Homeland Security

London Tube Bomber Was Part of 'Deradicalization' Program

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”:

Earlier today three other suspects were arrested, bringing the total number of arrests so far to five.

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:


In Australia last year, one teen who was part of the government’s “deradicalization” program was arrested for plotting a terror attack.

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.

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.

After the failures of our own “deradicalization” programs, we’re now importing failed programs from Europe.

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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