The attack on London bridge: the suspect — a native of Pakistan Usman Khan, who admired Hitler and was prepared to bomb the U.S. Embassy Author: Katerina Moskalets United Kingdom London Pakistan USA terrorism
The terrorist who on Friday, November 29, with a knife attacked passers-by, and then was shot by police on London bridge is considered a conspirator who once wanted to organize a training camp for jihadists in Kashmir, and whose fellow Islamists admired Hitler and underplayed the Holocaust.
Usman Khan. Source: WEST MIDLANDS POLICE
The police of the capital of great Britain identified the main suspect in the attack: he was a native of Pakistan 28-year-old Usman Khan. Law enforcement authorities reported that a year ago he was released from prison where he served half of his 16-year sentence for conspiracy with eight accomplices in 2010. They had intended to bomb London landmarks such as the stock exchange, the American Embassy and Westminster Abbey.
In 2010 he and his colleagues, inspired by “al-Qaeda” jihadists who wanted to build a terrorist camp in Kashmir — the land of the family of Khan.
The camp had to be disguised as official Muslim school, but its graduates plan to return to the UK and commit deadly attacks, according to court proceedings referenced by The Guardian.
Investigators listened to an extremist group and heard how its members spoke favorably about Hitler, whom they called an ally of Islam, because he knew that “the Jews are dangerous“, according to the newspaper. Conspirators also claimed that the Holocaust killed at least 100,000 Jews.
The group planned to detonate a bomb in the London stock exchange, and has also targeted the U.S. Embassy and the home of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who at that time held the position of mayor of London.
At the time of the offence Khan had lived in the County of Staffordshire in Central England. During the Friday attack, he wounded some people with two long knives. As a result, two people died. Body Khan found a fake explosive device.