June 07, 2017

London Attacker: 'I'm going to be a terrorist'

Rebel Staff

The Metropolitan Police Service has released the identity of the third London Bridge attacker

Scotland Yard said in a statement:

“Detectives believe [the third attacker shot dead by police following the terrorist attacks on London Bridge and at Borough Market on Saturday] is 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, from east London […] He is believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan descent. He was not a police or MI5 subject of interest.”

That last sentence — “[Youssef Zaghba] was not a police or MI5 subject of interest” — unfortunately, is a cause for concern.

According to reports in the Italian press, the young terrorist was stopped by airport officials at Marconi airport in Bologna on March 15, 2016. 

Zaghba was reportedly traveling to Syria via Turkey with only a backpack and a one-way ticket.   

Italian daily La Repubblica is reporting that security staff noticed Zaghba’s agitation as he approached the check-in desk — and when asked about his journey, he replied: “I’m going to be a terrorist.” 

City prosecutor Giuseppe Amato told broadcaster Radio24 that he then “corrected himself” — but an examination of Zaghba’s phone is alleged to have turned up ISIS propaganda videos

The fanatic is said to have then been placed on the Schengen Information System (SIS), an EU-wide watch list, by the Italians. 

The UK operates the SIS within the context of law enforcement cooperation. 

An Italian official has confirmed to the Guardian that Italian authorities alerted their British counterparts when Zaghba moved to London

A British official speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to openly discuss the investigation has corroborated the details of the Italian report, according to the Associated Press.

But why wasn’t he arrested and charged with conspiring to commit an act of terror in Italy before journeying to the UK?  

Well, according to the local prosecutor, the Italians lacked the evidence to prosecute him. 

“The images [found on Zaghba’s phone] demonstrated sympathy for the phenomenon [of jihadism] but this wasn’t criminally relevant,” Amato told the Financial Times. “In Italy, like in the UK, the fact of having common-source images that evoke radicalization is not a crime. We moved onto a path of prevention and control.” 

Although the Guardian quotes Amato as saying that he is “not blaming anybody,” it’s quite clear that his words are painting a different picture. 

British prime minister Theresa May has ordered MI5 and police chiefs to investigate why the London Bridge attackers slipped through the security net.

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commented 2017-06-08 16:56:33 -0400
I only need to hear one word to red flag.
Islam is an ideology of BIGOTRY, plain and simple. Not a religion and not seeking peace
commented 2017-06-08 00:48:56 -0400
Deja Vu all over again. He tells them he wants to be a terrorist, but what the heck that’s not a red flag & his phone is full of ISIS images & that may not be a crime in Italy, but gee whiz the guy is not heading to Syria to enter the seminary to study the priesthood, now is he, so wise up & at least hold him for questioning. When are innocent human lives going to be the top priority in this nutty world we now live in. How obvious is it that it’s time for these laws to be changed to reflect what’s going on today.
commented 2017-06-08 00:02:41 -0400
See something, say something, do nothing. The kid did the first two, the authorities did the last one.
commented 2017-06-07 21:16:57 -0400
Another sad case of some uncentered kid searching for an idenity, looking to belong to something gives his life meaning – just by bad luck stumbled upon the Jihadist redicalizing dogmas amd Jihadi recruiting web – it is a death cult – a suicide cult that grinds up centerless gullible kids like this and weaponizes them then sends them off on suicide runs.

commented 2017-06-07 20:54:53 -0400
So images involving terrorism is not a crime or apparently a red flag to these weak minded dipshits. Under the same light if they found child pornographic images on his phone I guess that wouldn’t raise any kind of red flags either. I expect he would be arrested for the kiddie porn but not terrorist imaging? And at one point he declares he’s going to be a terrorist, you funny little joker you. That was acceptable but watch what happens if you’re at the airport and they ask you if you have anything to declare and you say “Tiger Balm,” you will be in chains before you can blink. Same thing would happen if you said that sitting in that seat on the plane all day gave you a sore bum. They would react swiftly on something like that rather than take a chance. But looking how this guy behaved and no red flags were given any value that they should be investigated, it’s not difficult to understand how these individuals are able to travel around unimpeded.
commented 2017-06-07 19:03:57 -0400
All these red flags that go ignored…on so many levels. So much is deemed not “criminally relevant” until it is!
What a complete clusterfuck!
commented 2017-06-07 18:54:55 -0400
Clearly Zaghba does not know what he is talking about when he clearly states his intent and motives. Good thing the left is there to White-splain what he really meant, or we would think he is a muslim terrorist.
commented 2017-06-07 18:51:53 -0400
It is really to bad, those 72 Virgins must be real Slackers by now. Perhaps little justin could help out. How about it justin, like to go suck on a few Islamic Stiffs? Rigor Mortise dose wonders for a Fall Out problem.
commented 2017-06-07 18:02:18 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,475 Attacks, 215,801 Killed, 297,169 Injured that we know of