Only days after a suicide bomb killed 22 people and injuring 50 more at an Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester, another major terrorist incident has occurred in London. This has been reported as two or three incidents, however it appears to be one operation with two phases.
A van ploughed into pedestrians on London bridge, injuring at least 20 people. According to a Washington Times report, witness saw 3 terrorits (other reports say 5 or 6) driving at about 50 miles per hour into the crowd.
Three men burst out of the van and attacked onlookers with hunting knives and apparently split up and proceeded into Borough Market and Vauxhall areas on a killing rampage. Several victims appeared to have their throats slit.
Six people have been reported killed in addition to three of the attackers. According to Fox News relaying a BBC account, a witness said “We saw people running away and then I saw a man in red with a large blade, at a guess 10 inches long, stabbing a man, about three times. It looked like the man had been trying to intervene, but there wasn’t much he could do. He was being stabbed quite coldly and he slumped to the ground.”
While reports differ at this time, it does appear that all of the incidents were perpetrated by the same terrorists in a protracted incident . Reports say three terrorist were killed but possibly three more are still at large.
Theresa May made a statement saying authorities were dealing with the “terrible incident.”
Donald Trump has tweeted, “Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!”
Author’s note: This is indeed a sad time for Britain. Terrorist incidents are taking their toll and the situation is poised to get worse.
On one hand, London is the most surveilled city in the world, there are law enforcement cameras that cover every inch of the city.
On the other hand you have a Muslim mayor, you have areas where sharia law rules. The UK population of Muslims is 3.1 million, or about 5.4% of the population. It is estimated there are over 1 million Muslims in metro London. Note that despite the protracted nature of this incident, the police were not able to stop the attack cold before the terrorists reached close-by areas on foot.
It will be exceedlingly difficult for the UK to exercise enough control to prevent radical Islam from causing havoc. Germany and France have much worse problems, but in this writer’s opinion, all of Europe is in big trouble. This may be is the new “normal” for Britain.
If you look at this from a broad historical perspective, the highly prolific Muslim population is encroaching on the population stable Europe in overwhelming numbers. Islam is a conquering religion and it will do just that.