Terror-Attacks

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London attack update: 8 arrested, police say they know who attacker was

  • While Scotland Yard has yet to release the name of the man who drove a car into Parliament’s gate and fatally stabbed a police officer on Wednesday, they do think they know who he was.
  • Police have also arrested eight people in connection with the attack, the Washington Post reported.
  • “It is still our belief — which continues to be borne out by our investigation — that this attacker acted alone and was inspired by international terrorism,” Scotland Yard’s acting Deputy Commissioner and head of counterterrorism, Mark Rowley, said Thursday morning.
  • Four people died during the attack, including the perpetrator and the police officer he stabbed, Keith Palmer. The other two died on Westminster Bridge, where the attacker apparently hit them with his car, en route to the Houses of Parliament. 
  • According to the BBC, at least 40 people sustained injuries, seven of whom are currently in critical condition. Police officers wounded during the attack are reportedly stable, though. Read more (3/23/17 6:45 AM)
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The view from the London Eye just hours before the awful events of yesterday, and this morning watching the news. We had a voucher so we went and once we got back on the tube it was all unfolding. I’ve never really been this close to it before and it is sad, and scary, but mostly we all have to keep being brave, stay together and know that one day terror attacks will be in the past. London friends, stay safe and look after each other. I love this city so much n hate to see it hurting

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Twitter London, the day after
Non siamo terrorizzati, al più decisamente irritati.
By Marta Maria Casetti

Parte 2, per mettere alcune cose bene in chiaro. Ad esempio: abbiamo il sindaco migliore del mondo, nessuno dice “007,” la differenza tra chips e crisps.

Vi ricordo la battuta di un londinese dopo gli attacchi del 7 luglio 2005: I’ve been bombed by a better class of bastards than this

Bunny condolences.

Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives yesterday in London.  We wish the injured a speedy recovery and would like to thank the police for their help in keeping people safe and to the first responders and local hospital workers for helping save the lives of the victims.  Our thoughts are with you.

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Why We’ll Forget About London

Good video, I recommend you watch and give me your thoughts and opinions.

An international tragedy.

Today has been a day for vigils and reflection in London.

I won’t focus on the hatemongers and the trolls who came out of the woodwork to speak on Londoners’ behalves; they don’t speak for me and they don’t speak for us. We are not cowed. We are not divided. We are not hateful.

The victims were from many places, and of all ages. Up to 40 people are reported to have been injured, many with injuries requiring hospitalisation. They include school children and the elderly, UK citizens and tourists. The attack was as indescriminate as it was random; it could have been any of us. We are all targets for hateful people, and that is why we must unite.  

They include three French schoolchildren aged 15-16 from Brittany, two of which have been seriously injured. Two Romanians were injured; architect Andreea Cristea fell from Westminster Bridge during the attack and sustained serious injuries; she has reportedly undergone surgery for a ‘blood clot on the brain’. She and her fiance were in London to celebrate his birthday. Other victims include five South Koreans, with reports that one of them, a 67-year-old woman had suffered particularly significant injuries. The other victims include one German who lives in Australia,who is reported to have sustained injuries to her foot. Also injured were one Pole, one Irish person, a Chinese citizen, one Italian, and two Greeks, unnamed so far.

Twelve Britons also numbered among the injured and killed, including Police officer PC Keith Palmer, 48, a father and a husband, who passed away yesterday. Aysha Frade, 42, a spanish teacher was fatally injured in the attack; she had been on her way to collect her children from school. It’s just been confirmed that a 75 year old victim has passed away as well. US citizen Kurt Cochran, in his 50s, has also passed away following his injuries. He was an engineer, travelling around Europe with his wife Melissa, celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. She reportedly remains seriously injured.

Rather than sharing gory images of people in their worst moments, I’d like us all to take a moment to send our thoughts to them all. And to reflect on how we can work together to reclaim our cities and our communities.

Once again, the world population mourns following a violent attack on innocent people, this time in London, England. We have seen these senseless and cowardly acts before, from Iraq to Kenya, from France to the United States, from Canada to Australia, from Pakistan to Nigeria, we have seen this evil manifest in blood and death too many times. And although the peace has been momentarily shattered, we once again settle in for a moment of quiet reflection and calm. To the victims, both deceased or injured, to their families and friends, to the first responders and good samaritans, to the people of England as a whole, your American brothers and sisters stand in solidarity and we grieve with you. Violence has no place in our hearts, these unspeakable atrocities come from the very worst of mankind, but even as we see a dark cloud stifle the light of goodness, through the love and compassion of others, hope breaks through and reminds us that no storm lasts forever. Do not give in to fear. Do not give in to hate. Do not give in to anger. Do not give in to terror. Let this unify us and renew our efforts for a more peaceful tomorrow for all.

when did we as a society normalise terror attacks? after i heard about the london attack i said to myself “only 4/5 dead, not too bad” then right after i caught myself and said “when did this become normal?” i’m afraid for the future 

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This Is The Man Behind The Westminster Attack
Khalid Masood named as the man who killed three people and injured around 40 others in an attack on Westminster on Wednesday
By Emily Dugan, Aisha Gani

Emily Dugan and Aisha Gani at BuzzFeed News:

Khalid Masood has been named as the man who attacked Westminster on Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring around 40 more.

Born in Kent, the 52-year-old was known to MI5 and is understood to have acted alone. He was investigated “some years ago” as part of a historic investigation into violent extremism but was a peripheral figure.

Police believe he most recently lived in the West Midlands. It is understood he had a partner and a 5-year-old child.

His first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage and his most recent was in December 2003 for possession of a knife. But he was never convicted of any terrorism offences.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Masood was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack. However, he was known to police and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.”

It is assumed by police that he was acting on extreme Islamist ideology. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday.

Speaking in the House of Commons on Thursday morning, Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that he was known to the security services but said “he was not part of the current intelligence picture” and that “there was no prior intelligence of his intent to attack the capital.”

The Metropolitan Police initially held back from confirming his identity while the investigation was underway. Eight arrests have been made following raids on six properties in Birmingham and London.

Masood began Wednesday’s attack by driving a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing two people and injuring dozens, before crashing into Parliament. He was shot and killed shortly after fatally stabbing police officer Keith Palmer, who was on duty at the gate.

Turkey and Egypt were bombed just this week and the syrian government is literally committing genocide and nobody fucking gives a fuck
I’m sorry but where are the hashtags? the facebook pictures? Why does nobody give a fuck about terrorism when non whites people are victims? if this was paris or bruxelles y'all will be talking about it for weeks, if this was the usa y'all will be talking about it for years. Honestly wtf why don’t you care about us? Why?