It’s amazing. In the U.S., any city, any state, when there is a heinous crime, the news media always seems to have a photograph of the perpetrator ready to go. Nine times out of ten it seems to be a previous mug shoot, frequently for a previous felony. Draw what conclusions you will from that.
With the terrorist attacks, like the one yesterday in London, it’s much the same thing. Khalid Masoon,52, is (was) the native-born attacker from yesterday’s horrible attack. True to script, today, we know just about everything about him.
Muslim convert former English teacher Khalid Masood, 52, who mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before storming Parliament and stabbing a police officer to death, was born in Kent but later moved to the West Midlands.
Scotland Yard said serial offender Masood, who was born on Christmas Day, had previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.
He had not been convicted of any terror offences, and was not subject to any investigations at the time of the atrocity.
Masood’s first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage and his last conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife.
The Met police said there was “no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack”.
They added: “Anyone with any information about Masood can call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321.”
The killer was known by a number of aliases including Khalid Choudri, according to Sky News.
Theresa May earlier revealed MI5 intelligence chiefs had previously investigated 52-year-old Khalid Masood but dismissed him as a “peripheral figure”.
The murderous rampage was only stopped when the Defence Minister’s protection officer drew his gun, shooting the extremist up to three times.
Previous convictions. Known to the police. Ongoing investigations. What else is new?
These people are in our societies. That is obvious and accepted. They are no more British than the are decent. No matter where they were born, they do not fit into their “home” societies. They are violent, dangerous aliens. There is no doubt or question. Why, then, are they allowed to stay? Why in the name of all decency do we allow these savages to exist among us, waiting for something like the Parliament attack?
Seven or eight other suspect were arrested overnight across England, suspected in the attack. What will become of them? They should be executed if involved and exiled if only “peripheral” figures. Why wait for next time?
How many more innocent people like Kurt Cochran have to die?
Cochran. Sun (UK).
The Jihadis have a ready answer: “all of them”.
The police in Antwerp were a little more proactive today. They shot an attacker to death before he got going with a similar attack. Odds are, he is well-known to the police and intel communities. Why wait until the last-minute?
It’s time to send these incompatible monsters anywhere but here, in the West. This is open and declared war whether we want it or not. Time to start fighting.