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[[Amber Rudd], the UK [[Home Secretary]] took what the ''[[New York Times]]'' described as " the latest move in a widening global push against encryption technology that blocks access to the private messages of criminal and innocent users alike."<ref>https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/technology/whatsapp-rudd-terrorists-uk-attack.html?_r=0</ref>  
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Following the attack, [[Amber Rudd]], the UK [[Home Secretary]] took what the ''[[New York Times]]'' described as "the latest move in a widening global push against [[encryption]] technology that blocks access to the private messages of criminal and innocent users alike."<ref>https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/technology/whatsapp-rudd-terrorists-uk-attack.html?_r=0</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 11:00, 28 March 2017

Event.png 2017 Westminster attack (Deep event) Rdf-icon.png
Westminster terror attack.jpg
Date22 March 2017
LocationWestminster,  London,  UK
Blamed onKhalid Masood
Type• Vehicle-ramming attack
• stabbing
Deaths4
Injured (non-fatal)~40
DescriptionA combined vehicle assault and stabbing attack at an iconic London location

On 22 March 2017 an event occurred on and around Westminster Bridge in central London, and the palace of Westminster.

Official narrative

A man later identified as Khalid Masood, drove into a number of pedestrians, killing two on Westminster Bridge.[1] He then fatally stabbed a police officer, PC Keith Palmer within the grounds of the Palace of Westminster, before being shot dead by other officers.[2]

Perpetrator

Full article: Khalid Masood

Khalid Masood, named as the perpetrator,[3] was reportedly already known to MI5 – "but had been dismissed as a 'peripheral figure'.”[4]

Evidence

CCTV footage, from a distant camera was posted on the internet on 22 March 2017, consistent with unexpected and reckless driving by a white van on Westminster Bridge.[5] Many witness testimonies have also been published on Youtube.

Response

Following the attack, Amber Rudd, the UK Home Secretary took what the New York Times described as "the latest move in a widening global push against encryption technology that blocks access to the private messages of criminal and innocent users alike."[6]

Timing

The attack coincided with a debate leading to a vote in Holyrood on whether Scotland should hold a second referendum on Scottish independence before Brexit is finalised. The debate was suspended as the attack unfolded, to be resumed on Tuesday 28 March, and the vote in the Scottish Parliament rescheduled for 14:20 hours.[7]

In a Veterans Today article, Kevin Barrett suggested that the Westminster attack, coming exactly one year after the Mass murder in Brussels, might have been an Operation Gladio/B operation. Barrett questioned why when wielding only a knife, the perpetrator was shot dead, observing that this would avoid the need of a trial:

"Was alleged London attacker Khalid Masood 'on the radar' of MI5 (like almost all false flag patsies) because he was an intelligence asset?"[8]


 

Witness

Witness
Craig Mackey

 

The Official Culprit

Name
Khalid Masood


References

  1. "London attack - latest updates". BBC News. Retrieved 22 March 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. Boyle, Danny; Evans, Martin. "Parliament shooting: Knifeman shot by police after charging through Westminster gates and stabbing officer". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 March 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. "London terror attack: Khalid Masood named by police as responsible for Westminster attack". The Guardian. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. "London terror attack condemned by Theresa May as British-born terrorist kills three in Westminster rampage"
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75FX4ZYillc
  6. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/technology/whatsapp-rudd-terrorists-uk-attack.html?_r=0
  7. "Scottish independence referendum debate to resume next Tuesday"
  8. "Another London false flag?"