Thursday, August 4, 2016

Has the "Knife Intifada" Seeped Out of Israel and Arrived In London?

Could be. Then again, London authorities have been quick to attribute the lethal action to the attacker's mental health issues and not to, you know, the jihad.

That's not unlike an attack that took place on the London subway late last year:
A man who attacked passengers at a London underground train station in December was jailed for life earlier this month. The judge said the attacker was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the offence but may have been motivated by events in Syria.
 At least he didn't call him a "lone wolf."

Update: The knifer is "a crazed Norwegian Somali." (Oh those violent "Norwegians," them and their deadly, supremacist Norwegianism.)

Don't worry, though. Police are certain--yes, certain--that it has absotively nothing to do with jihad:
Britain's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley said they have now interviewed the suspect, spoken to his family, searched his London home and liaised with MI5 and MI6 and believe it was a 'spontaneous' and 'random' attack, not 'motivated by terrorism'.  
Defending his decision to suggest terrorism as a motive earlier today he said: 'You would expect us in the current climate to consider all possibilities'.
I believe him. Don't you?

Update: This does not seem unrelated--Anti-Semitic incidents in London rise by 62%.

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