On Wednesday morning, four people were killed and many more were injured in a terrorist attack in London after a terrorist plowed through a crowd of pedestrians outside the House of Parliament. Now, the person behind the attack has been revealed.
The Sun reported that the terrorist who carried out the attack was a British-born, lone wolf extremist who had previously been investigated by MI5 intelligence chiefs for radicalism. However, these chiefs dismissed him as a “peripheral” figure. The terrorist was reportedly shot dead after the attack by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s security guard.
Though Prime Minister Theresa May would not reveal the terrorist’s name, she did describe him to the press.
“What I can confirm is the man was British-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism,” she said.
“He is not part of the current intelligence picture. There was no prior intelligence of his intent or the plot,” May continued, adding that his name will be made public in due time.
ISIS has already claimed responsibility for carrying out the attack.
“The attacker yesterday in front of the British Parliament in London was a soldier of the Islamic State executing the operation in response to calls to target citizens of coalition nations,” ISIS said.
Moments ago, the terrorist was identified as Khalid Masood, a 52 year-old West Midlands resident who was born in Kent.
“Masood was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack,” Scotland Yard said in a statement, according to Breitbart. “However, he was known to police and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offenses. His first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage and his last conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife. He has not been convicted for any terrorism offenses.”
Please continue to pray for all those affected by this tragedy!