Last Friday Walt showed you the face of a Canadian Islamic terrorist. The next day, three men shouting "This is for Allah!" [in English, for a change. Ed.] killed seven innocent people and wounded 48 others in a terrorist attack in central London, before being shot by police. Were they Arabs? Were they Muslims? Were they... wait for it... Islamic terrorists (the words our "leaders" refuse to use in the same sentence)?
Although there is no M-103 in the UK to stifle free speech and fight against "Islamophobia", the British police refused to identify the killers, giving the excuse that they were still investigating. And this time there was no leak from American sources. The cover-up persisted until this afternoon (BST), when Inspector Knacker admitted what we all knew instinctively. At least two of the three -- one is still unidentified -- were indeed followers of the Prophet and his "religion of peace". Here are their pictures.
British police named Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, on the left, and Rachid Redouane, 30, as two of the men shot dead by police during the Saturday terror rampage. As Walt revealed earlier today, both men lived in the east London neighbourhood of Barking.
Mr Redouane was an Arab, and claimed to be Moroccan or Libyan, whatever. He was not known to police. Mr Butt [Notice how Walt didn't go for the cheap joke. Ed.] was a Muslim of a different colour. He came to Britain from Pakistan with his asylum-seeking parents and was married and the father of two young children. He is believed to be the man seen in a British television documentary on jihadists within the country that aired last year. In the footage, he's seen praying near an ISIS flag, with a close associate of Islamic hate preacher Anjem Choudary.
Inspector Knacker confirmed that "Khuram Shazad Butt was known to the police and MI5. However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly." Doubtless there were other, more dangerous suspects to be watched. Like Salman Abedi, the perpetrator of the Manchester massacre. Oh... he wasn't being watched either....
Earlier, Sky News reported that one of the killers carried an Irish identification card. It wasn't clear if that man was the late Mr Butt, the late Mr Redouane or the still-unnamed third attacker. All three are understood to be immune from prosecution for their terrorist crimes, being beyond the reach of British courts, in paradise where they are being serviced by 72 virgin. Each.
UPDATE ADDED 6/6/17: The third attacker has now been identified as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, who the police describe as "Italian-Moroccan", who was not previously known to them. Ethnically, the late Mr Zaghba was an Arab. His religion -- "ideology" would be a better words -- was Islam.