Trump warns being 'politically correct' jeopardizes security against terrorists

Elias Hubbard
June 5, 2017

Other witnesses reported seeing a man with a large blade, similar to a kitchen knife, and victims bleeding from stab wounds.

"It is time to say enough is enough", she said in a televised statement outside her Downing Street office, where flags few at half-mast.

It comes after police raids in east London, including activity at an address in East Ham on Sunday afternoon.

Less than two weeks ago, a suicide bomber killed 22 people, including children, at a pop concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

The officer, who was less than two years into his job, was one of the first on the scene after he responded to calls for help from the public after a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge.

They then emerged and attacked some of the people they had hit with the van before heading to Borough Market, where the pubs and restaurants were packed with Saturday night crowds, including many watching the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid in Cardiff.

Accounts emerged of people trying to barricade themselves in a pub while others tried throwing tables and other objects to fend off the attackers.

The flat was home to one of the suspected terrorists behind the van and stabbing rampage, sources told Sky News.

Four women were seen being led away by police by an AFP photographer, although it was not clear whether they were among those arrested.

May characterized the latest attack as the work of Islamic extremists, but no group has yet claimed responsibility.

"Four of my staff are from Albania and some have been in the military and they are used to dealing with the conflict that they have been brought up in".

May said that Britain was facing a new threat from copycat attacks, and "it is time to say 'enough is enough.'" She called for worldwide agreements to curb online extremism, said longer jail sentences might be needed for terrorism offenses and argued that there is "far too much tolerance of extremism in our country".

She warned that perpetrators are inspired to attack "by copying one another". She said this ideology had to be confronted both overseas and at home.

President Donald Trump has lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his response to the London Bridge attack, and said it is time to "stop being politically correct" about terrorism. The ruling Conservative Party, opposition Labour Party and the Scottish National Party all suspended national campaigning on Sunday.

'Violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process.

A spokesman said: "The Emergency Department at King's College Hospital (Denmark Hill) received 14 casualties (six females and eight males) following the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market in central London". Thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Police said the event would go ahead as planned though security would be increased.

Grande, who will headline a benefit concert in Manchester later Sunday alongside stars including Pharrell Williams and Justin Bieber, tweeted that she was "Praying for London".

Prime Minister Mark Rutte: "London is in mourning, once again, after a cowardly attack".

He said he managed to get near one attacker "and I hit him around the head" with a bread basket. The stabbers were wearing fake explosive vests, police said.

He said: "Although he is seriously unwell, he was able to recount how he faced the attackers armed only with his baton, outside London Bridge station".

"We need to be outraged when the president exploits a awful violent crime to push his discriminatory and illegal policy", she tweeted.

She said she would still make the trip to the site, but instead to lay flowers and pay respect to those who had been affected by the tragedy.

"Started shift taking photos with children playing on the South Bank".

President Donald Trump offered help to Britain and reiterated his call for a travel ban on citizens entering the U.S. from select countries.

"Our prayers and resolute solidarity are today as always with the people of Britain in the face of the shocking terrorist attacks in London", tweeted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. A spokesman for Vice President Mike Pence said he also has been briefed and spoke with Trump from Air Force Two.

"Fellow French citizens are among the injured".

Mr Stembridge says the terrorists, who appeared to be British Asians, were shouting in "strong British accents" as they came down the stairs.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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