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Italian Muslims disown London attacker, fear backlash

BAZZANO, ITALY: Italy’s Muslims fear a backlash from the London attacks could undermine their already fragile position in the country after one of the attackers was identified as half-Italian. Youssef Zaghba, 22, was one of three men shot dead by police after a militant van attack and stabbing spree in the British capital on Saturday. It has since emerged that the Moroccan-born militant had an Italian passport and his mother, a convert to Islam, lives near Bologna. “All that has nothing to do with Islam, it was the…

London mayor demands cancellation of Trump’s planned visit to UK

LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called upon the British government to cancel a state visit from President Trump after Trump criticized his response to this weekend’s terror attacks in London. “I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” Khan said in an interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News. “When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in…

‘Enough is enough,’ says PM May after London attackers kill seven

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May reacted on Sunday to an attack that killed seven people in London by saying things could not continue as they were and that the strategy for dealing with terrorism needed to be reviewed in four ways. Three assailants drove a van at pedestrians on London Bridge late on Saturday night before getting out of the van in the bustling Borough Market area and stabbing a number of people. All three attackers were shot dead by police within eight minutes of the first emergency call to…

Prime Minister strongly condemns London terror attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in London, causing the loss of precious lives and leaving many others injured. In a statement denouncing the terrorist attack on Sunday, the Prime Minister said we stand in solidarity with the people and government of United Kingdom in this sad moment. He expressed condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured. The Foreign Office spokesperson, in another statement, said that the people and…

One more London attack victim succumbs to injuries

LONDON: One more terror attack victim succumbed to injuries, raising the death toll to five while police conducted raids in different areas by arresting eight suspects including three women. The death toll from Wednesday's attack in the heart of Britain's democracy grew to five as police said one of the injured, a 75-year-man, had died in hospital after his life support was withdrawn. The attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on…