The UK’s “known wolf” terror problem has just gotten worse.
As I reported here at PJ Media earlier this week, the still-unnamed 18-year-old Iraqi refugee who tried to set off an IED on the London underground last Friday had been arrested two weeks before the attack at the Parsons Green station where the device went off. But today information was revealed that the bombing suspect was part of the UK’s “deradicalization” program.
The BBC reports:
The 18-year-old arrested man is thought to have lived in a foster home owned by Ronald and Penelope Jones in Sunbury-on-Thames.
He is thought to have moved to the UK from Iraq aged 15 when his parents died.
The BBC has learnt that he had been referred to an anti-extremist programme before his arrest.
It is not known who made the referral and when – or how serious the concerns were.
Sources did not name the flagship Prevent programme, but it is thought that this is the mostly likely case as the referral for help was at local authority level.
Prevent is managed and delivered locally by multi-agency teams of social workers, police officers and other specialists.
Other media are identifying the program the bombing suspect was involved with as PREVENT.
While some critics, this reporter included, have noted the ineffectiveness of the PREVENT “countering violent extremism” (CVE) program, some in the Muslim community have attacked it for “Islamophobia”:
Poster spotted outside Parsons Green tube this morning. Not sure the bombing is a good argument for ending Prevent. pic.twitter.com/Dbfm7GAZTO
— Toby Young (@toadmeister) September 19, 2017
Earlier today three other suspects were arrested, bringing the total number of arrests so far to five.
UPDATE: Third arrest made in Parsons Green tube attack investigation https://t.co/U0E2EY1hE1
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) September 19, 2017
Police has arrested two more people linked to #ParsonsGreen attack in Newport, Wales early this morning pic.twitter.com/iMkGGSCzyr
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 20, 2017
As I’ve reported, this isn’t even the first “known wolf” terror attack in the UK this year.
The suicide bomber who targeted an Arianna Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22, was already known to authorities but had been deemed “not a threat.”
One of the suspects in June’s attack at London Bridge, Khuram Butt, had not only been known to authorities as a terror risk before the attack, but had been featured in a Channel 4 documentary about ISIS supporters living in the UK.
Across Europe these CVE “deradicalization” programs have been a massive failure:
France’s deradicalization centers are seen as a "total fiasco" https://t.co/k57JP9vCap
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 25, 2017
‘Deradicalised’ Islamic State Fighters Producing Terror Propaganda Videos in Germany https://t.co/zYrvJmvjkW pic.twitter.com/XLFHZdmMWG
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) July 20, 2016
Belgium: Alleged expert of deradicalization on trial after helping jihadist candidate to go out of prison https://t.co/Eg1AezQQfe
— ESISC (@EsiscTeam) October 13, 2016
In Australia last year, one teen who was part of the government’s “deradicalization” program was arrested for plotting a terror attack.
Police tried to deradicalise teen accused of #AnzacDay plot. https://t.co/B35xxJ6t6s
— The Australian (@australian) April 25, 2016
As I reported earlier this year, the Justice Department has hired former ISIS operatives as part of its own “deradicalization” programs. But U.S. government-funded efforts have already been a failure.
Group With No Jihadi Experience Rehabs ISIS Recruit: http://t.co/8jWwAioziU pic.twitter.com/anH8PmI7mu
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 25, 2015
Minneapolis Terror ‘Deradicalization’ Program Fails After Just a Few Months, ‘Test Case’ Subject Back in Jail http://t.co/TIJC0vuz2P #tcot
— PJ Media (@PJMedia_com) May 12, 2015
A program funded by the Department of Homeland Security established in Minnesota — the state with the largest number of ISIS recruits nationwide — had one of their “deradicalizaton” program participants attempt to join ISIS.
Even worse, he was the “deradicalization” program executive director’s nephew.
Surrounded by positives, young Somali chose Islamic State: https://t.co/tTdUn4AqVS
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) April 9, 2016
#CVE Group profiled here Ka Joog, Exec Dir's nephew attempted to join the Islamic State, received $850k last yr https://t.co/CakNVMdl87
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) February 2, 2017
After the failures of our own “deradicalization” programs, we’re now importing failed programs from Europe.
Inside Minnesota's Risky Plan to Deradicalize Young ISIS Recruits. #ISIS #Minnesota https://t.co/iUhIygPo4g
— Amarnath Amarasingam (@AmarAmarasingam) January 24, 2017
This taxpayer-funded insanity is literally getting citizens killed across Europe.
As I noted over the weekend, last Friday’s attack marked the **12th** “known wolf” attack, with 62 killed and 433 injured.
And the killing is likely to continue as long as Western governments continue to ignore the “known wolf” problem and double-down on the programs proven to be massive failures.
Below, find Poole’s extensive coverage of the “known wolf” scandal here at PJ Media:
Oct. 24, 2014: ‘Lone Wolf’ or ‘Known Wolf’: The Ongoing Counter-Terrorism Failure
Dec. 15, 2014: Sydney Hostage Taker Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Syndrome
Jan. 7, 2015: Paris Terror Attack Yet Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Syndrome
Feb. 3, 2015: French Police Terror Attacker Yesterday Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Syndrome
Feb. 15, 2015: Copenhagen Killer Was yet Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorism
Feb. 26, 2015: Islamic State Beheader ‘Jihadi John’ Yet Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorism
Apr. 22, 2015: Botched Attack on Paris Churches Another Case of “Known Wolf” Terrorism
May 4, 2015: Texas Attack Is Yet Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorism
June 26, 2015: France’s Beheading Terrorist Was Well-Known By Authorities
July 16, 2015: Report: Chattanooga Jihadist Was Yet Another ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorist, Anonymous Feds Dispute
Aug. 22, 2015: European Train Attacker Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorism
Oct 14, 2015: Yet Again: Turkey, Israel Terror Attacks Committed by “Known Wolves”
Nov 14, 2015: One Paris Attacker Was Previously Known to Authorities, Marks Fifth ‘Known Wolf” Attack in France This Year
Feb 16, 2016: Machete Attack in Ohio Yet Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorism
May 16, 2016: News Reports Yet Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ U.S. Terrorists
June 12, 2016: Orlando Night Club Attack by “Known Wolf” Terrorist Previously Investigated by FBI
July 14, 2016: Senate Intelligence Committee to Investigate “Known Wolf” Terrorism Problem
July 26, 2016: ISIS Suspect in Normandy Priest’s Killing Already Known to French Authorities
August 10, 2016: Canadian ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorist Planned Suicide Bombing of Major City, Killed in Overnight Police Operation
August 19, 2016: Man Who Stabbed Rabbi Thursday in Strasbourg, France Involved in Prior Attack
Sept. 20, 2016: NY-NJ Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami Already Known to Law Enforcement Authorities
Sept. 28, 2016: “Known Wolf” SCANDAL: In at Least 12 of the 14 Terror Attacks Under Obama, FBI Already Knew Attackers
Dec. 21, 2016: Suspect Sought for Deadly Berlin Terror Attack, Anis Amri, Yet Another Known Wolf
March 23, 2017: Five Days and Two ‘Known Wolf’ Terror Attacks, Yet No Apparent Concern From Western Governments
March 26, 2017: ’60 Minutes’ Whitewashes Massive FBI Failure in 2015 ISIS Texas Terror Attack
May 23, 2017: Manchester Bomber Is Yet Another “Known Wolf”
June 4, 2017: At Least one London Bridge Terrorist Was a “Known Wolf”
June 6, 2017: London Attack Reveals that ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorism Is Worse Than You Could Imagine
June 19, 2017: Paris Terror Attack Targets Police on the Champs-Elysees, Suspect is Yet Another ‘Known Wolf’
August 15, 2017: U.S. Authorities Knew Texas ISIS Recruiter Had Told Manchester Bomber to Kill
Sept. 11, 2017: ‘KNOWN WOLF’ TERROR SCANDAL: CIA Knew About 9/11 Hijackers, Didn’t Provide Intel to FBI
Sept. 17, 2017: London Underground Bombing Another ‘Known Wolf’ Terror Attacks?
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