British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed Parliament today and announced that the man who attacked in Westminster yesterday was “British born” and known to the authorities, as reported by the UK Guardian. The Guardian headline comes from this portion of PM May’s statement:
What I can confirm is the man was British born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism. He was a peripheral figure. The case is historic. He is not part of the current intelligence picture.
There was no prior intelligence of his intent or the plot. Intensive investigations continue …
One might be tempted to ask questions about “investigated by MI5” and “concerns about violent extremism”. He is “not part of the current intelligence picture” because he assumed room temperature yesterday thanks to the bullets inserted into him by British police.
The Twitterverse heard “British born” and assumed “racism” and “Trump”.