ISIS has claimed responsibility for the horrendous terrorist attack in London yesterday that left three innocent people dead.
At least 40 people from 11 countries were injured. 29 are still in hospital, seven of them in critical condition.
Attacker was British-born, had been investigated for Islamist ideology
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shared details about the attacker:
“What I can confirm is that the man was British-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism,” said May. “He was a peripheral figure…He was not part of the current intelligence picture. There was no prior intelligence of his intent or of the plot.”
ISIS Amaq Agency claims responsibility
Through the Amaq agency, ISIS made a statement claiming responsibility for the attack:
“The perpetrator of the attacks…is an Islamic State soldier and he carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of the coalition.”
Threat of home-grown terrorism
The fact that the attacker was British-born and apparently influenced by ISIS raises disturbing questions for the West. While leaders spout the same platitudes after every terror attack, they are silent on the need to confront the terrorist ideology that spreads in our own countries.
It is known that extremist literature funded by Saudi Arabia is in mosques around the Western World – including Canada. It is also known that some horrific things are being said in some mosques. Those in power know this, yet our politicians have ignored it, preferring to live in their politically correct fantasy land.
That’s not good enough anymore. Not in today’s world.
It’s time for our leaders to wake up.