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London Bridge attacker identified as Usman Khan

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  1. HAIDER

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    Metropolitan Police on Saturday identified the London Bridge attacker as British national Usman Khan, a 28-year-old male from Staffordshire.

    "We are now in a position to confirm the identity of the suspect as 28-year-old Usman Khan, who had been residing in the Staffordshire area. As a result, officers are, tonight, carrying out searches at an address in Staffordshire,” Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said in a statement issued past midnight.

    Khan stabbed two people to death and left three injured a day earlier in an attack that caused fear and panic across the city as residents revisited the spectre of terror returning to London.

    "This individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences,” Basu said. “He was released from prison in December 2018 on licence and clearly, a key line of enquiry now is to establish how he came to carry out this attack.

    He added that Khan was shot by specialist armed forces and died at the scene.

    "The circumstances, as we currently understand them, are that the attacker attended an event earlier on Friday afternoon at Fishmonger’s Hall called ‘Learning Together’.

    He added that police believe the attack began inside before Khan left the building and proceeded onto London Bridge, where he was detained and subsequently confronted and shot by armed officers.

    Who is Usman Khan?
    In January 2012, Usman Khan — a British citizen born in the UK — pleaded guilty to engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism contrary to section 5(1) of the UK’s Terrorism Act 2006. Khan was among nine men charged with conspiracy to bomb high-profile London targets in the run-up to Christmas in 2010. At the time, the men were described as an al Qaeda-inspired group that wanted to send mail bombs to various targets and launch a "Mumbai-style" atrocity. At the time of his arrest, Khan lived in Stoke-on-Trent, a city in central England.

    At the time, a hand-written target list found at one of the defendant's homes listed the names and addresses of United Kingodom Prime Minister Boris Johnson — who was at the time the mayor of London — two rabbis, the American Embassy and the Stock Exchange. The British police counter-terror operation which led to their arrests was the biggest of 2010.

    Khan was sentenced to detention for public protection with a minimum custodial term of 8 years — a sentenced designed by UK authorities to protect the public from serious offenders whose crimes did not merit a life sentence.

    Offenders sentenced to an IPP are set a minimum term which they must spend in prison. After they have completed their tariff they can apply to a parole board for release. The Parole Board releases an offender only if it is satisfied that it is no longer necessary for the protection of the public for the convict to be confined. If offenders are given parole they will be on supervised licence for at least 10 years. If offenders are refused parole they can only apply again after one year.

    2010 bomb plot
    The judge who had examined the sentencing appeals of Khan and the other convicts in 2013 had said: “At some time, the accused each became a committed Islamic fundamentalist, believing in jihad, that is to say, they wished to support and commit acts of terrorism in furtherance of their religious beliefs. They came to the attention of the security services who monitored them using covert surveillance techniques and devices and were able to effect their arrest prior to advanced steps having been taken to implement their plans.” He also noted that although they were from different parts of the country (Stoke, Cardiff and London), the groups managed to meet together.

    The judge had also said that the Stoke defendants, which included Khan, were recorded discussing terror attacks overseas. On December 15, 2010, Khan had been monitored by UK authorities in conversation about how to construct a pipe bomb from a recipe referred to in an Al Qaeda publication.

    Authorities also heard Khan seeking to radicalise another male and making clear his intentions to travel abroad to a training camp which outwardly appeared to be a madrassah. The Stoke group, which included Khan, were to fund the camp and recruit men for it. The court noted that “Khan expected only victory, martyrdom or imprisonment.”
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1519693/l...-identified-as-usman-khan-of-pakistani-origin
     
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  2. HAIDER

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    @Signalian and @war&peace ...and those who live in UK... what's the issue with young generation in UK. Why so much hate ?
     
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  3. Signalian

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    madrassa mentality. wrong ideology of Jihad. Bringing change through killing humans.
    All this is not required.
     
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    But, if this guy is born and raise in UK, then he should be addressed British muslim. Instead making a Pakistani origin headline. Where Pakistan has nothing to do , but such type of headline gives wrong impression.
     
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    Appalling discrimination is the root cause. They have been coerced into an existence of living off drugs trade and low end jobs.
     
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    Everybody are thinks off Pakistanis as terrorists bc of Malala, and Osama, and all that news bullshit in Western MSM.
     
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    Is it a root cause or an excuse given by handlers ?
     
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    you know you could edit your own headline.. or .. pop over to dawn.com and complain to them
     
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    I protest many times with Dawn management , they are SOB.
     
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    I blame the Hindjew alliance, it is not an excuse but fact of life. Poor education , unemployment, low pay is the scourge of British society. Stabbings happen everyday in the UK it only gains attention when it is a man with a beard. Only last week a black 11 year old kid and a 16 year old kid got shot to death together in Union city , CA,USA but not a squeak from the national press.
     
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    What is Hindjew alliance ? The man with beard had checkered past (convicted for terrorism). He was not ordinary criminal. Poverty alone can not draw anyone to "terrorism". There is always someone who wants to get benefited by those acts (handlers).
     
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    C'mon now. Sure racism exists but they all have the same resources available as any other person in the country. Those of us living abroad already know that we have to work harder than the next guy because of our background. Problem is we're stuck with the same old ideologies

    If you're lucky enough to be a new country, Start Fresh.
     
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    well at least you tried...

    anway, I live in the UK and when these events are broken down they always turn out to be fraudulent..
    don't know if you know but an election is about to take place and the tory govt here knows it can whip up extra votes by appealing to the far-right..
     
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    Maybe he was just jihadi mental and needed therapy ... Like those White shooters??
     
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    Evil players of Hinduism and Jewism gang up together to conspire in evil ways.-"What is Hindjew alliance ? "
     
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