they lost money when he died and the mother ‘didn’t really care’ about the kids, she said.
Salaudeen Jailabdeen, 40, who lives in a neighbouring block of flats, said Butt had once been ejected from a local mosque for interrupting an imam. He then started preaching in his flat.
A spokesman for the Jabir Bin Zayd Islamic Centre said: ‘The imam was forced to ask him to leave two years ago.
‘He was giving a speech on the up-and-coming general election and the imam was explaining how it was important to vote wisely.
‘He got angry, complaining that it was nothing to do with him, and interrupted the imam. He was then asked to leave.’
But in a statement on its website, the mosque said: ‘We feel until the police release more information it is not appropriate for us to speak about anyone that may or may not have prayed here.’
Neighbours near the Barking flats where he lived said he had been well-known to the community.
Damien Pettit, 31, who said he could not be sure the man pictured was definitely his neighbour, said the man was ‘very much involved in the area’.
Yesterday a photographer captured a detective carrying secret notes which appeared to suggest he had been quizzed by police as recently as last year.
Football fan Butt worked at KFC and Transport for London, and also worked for a few hours a week at an Islamic fitness centre where he also took part in boxing and taekwondo.
Housewife Erica Gasparri, 42, told The Times she had reported Butt to police last year after challenging him in a park near a school.
She said: ‘They were waiting for the children of the neighbourhood. They would give the children chocolate while talking to them. They would pray in the park for hours.’…