The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the London bridge attack. The jihadist group claimed responsibility through a bulletin from its news agency Amaq. The attacker was identified as Usman Khan of Pakistani origin and was a convicted terrorist released on licence. Khan was also convicted in 2012 for working with al-Qaeda.

The Islamic State ideology is back on UK streets. Although the attacker was shot dead the ideology still lives. The UK is a cesspool with jihadist activity. According to a recent report there is a massive huge scale of threat in the UK with up to 30,000 jihadists running around rampant. The UK faces an uphill challenge to eradicate this threat. The UK has a counter-terrorism strategy in place to prevent and disrupt plots against the country but the results so far have been disappointing.

Christopher T