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
— 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
— 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.
— 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.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 25, 2015
— 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
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) February 2, 2017
After the failures of our own “deradicalization” programs, we’re now importing failed programs from Europe.
— 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:
Dec. 15, 2014: Sydney Hostage Taker Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Syndrome
June 26, 2015: France’s Beheading Terrorist Was Well-Known By Authorities
May 23, 2017: Manchester Bomber Is Yet Another “Known Wolf”
June 4, 2017: At Least one London Bridge Terrorist Was a “Known Wolf”
Sept. 17, 2017: London Underground Bombing Another ‘Known Wolf’ Terror Attacks?