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London Bridge is falling down

7 December 2019

9:00 AM

7 December 2019

9:00 AM

On 30 November 2019, we were witness to a shocking display of behaviour on London Bridge, that our misandrist citizens would label as ‘toxic masculinity’.

While the UK police were AWOL, which appears to be their modus operandi at the moment, three humans who presumably identify as cisgender males decided to confront an Islamic terrorist, just after he had tried to murder five innocent citizens.

One brought a fire extinguisher to the fight. Another, his bare hands. The third, a Polish chef, decided on a narwhal horn as his weapon of choice. All three had decided to chase the Islamic terrorist Usman Khan from the nearby Fishmongers’ Hall, where Khan had conducted a frenzied stabbing attack, murdering at least two and injuring many more.

In the irony of all ironies, Khan had been scheduled to speak at a conference at the Fishmongers’ Hall on prisoner rehabilitation, feted as a success story of ‘Learning Together’, a prisoners’ rehabilitation programme.

One of Khan’s victims, 25-year-old Jack Merritt, was a course co-ordinator for ‘Learning Together’. The other victim was a woman and while we don’t know her identity at this point, there’s a fair chance that she was part of the programme as well.

Reports emerging from the conference reveal that Khan started his killing spree just after the lunch break. Using two knives and claiming he was wearing an explosive vest, he stabbed many more people than has been reported.

God knows how many more innocents might have met a grisly end at Khan’s hands if he hadn’t been stopped. But how was he at liberty to conduct this mass killing in the first place?

Khan was one of nine jihadists convicted and sentenced in 2012. They had planned to set up a jihadist terror camp in Kashmir and then return to the UK and blow up English landmarks, including the London Stock Exchange.

Khan had originally been given an ‘indeterminate’ sentence. However in 2013, the Court of Appeal quashed the 2012 ruling and reduced the sentence to a ‘determinate’ one of 16 years in prison, his release subject to parole board approval.

However, it seems that the Court of Appeal judges forgot that Khan’s release wouldn’t need parole board approval. That’s because under the Criminal Justice Act, introduced by the UK’s Labour government in 2005, prisoners are automatically released half-way through their term, with the rest of their sentence under licence.

As a result, Usman Khan walked free in December 2018. The parole board was never involved.

The parole board have raced out of the gates to deny responsibility, saying in a press release that they had no part in Khan’s release. While true, it begs the question: would the parole board have released him anyway?

Almost certainly. This is the same parole board that in July 2019 released Vanessa George, who carried out at least seven sex attacks on babies and toddlers while working at a Plymouth nursery. Their reason? To the horror of the young victim’s parents, the parole board found that George, who had been given an indefinite sentence, was judged ‘no longer to be a risk to children.’

No, I’m not joking.

They have form. In 2018, to the dismay of his victims, the parole board released  John Warboys, who like Vanessa George had been imprisoned indefinitely for drugging, raping and sexually assaulting multiple women in his taxi.

But back to Khan and his merry band of jihadi wannabees. Here’s another disturbing fact that is being missed. Of the other eight conspirators, how many have also been released? Answer: five. A sixth will be released in 2020. Yes, you did read that right.

The probation services weren’t monitoring  Khan and aren’t monitoring the others, either. There are over 250,000 offenders on probation in England and Wales. Almost a fifth of murders in England and Wales are now committed by people who are on parole. The probation services cannot monitor them.

Then we come to the unfortunate UK police. The beat cops are working hard, but struggling. In London, more than 20 per cent of hard-working patrol officers now suffer from PTSD, incapable of dealing with the surging wave of violent crime overwhelming the city. The problem appears to be the police’s woke leadership, who have transformed the once famous ‘Thin Blue Line’ into a clownish Social Justice Warrior outreach brigade, focussed more on harassing innocent citizens than on stopping crime. For example, in May 2018, the South Yorkshire police tweeted this Orwellian request:

‘In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY

They were widely mocked and derided by a population that has lost confidence in the police.

So there you have it. A parliament passing laws that allow terrorists to walk free. A parole board that’s soft on serious criminals. A probation service incapable of monitoring them. And a police force that isn’t capable of policing.

Enter Usman Khan, Islamic terrorist, stabbing to death the very people who believed they’d rehabilitated him.

It’s a fair bet that Khan never expected his last moments would be spent confronting a Polish chef brandishing a narwhal horn. Up to that point, he was likely stunned that not one police officer had stopped him. Then again, there were apparently none around to do so. Usman Khan was able to kill because a woke, bloated and lazy establishment permitted him to. It took ordinary folk — deplorables, the establishment would call them — to save the day.

In this case, three brave men armed with a fire extinguisher and a narwhal horn, exercising their free will and masculinity, achieved more in a few minutes than the entire judicial and law enforcement community were capable of, over seven years. Will it eventually be ordinary folk who also save the United Kingdom?

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