Westminster attack: “clearly an interest in jihad”

London’s metropolitan police deputy assistant commissioner “Whilst I have found no evidence of an association with IS or AQ, there is clearly an interest in jihad.”

In a statement Khalid Masood’s mother says she is “deeply shocked, saddened and numbed by the actions my son has taken” and “I do not condone his actions nor support the beliefs he held that led to him committing this atrocity”.

Guardian: Westminster attacker Khalid Masood had interest in jihad – police

Khalid Masood, who killed four people in the Westminster attack, had a clear interest in jihad and his method echoed the rhetoric of Islamic State leaders, Scotland Yard has said.

Metropolitan police deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu, senior national coordinator for UK counter-terrorism policing, said on Monday there was no evidence yet that Kent-born Masood, 52, had discussed his plans with others.

“His attack method appears to be based on low-sophistication, low-tech, low-cost techniques copied from other attacks, and echo the rhetoric of IS leaders in terms of methodology and attacking police and civilians, but at this stage I have no evidence he discussed this with others.

“There is no evidence that Masood was radicalised in prison in 2003, as has been suggested; this is pure speculation at this time. Whilst I have found no evidence of an association with IS or AQ [al-Qaida], there is clearly an interest in jihad.”

There does appear to be at least an interest in the methods and aims of ISIS and Al Qaida, even if there was no direct association.

Masood’s mother, Janet Ajao, released a statement:

“I am so deeply shocked, saddened and numbed by the actions my son has taken that have killed and injured innocent people in Westminster. Since discovering that it was my son that was responsible I have shed many tears for the people caught up in this horrendous incident.

“I wish to make it absolutely clear, so there can be no doubt, I do not condone his actions nor support the beliefs he held that led to him committing this atrocity. I wish to thank my friends, family and community from the bottom of my heart for the love and support given to us.”

It would be a terrible thing for a parent to have their child involved in this sort of despicable attack. She has lost a son in one of the worst possible ways, and has to live with the stigma of the attack.

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  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 28, 2017

    MARCH 22nd

    MARCH 27th

    *Katie Hopkins* laments: “The terrorists in this country have made it so that you now believe that even walking down a pavement is brave, or is somehow resilient? You tell me ‘you carry on’. You tell me ‘we’re united’. You put up there that as an act of defiance you walk across Westminster Bridge. You are pathetic!”

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  March 28, 2017

      The people’s *True Champion* ❗

      • Anonymous Coward

         /  March 28, 2017

        She finds a lot of problems but no solutions, that’s just hot air.

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  March 28, 2017

      Nothing new there of course Griff…….*Libtards* attack KTH every which way they can.

      • Anonymous Coward

         /  March 28, 2017

        And *Retards* spread her vacuous words and so much hot air.

  2. Zedd

     /  March 28, 2017

    ‘Jihad’ doesn’t mean ‘holy war’ it means : struggle 🙂

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  March 28, 2017

      Depends on which dictionary you’re referring to Zedd. It’s a word that has been interpreted a million different times and a million different ways.

      The Radical translation is…..*Kill anyone that is not Muslim*

      • Zedd

         /  March 28, 2017

        ‘radical’ being the operative word here.

        Most muslims Ive met say ‘salaam alai qum’ or reply ‘alai qum salaam’

        • Nelly Smickers

           /  March 28, 2017

          Personally, I can never hear a word they say Zedd……

          XD

          • Zedd

             /  March 28, 2017

            then listen to those without the full face cover 🙂

            subhana allah

  3. Zedd

     /  March 28, 2017

    OR are you the one at the back ? (selfie) 😀