London's Mayor: Cancel Trump's State Visit
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 21:23
Pakistani-born British citizen Butt and Redouane, who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, were two of the three men who carried out the deadly assault in which seven people died and dozens more were injured on Saturday night. Police arrested several people and are widening their investigation after a ser. "The security and intelligence services and police have stopped 18 plots since 2013, including five since the Westminster attack two months ago". "One of the things the police, all of us need to do is make sure we're as safe as we possibly can be", Khan said.
Khuram Shazad Butt was associated with the banned extremist group al-Muhajiroun, co-founded by notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary, and appeared in a 2016 documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door".
An Italian interior ministry official told The Associated Press that British and Moroccan intelligence and law-enforcement authorities were informed that Zaghba had been flagged as someone "at risk" - but no other details were released.
With the issue of security now dominating the election agenda, May responded to the latest violence by saying Britain should be tougher in stamping out extremism.
The two other perpetrators were not known to security services.
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said police and their partners are "doing everything we can across the country to help prevent further attacks and protect the public from harm".
"He (Khan) is entirely right to say what he said to reassure the people of his city about the presence of armed officers on the streets", Johnson said in a BBC radio interview in response to a question on whether Trump's state visit should be cancelled.
"He told me, 'I will do anything for my religion, ' " said Gasparri.
The Conservatives' lead over Labour has narrowed markedly from 20 points or more when May called the election in April to a range between one and 12 points now, although they are still widely expected to win a majority.
Between 2009 and 2016, the number of police officers fell by nearly 20,000, or around 14 percent, according to the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank.
Corbyn has pledged to hire thousands of officers for neighbourhood duties, arguing that a grassroots approach would curb crime and radicalisation.
"We are not going to allow anybody to dictate how we live our lives or how we go about enjoying ourselves", opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a speech in the north-eastern city of Middlesbrough.
The leaders of Britain's two biggest political parties resumed their campaigns for a snap general election, insisting that "democracy will prevail" after they suspended campaigning following the attack.
As the British nation stood still in a sign of respect to the victims of the latest terrorist attack in London on Tuesday, security issues are now the focus of United Kingdom election campaigning with only two days remaining before the June 8 snap poll.
A minute's silence is observed near London Bridge.
Amaq, an outlet affiliated with the Islamic State group, said the attacks were carried out by "a detachment of fighters from Islamic State".
A vigil was held at Potters Field Park by the River Thames on Monday evening to remember the victims.
Corbyn's party colleague, London Mayor Sadiq Kahn, told Britain's Channel 4 News that the police force is underfunded.
White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump was not "picking a fight" with Khan and that it was "utterly ridiculous" that his criticism was because Khan is Muslim.