The names of two of the attackers on London Bridge have finally been formally released by the authorities. They have been identified as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane.
From the police statement:
Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, (20.4.90), was a British citizen who was born in Pakistan. Rachid Redouane, 30 (31.7.86) had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, with a different date of birth of 31.7.91. Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice.
So one of the London Bridge jihadis literally appeared in a documentary called The Jihadi Next Door. And nobody did anything.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) June 5, 2017
The police statement acknowledges that Butt was on their radar, but not Redouane.
Khuram Shazad Butt was known to the police and MI5. However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly. The other named man, Rachid Redouane, was not known.
Work is ongoing to understand more about them, their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else. We cannot say more about them at this stage.
Seriously, does no one in the Metropolitan Police watch Channel 4 TV? The authorities have a lot of explaining to do.
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