Third London Attacker Named by Police

The third London attacker has been identified as Youssuf Zaghba, 22, who lived in East London. He is an Italian national.

The third London Bridge attacker has been named as Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old son of an Italian mother and Moroccan father who was reportedly stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 bound for Syria via Turkey and told officials “I am going to be a terrorist”.

....According to reports in the Italian press, Zaghba had recently been working in a Pakistani restaurant in London. He was reported to have been on Italy’s list of persons at risk.

Italian officials say they notified British police about him when he left for London: [More...]

Zaghba was interrogated but was eventually released. An Italian official confirmed to the Guardian that Italian authorities alerted their British counterparts when Zaghba moved to London.

On his thwarted trip to Syria:

He was stopped at Marconi airport in Bologna on 15 March 2016 travelling with only a backpack and a one-way ticket to Istanbul, the newspapers said. He had told his mother he was going to Rome. He became agitated as he approached the check-in desk. According to La Repubblica, when he was challenged, he told officials: “I am going to be a terrorist”. His passport and mobile were impounded. Material found on his phone included propaganda videos and religious sermons that confirmed his wish to join Islamic State, the paper reported.

Authorities now believe this was a locally hatched plot that was not directed by ISIS or any other group.

Here's more on the second attacker, who had an Irish ID card.

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    London attack: Football fan shouted 'F*** you, I'm Millwall' and took on knife-wielding terrorists with bare fists

    Gotta live this guy.

    Murdering innocent people (none / 0) (#1)
    by jondee on Wed Jun 07, 2017 at 01:30:05 PM EST
    doesn't even make sense in the most literal-minded fundamentalist context..

    The victims now have no chance at all of ever becoming valuable converts and furthering the cause in the future by waging holy war against the infidel.

    In that sense, the jihadists are a little like christian death penalty proponents: no chance at redemption and atonement for you!

    Unfortunately (none / 0) (#2)
    by fishcamp on Wed Jun 07, 2017 at 07:27:26 PM EST
    Terrorists create terror.  It's what they do.

    They create terror (none / 0) (#4)
    by jondee on Mon Jun 12, 2017 at 12:11:25 PM EST
    and twenty atheists for every one convert.

    Which kinda makes them the infidels, no?

    As Nicholson says in As Good As It Gets, go sell crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here.