London terror attacks: Trump asks people to stop being politically correct

Cheryl Sanders
June 5, 2017

The attacks left seven people dead and 48 injured in the span of eight minutes before the three attackers were killed by police.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Saturday's attacks, the SITE intelligence group said Sunday. Eyewitnesses said they heard the men shout "this is for Allah", British media reported. She went on to say the United Kingdom needed undertake new efforts at home, and reach new worldwide agreements with other countries to help "deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online". "It is an ideology that claims our Western values and freedom, democracy and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam".

"This was a matter of life and death: There were three men wearing what appeared to be suicide belts". All three were shot dead. Police fired 50 bullets to stop the violence, killing the three attackers and wounding one member of the public.

A bystander was also wounded by the gunfire, but the civilian's injuries were not believed to be critical.

"I am humbled by the bravery of an officer who will rush towards a potential suicide bomber thinking only of protecting others", he said. The main political parties halted national campaigning Sunday but were expected to resume Monday, and officials said the election wouldn't be canceled or postponed.

May said the series of attacks were not connected in terms of planning and execution.

One other person was injured by a police bullet, but the wounds were not threatening the person's life, according to Rowley. May said that while the attacks were not directly linked, "terrorism breeds terrorism", and five credible plots have been thwarted.

News of the London Bridge atrocity, coming so soon after a similar attack in Westminster, triggered calls for security measures to be installed on the historic bridge - but COLC revealed it has "no current plans" to do so on Friday.

"It was horrific", he said. "It could have happened to me, too".

And, finally and most Trumpian, he attacks the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for allegedly insisting that the people of London have "no reason to be alarmed".

Khan is clearly referring not to the threat from terrorists but to the increased police presence when he uses the words "no reason to be alarmed". Trump said in a tweet. A Reuters photographer saw another raid take place in nearby East Ham. "If we don't get smart it will only get worse", Trump tweeted.

Khan also wrote on Facebook that the attacks were sickening. "I tried to help as many people as I could but I was defenseless".

Tom Buckley tweeted: "Terrible scenes at London Bridge". K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. "One of the things the police and all of us need to do is ensure that we're as safe as we possibly can be", he said.

It was the third terrorist outrage to hit the country this year following the Westminster and Manchester attacks which all together have killed 34 people.

A van mowed down pedestrians as it sped down London Bridge in the British capital Saturday night, leaving bodies lying in the roadway, a witness to the incident told CNN. The attacker was shot dead by police.

"It was really scary", he said. Then two weeks ago, a bomber killed 22 people - including children - at a pop concert in Manchester. Abedi died at the scene. ISIS claimed responsibility but that claim can not be verified. Police said the event would still take place, with additional security in place. "Today's One Love Manchester benefit concert will not only continue, but will do so with greater objective", Grande's manager, Scooter Braun, said on Twitter after the London attack.

Britain's Conservative Party has announced that it is suspending national campaigning ahead of the general election on June 8 as a result of the attacks.

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