All 12 arrested after London Bridge attack released without charge
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 20:47
Many peoples' commute took them on foot past police barricades, with street corners heaped with bouquets of flowers, stuffed animals and handwritten notes.
Butt reportedly appeared on a Channel 4 documentary about British jihadis.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group, which is losing territory in Syria and Iraq to an offensive backed by a US-led coalition, has claimed responsibility for the attack. Butt was also seen nodding as he listened to a sermon, with the speaker saying: "This is not the real life, my dear brothers". Butt had been radicalised watching extremist videos online, he said, adding: "We spoke about a particular attack that happened and like most radicals he had a justification for anything and everything, and that day I realised I needed to contact the authorities".
Khuram Butt (27), a British national who was born in Pakistan, was filmed praying in front of an Islamic State flag in London's Regent's Park as part of a controversial Channel 4 programme that was broadcast in January past year. "It was wrong what he was doing", she told the AP. "He kept talking about the Islamic State".
"I am angry and furious that these three men are seeking to justify their actions by using the faith that I belong to", Khan said.
Michael Mimbo, 25, said the suspected attacker was nicknamed "Abz" at the local gym.
"We are ready to have those hard conversations, as equal citizens with an equal stake in this fight", he said in a statement Monday.
Police had already named Butt and Redouane, a 30-year-old who claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan.
Scotland Yard says he also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, as well as a different date of birth which made him five years younger.
The attackers were shot dead by police after driving into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbing people in Borough Market.
All three were ultimately shot and killed by police. Two of those arrested were later released without charge.
Praise has been heaped upon the police for their swift response and bravery. That fact provided a line of attack for Corbyn, who called on May to resign even as he said the best remedy was to vote her out.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was fair to ask how the attackers "slipped through our net". In a statement, her family said she had worked in a shelter for the homeless.
Butt was reported to anti-terror police over fears he was attempting to radicalise schoolchildren, according to reports. The matter can be dropped or if the complaint seems warranted, police and security officials can open an investigation.
People across Wales have gathered to observe a minute's silence to remember the victims of the London terror attack.
Detectives would like to hear from anyone who has any information about these men that may assist them with the investigation.
Some 20,000 other suspects, however, are on the periphery, according to the sources.
London police chief Cressida Dick said that while some of the recent attacks in Britain had global links, they had a largely domestic centre of gravity.
It was lowered once intelligence agencies were comfortable this wasn't the case.
The British domestic intelligence agency MI5 is to take a hard look at its counter-terrorism operations in the wake of the London Bridge attack after Theresa May took the unusual step of calling publicly for a review.