Seven killed, forty-eight injured in attack on London Bridge
Jun 06 2017 by Kathy Alvarado
London police chief Cressida Dick said that while some of the recent attacks in Britain had global links, they had a largely domestic centre of gravity.
Saturday night in the United Kingdom, three men wearing what were later found to be fake suicide vests drove a van into crowds on London Bridge, then exited the van at Borough Market and began to stab people with blades, killing seven and injuring at least 48. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.
The Daily Telegraph has discovered that one alleged suspect said the intended method was to "use a vehicle as a weapon" and boasted that he had radicalized more than a dozen "students" in Barking "wanting to martyr themselves".
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday blamed "evil" Islamist ideology and vowed to crack down on extremist content online worldwide, warning that attackers were "copying one another".
President Donald Trump hit out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan for a second time following the attack in London on Saturday, adding fuel to the longstanding feud between the two world leaders. A parliamentary election takes place on Thursday and May's spokeswoman said the government was working closely with police on security for the vote.
British authorities say that have identified the three attackers but have not revealed that information publicly.
But a spokesman for Mr Khan branded the comment "ill-informed" and said the president had deliberately taken out of context remarks made by the mayor to reassure people about the increased police presence in the wake of the attack.
The UK is facing a "severe and high tempo terrorist threat", the force said.
Her main opponent, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, backed calls for her resignation over the police cuts.
Forty-eight people, including two police officers, were treated at hospitals. "That this should happen in this month of Ramadan, when many Muslims were praying and fasting only goes to show that these people respect neither life nor faith" said the organization's Secretary General, Harun Khan.
"Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'"
"If you're going to see something and say something, it has to be followed by, do something", she said.
In response, Mr Trump tweeted: "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people". Khan and Dick were briefly heckled by a man who called for more police to be put on the streets.