Judge’s Warnings About London Bridge Terrorist Ignored

Judge’s Warnings About London Bridge Terrorist Ignored

Judge’s Warnings About London Bridge Terrorist Ignored

The London Bridge terror attack wouldn’t have happened if the politically correct authorities had heeded a judge’s warnings and kept the terrorist in prison.

Two people are dead and at least three were injured during yesterday’s attack. And, once again, as with the London Bridge van attacks in 2017, we find out that the authorities knew the killers were terrorists. Once again, we find out that the security and safety of their country took a back seat to coddling terrorists.

Usman Khan was an interesting fellow. 

“Khan, 28, pleaded guilty in 2012 to preparing acts of terrorism as a member of an al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist cell who planned the Stock Exchange plot.

He originally received an indeterminate sentence for public protection but this was quashed at the Court of Appeal in April 2013 and he was given a 16-year jail term.

He left school with no qualifications after spending part of his late teens in Pakistan, where he lived with his mother when she became ill.​

On his return to the UK he started preaching radical Islam on the internet and attracted a significant following.​

He planned to use land owned by his family in Kashmir to build a terror training camp next to an existing mosque, in the hope of establishing Sharia law in the region.”

Nothing to see here, move along right? Yet the judge had other ideas. He saw Khan and his other co-conspirators for what they were. He flatly stated Khan was “the more serious jihadist” and shouldn’t be released until they were no longer a threat to the public.

“The judge said that the risk Khan and his co-conspirators were “working to a long-term agenda, no less deadly in its potential than the potential for damage and injury the subject of the short-term intentions of the others. They were intent on obtaining training for themselves and others whom they would recruit and, as such, were working to a more ambitious and more serious jihadist agenda.”

“In my judgment, these offenders would remain, even after a lengthy term of imprisonment, of such a significant risk that the public could not be adequately protected by their being managed on licence in the community, subject to conditions, by reference to a preordained release date.”

That is incredibly blunt. For a judge, in England to directly state that Khan and his crew would always be a danger to England’s national security, and have that warning ignored?

As noted above, the terrorist was sentenced to sixteen years in prison, in 2013. He should still be in prison, but was released in December of 2018. That’s an awfully quick sixteen years isn’t it?

The authorities decided Khan was safe to release and could roam about somewhat freely while wearing an ankle monitor. He was deemed safe enough to be invited as a speaker, a SPEAKER!, to the “Learning Together” criminology sessions at Fishmonger Hall. Those in attendance got a huge lesson in how rehabilitation of terrorists DOESN’T work when Khan pulled out knives and started stabbing people.

It took the use of a 5′ long narwhale tusk, a fire extinguisher, and punching with bare hands to get the terrorist subdued.


Those men had Khan down and nearly hogtied before authorities arrived and took over. I’m sure some are going to whine and argue that Khan didn’t need to be killed. I’m not one of them. Why?

Khan was a personal friend and student of Anjem Choudary. In fact, had his personal cell number programmed into his phone when arrested in 2012. Why was Khan arrested? Because he was involved in the plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange, the US Embassy, and the home of Boris Johnson, then Mayor of London.

Why does his link to Anjem Choudary matter? Choudary is a well-known British Islamist who, in 2016, was sentenced to five years in prison for trying to recruit people to join ISIS. Nice guy right? Still in prison right? WRONG. He was released on parole in October 2018. Just a couple of months before Khan was released.

If you think the two weren’t going to try to reconnect with each other, I’ve a tropical paradise on a glacier I can sell you.

Woke politically correct officials decided that Usman Khan was going to play nice in the sandbox and decided to let him go.

A known terrorist will never change its spots. Londoners found that out again yesterday. How many attacks will it take for the British to finally stand up and say ENOUGH?

Feature Photo Credit: Matt Brown photo of London Bridge floral tribute in 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, cropped and modified

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  • GWB says:

    people should ‘serve the term of their sentence’
    But that’s so unfair to all those people who are in there for “just” a little bit of drug possession………

    a fire extinguisher and a Narwhal tusk
    A friggin’ narwhal tusk! This would give me greater hope for England – except he didn’t skewer the guy. So, hope mixed with disappointment there.

    Khan didn’t need to be killed
    Pfft. He most certainly falls into the Old Texas category of “He needed killin’.”

    A known terrorist will never change its spots.
    Well, I wouldn’t entirely agree. But definitely Not Quite Reagan Doctrine: Don’t trust, and verify.

  • Charles N. Steele says:

    Retired philosophy professor and ex-leftist John Pepple maintains we should regularly call leftists ISIS supporters and use this when we speak with them. He’s right. Case in point is this one, where the terrorist was actually to be feted at an academic conference on the virtue of mollycoddling terrorists and other criminals. WaPo’s “austere cleric” characterization of the head of ISIS is another example.

  • Charles N. Steele says:

    P.S. it’s literally true that “Khan didn’t need to be killed.” But decent people needed him killed. He’s definitely not getting early release from prison now. Heh!

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