Sudanese Migrant Named as Perpetrator of London Terror Attack
A Sudanese migrant has been named as the perpetrator of a car ramming terrorist attack in Britain’s capitol city today.
“Salih Khater, 29, veered off the road careering into pedestrians and cyclists at Parliament Square, after spending the night cruising around London,” according to Daily Mail. “[K]hater, who was said to be of Sudanese origin, drove from his rundown flat in Hall Green, Birmingham, to London on Monday evening arriving just after midnight.”
The attack, though brutal, injured only 15. Fortunately, no one was killed.
Police in Westminster, London have confirmed that a car crossed anti-terror barriers and struck several cyclists this morning was an act of terror.
“One woman suffered serious, but non-life threatening, injuries while two other men also needed medical treatment,” according to The Sun. “Met Police confirmed the suspect – who is not believed to have been armed – is currently being quizzed on suspicion of terror offences at a South London police station.”
The man, in his late 20’s, allegedly bought the silver Ford Fiesta that he used in the attack two months ago.
“It appears to be a deliberate act,” said Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu. “We are treating it as a terrorist incident. At this early stage of the investigation no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police.”
“Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said ‘we must keep an open mind’ about the suspected terror attack,” according to the report.
“The briefing I have received from counter-terrorism police and the security services is that work is ongoing and they are doing everything they can to find out more about the incident,” Javid said.
Likely, this attack will turn out to be another act of radical Islamic extremism. Just a year and a half ago, Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Muslim terrorist rammed his car into a crowd in the same area, leaving five dead and several injured.