Monday, June 19, 2017

UK: Counter-terror probe as man armed with knives and axe arrested near army reserve base - Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch

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ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran. Coming in 2017 are The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies) and Confessions of an Islamophobe (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy and vice president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

UK: Counter-terror probe as man armed with knives and axe arrested near army reserve base

Good thing Theresa May has vowed to crack down on “Islamophobia.” That will clear this sort of thing right up.
Won’t it?
“Counter-terror probe as man armed with knives and axe arrested near army reserve base,” Express and Star, June 19, 2017:
A man armed with knives and an axe has been arrested by counter-terror police outside Kidderminster’s army reserve base.
West Midlands counter-terror chiefs are investigating after the 23-year-old man was arrested on Sunday night.
Police said there was no suggestion ‘at this stage’ the reserve centre, in Birmingham Road, was under threat.
The suspect remains in custody as the investigation continues.
The incident came just hours before a car was driven into worshippers outside a mosque in London, leaving one dead and 10 injured.
Martin Evans, Assistant Chief Constable at West Mercia Police, said: “On identifying the man our officers took prompt action to contain the threat and take him into custody.
“I understand that this will be extremely concerning for the residents of Kidderminster but I would like to reassure you that at this time we believe the suspect was acting alone and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
“At this stage we do not believe this incident is linked to the tragic events in Finsbury Park in London….
The West Midlands Counter-Terror Unit said in a statement: “The arrest took place near a TA centre although there is no suggestion of any threat to that premises at this stage.
“The motives of the man are not yet known; the arrest is being investigated by West Midlands Counter-Terrorism Unit, supported by West Mercia Police.”