|Ahmad Musa Jibril|
By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)
The terrorist behind the London Bridge attack last weekend in London was radicalized by a controversial Dearborn Imam, Ahmad Musa Jibril, who is known for ties to ISIS and Al Qaeda.
A friend of the killer tried to warn British authorities, but they did nothing.
According to the Detroit News:
"A Dearborn cleric popular among Islamic State extremists helped radicalize one of the terror suspects in the London attacks that killed seven people Saturday, according to reports.
According to the Telegraph, a former friend of one of the three dead suspects claimed one of the attackers had been radicalized while watching Dearborn cleric Ahmad Musa Jibril’s YouTube videos and said he contacted authorities after becoming concerned over his friend’s extremist views.
The friend, who was not identified at the request of police, told the BBC’s Asian Network: “We spoke about a particular attack that happened and like most radicals he had a justification for anything and everything and that day I realized I needed to contact the authorities.”
He added: “He used to listen to a lot of Musa Jibril. I have heard some of this stuff and it’s very radical. I am surprised this stuff is still on YouTube and is easily accessible. I phoned the anti-terror hotline. I spoke to the gentleman. I told him about our conversation and why I think he was radicalized.”
The suspected attacker was not arrested and was allowed to keep his passport."The Dearborn Imam is radical Islamic extremist popular among terrorists. He has influenced multiple people to fight on behalf of ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other organizations.
Jibril spent 8 years in federal prison for numerous charges, but was released in 2014.
Since then, he has used the internet to preach hateful, radical messages out of his Dearborn home and mosque.
His videos are posted by supporters, as he has had his social media access restricted by the US government.
According to Newsweek:
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
>>>Email him at WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com