One of London Islamic terrorists was featured in TV documentary on jihadis
The familiar refrain we hear after nearly every terror attack in a Western country is that the “terrorists were previously known to authorities.” In the latest attack in London, however, one of the attackers was known to anyone who watched a 2016 television documentary called, “The Jihadist Next Door.”It is one of the major flaws in the lawfare approach to Islamic terrorism. There is no real deterrent when it comes to Islamic religious bigots. The police don't really prevent crime. They operate after the fact to find the perp.
According to ABC News, police have identified 27-year-old Kuram Shezad Butt as one of the men in the van that plowed into pedestrians at a crowded market on Saturday, killing seven. Butt was featured in the documentary as a known member of a small Islamic extremist group, Al Muhajiroun, led by Anjem Choudary and Siddartha Dhar.
Choudary, a British citizen, was convicted of supporting Islamic State in 2016 and sentenced to 5-1/2 years in jail. ISIS claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack on its Amaq News Agency on Sunday.
This serves as a frustrating reminder that we can know exactly who people are, but until they actually do something illegal law enforcement can only watch them and wait.