Irish-Moroccan Involved in London Attack

Cheryl Sanders
June 6, 2017

Two of the London Bridge terrorists have been named by police as it emerged one of the attackers was known to security services.

All three were ultimately shot and killed by police.

British police have named the third London Bridge attacker at 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan descent.

Sauid Arabia and three other Arab nations have severed diplomatic ties and cut off transport links with Qatar in an unprecedented attempt to isolate the Gulf state as they claim that its regional policies fuel extremism and terrorism.

Butt, 27, a former transit worker, was featured in the 2016 Channel 4 documentary, "The Jihadis Next Door".


Butt is also seen in the film sprawling on the lawn and nodding as he listens to a sermon in which the speaker tells those gathered: "This is not the real life, my dear brothers".

Butt's neighbors described him as sociable, inviting male neighbors over for barbecues. "One of them had been reported to police because of his extremist views and may have previously been confronted by officers".

According to the paper, Butt worked as an attendant at an all-Muslim gym in East London run by Sajeel Shahid, 41, a member of Anjem Choudary's network, who allegedly helped to set up weapons training in Pakistan for the 7/7 bombers.

Meanwhile, Mark Kindschuh, 19, a Boston College junior from NY who has been studying overseas in Britain, told the BBC he wrapped a belt around a man's head to stop the bleeding; the man had suffered a gunshot wound. Her family said she had died in her fiancé's arms after being struck by the attackers' speeding van.

Asked about Trump's ongoing Twitter tirade against him, Khan added: 'It takes two to tango, and I'm not tangoing with this guy.


Londoners were still struggling Monday to take in the cruelty and madness of Saturday's attack. "One witness said he saw a woman stabbed '10 or 15 times" by the men, who he said shouted, 'This is for Allah'. He shouted, "Is somebody a doctor or a nurse?" One of them was an Arsenal fan.

"The attack began at about 10 p.m., local time, when a van crossing London Bridge veered into pedestrians, crashing outside the Barrowboy & Banker Pub".

On Tuesday, counter-terror officers were searching a property in Ilford, east London, after entering the address at around 01:30 BST.

Mrs May said: "The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said that the Met is well resourced, and they are, and that they have very powerful counter-terrorism capabilities and they do". Prime Minister Theresa May has come under fire for her role reducing ranks of cops.

The attack left seven people dead and dozens wounded before police shot dead the three attackers, who wore fake suicide vests. The matter can be dropped or if the complaint seems warranted, police and security officials can open an investigation. The number of armed officers has also been reduced. "You will not win", Mayor Sadiq Khan said to applause during a vigil on Monday.


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