Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Trump attacks London Mayor Sadiq Khan over misconstrued statement - again

Trump attacks London Mayor Sadiq Khan over misconstrued statement - again

Three jihadis first drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge late on Saturday (Sunday NZT) before running into the bustling Borough Market area where they slit peoples' throats and stabbed them indiscriminately. Authorities have said the London attack was apparently unconnected to the Manchester bombing.

Forty-eight people were injured, 21 of them critically.

President Donald Trump's decision to knock London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday didn't come out of nowhere.

"Pathetic excuse by London mayor Sadiq Khan, who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

He was, in fact, cautioning Londoners not to be alarmed by the increased presence of armed police, something the London mayor's spokesman pointed out.

What the Qatar feud means for the United States
As the forward headquarters of US Central Command , it is seen as crucial in the US-led campaign against the Islamic State group. As David notes, "the biggest USA air base in the Middle East is in Qatar, while the Navy's fifth fleet is based in Bahrain".

After a brief pause, election campaigning resumed on Monday, with the agenda dominated by security issues ahead of Thursday's vote. He was married with two children. New security barriers were in place on Monday morning on several bridges in central London, including Westminster Bridge.

The attack, the third in Britain in three months involving suspects who had been on the radar of British authorities, has raised questions over the government's ability to protect Britain following cuts to police numbers in recent years. "It's just a fact that, over the last seven years, we as a city have lost 600 million pounds from our budgets".

"Butt, who neighbors say was the attacker who wore the fake suicide vest during the vehicle and stabbing attack, was featured in a recent documentary on the British Channel 4 from 2016 called 'The Jihadist [sic] Next Door, '" ABC News reported Monday.

He had also been reported to anti-terrorism police on at least two occasions, including once by a former friend who said he had become radicalised watching videos on YouTube.

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, when asked by ITV television if he backed calls for May to resign, said: "Indeed I would". He said many people were "very anxious that she was at the Home Office for all this time, presided over these cuts in police numbers, and now is saying that we have a problem".

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A woman who gave her first name as Jemana, from a mosque in Northolt, north London, was among a group of colourfully-dressed Muslim men and women carrying flowers. "She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected", her family said in a statement.

"What they miss, in cutting numbers of police on the beat, as it were, is that community intelligence", analyst Clarke told the BBC. In the film, Butt is seen posing next to the Islamic State group flag in Regent's Park in London and was later detained by the police.

A British government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the investigation confirmed the details of the Italian report, and said the man had not been considered a "person of interest", meaning they had no reason to think he was violent or planning an attack.

And some Labour Party candidates and parliamentarians called for Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom later this year to be cancelled, the BBC reported. "I condemn this terrorist act but also the poisonous ideology these men and others follow".

Kuwait Emir urges Qatar counterpart to exercise restraint amid diplomatic row
Kuwait has offered to mediate in the crisis between Qatar and its estranged Arab neighbours, a media report said on Tuesday. The border with Saudi Arabia is of particular importance because it provides the only road route into the peninsula nation.

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