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By Safe_Timber_Man
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#551583
Was this even a Islamic terrorist attack? I suppose it probably is but it seems to have played out so differently to previous ones.

Yes, a car was used to run people down but that seems to be the only thing consistent with previous terrorist attacks, albeit a pretty big similarity.

Not talking to the police. Usually they're keen to make their motives/ideology known.
Not jumping out the car for follow up attacks.
He drove down to London and just drove around London from 2am before finally carrying out the attack at 7:30, risking raising suspicion.
Didn't seem to know for sure where he wanted to do it.

It certainly isn't your typical case, that's fore sure. No wonder the Daily Mail, while screaming about him being an immigrant, have decided that the Italy disaster is newsworthy after all.
 
By KevS
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#551605
Interestingly, the Mail is also putting forward the admittedly far fetched theory that the ambulance that was behind him as he went round Parliament Square sounded it's siren, and then he panicked.
By Andy McDandy
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#551608
What the last few years have taught us is that any idiot can drive a car into a crowd, and some bunch of bastards will happily say that it was done in their name.

Terrorism not even by franchise. No training, no fancy equipment. Fag packet terrorism.
 
By Boiler
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Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:02 pm
To be honest, this is looking like it could be very embarrassing for the usual suspects.
For the usual suspects to be embarrassed, first they would need a sense of shame.

Which they do not have, therefore they can't be embarrassed.
 
By MisterMuncher
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#551634
Journalism eating itself.

Sadface stories are always a good bet because one side, the dreadful council or parking agency or whatever, won't comment on the case, which gives free reign to the woe is me story. The writers of course know this, but engage in the pretence that this silence had meaning.

And now, they apply the "technique" to real news, fully aware of the situation, to drive a certain story, and blow all the dog-whistles.

Despicable behaviour.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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#551697
These stories are falling further and further down the Daily Mail page.

Unheard of when there's been an Islamic terrorist attack...



'He's quiet, kind, it's just an accident': Friend of Sudanese immigrant held over Westminster terror attack tells of his shock as man's family insist he is a 'normal person' with no fanatical ideas
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... lists.html


'Something was troubling him, he definitely wasn't himself': Friends of Sudanese immigrant who unleashed terror on Westminster say his life smoking shisha as a failed student had made him depressed
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... essed.html
youngian liked this
 
By youngian
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#551760
Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:10 am
These stories are falling further and further down the Daily Mail page.

Unheard of when there's been an Islamic terrorist attack...

'He's quiet, kind, it's just an accident': Friend of Sudanese immigrant held over Westminster terror attack tells of his shock as man's family insist he is a 'normal person' with no fanatical ideas
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... lists.html
This is a decent piece of reporting trying fit together this man's life with known facts.
 
By Kreuzberger
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#551772
Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:10 am
Friends of Sudanese immigrant who unleashed terror on Westminster ...
That chilling effect on the press in the post Cliff Richard era.
 
By Big Arnold
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#551879
Westminster crash may not have been an act of terror as there's NO evidence suspect Salih Khater is a radicalised extremist, security sources say

The Westminster terror suspect may not be a terrorist after all as police can't find any evidence of political or religious motives.
Snap judgements Я Us.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... lised.html
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:58 am
The usual suspects won't learn from this, though, if it turns out not to be terrorism. They'll just slink off back under their rocks until the next time something happens. They do it every single time and are never put off by the fact they're wrong about it so often.
And they control the megaphone.
 
By Big Arnold
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Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:58 am
The usual suspects won't learn from this, though, if it turns out not to be terrorism. They'll just slink off back under their rocks until the next time something happens. They do it every single time and are never put off by the fact they're wrong about it so often.
It's being treated as terrorism, but all the evidence for this seems to be circumstantial.

Oh and Utterly crap terrorist named
 
By youngian
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Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:58 am
The usual suspects won't learn from this, though, if it turns out not to be terrorism. They'll just slink off back under their rocks until the next time something happens. They do it every single time and are never put off by the fact they're wrong about it so often.


I never understand why they don't wait for the facts to emerge instead of setting themselves up for an own goal. Very thick is the only the reason I can think of. Similar to Corbynites and opinion polls. Labour one point ahead and they will inform you Jez has the keys to No 10.
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