The London Attacks Just the Beginning
Between Manchester and London Attacks apart from the perpetrators 30 other people who were a part of the attacks have been arrested,
There is a very large segment of the Muslim community cheering the attacks, and many Muslims actually helping.
British counterterrorism investigators searched two homes today and detained “a number” of people in the investigation into a van and knife attack in the heart of London that left seven people dead.
The number of casualties receiving critical care has fallen from 21 yesterday to 18, The Guardian reported.
London’s police chief has said the attackers have been identified, but the names haven’t been released. At least 12 people were arrested Sunday, including five men and seven women ranging in age from 19 to 60. One has since been released without being charged.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said she wouldn’t release further details. She wouldn’t say whether authorities were familiar with the men before the attack.
IS has claimed responsibility for three attacks in Britain since March, and Dick described the recent wave of violence as “unprecedented in my working life.”
“We in this country have faced a terrorist threat throughout my life _ it changed and morphed and we will change and adapt to what appears to be a new reality for us,” she said.
Prime Minister Theresa May warned that the country faced a new threat from copycat attacks. She said Britain must do “more, much more” to combat what she called the perverted ideology of radical Islam.
She said police know the identity of the three attackers but will not release them yet because of the ongoing investigation. Police and intelligence services are trying to determine what backup support they might have had.
The political tempo picked up again today with May saying opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is unfit to handle security and Brexit.
Most of the London Underground stations reopened Monday in the neighborhood where the attack took place, allowing life to resume after more than 24 hours of lockdown. Some residents cooped up inside all day Sunday emerged from their homes for the first time since the attacks.