The two suspects videotaped butchering a soldier to death on a London street before spouting extremist slogans to bystanders were part of a early security services investigations for possible terror links, according to a government British official. [...]But they didn't think they were dangerous? This brings to mind the pathetically disastrous efforts to keep the jihad murderer from Toulouse under surveillance.
The Associated Press, quoting an unidentified British official, said both men had been part of an earlier security services probe.
Speaking of which, David Cameron channeled Nicholas Sarkozy:
Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday the brutal murder of a soldier by two suspected Islamists on a London street was an attack on Britain and a betrayal of Islam.He sounds just like Sarkozy did when he weakly condemned the terrorist act in Toulouse. Both seem to share a bit in common: either they haven't read the Koran, or they won't be honest and admit the content that one of the savages referenced in the video recordings. Cameron, like Sarkozy, has only done a disservice to the victims with his cowardice.
"This was not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life. It was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country," he said.
"There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act."
Update: The Week has weighed in on the issue, asking if this is part of a rise in lone-wolf terrorism, but unsurprisingly, they won't ask if Islam is what's influencing the savages. The Koran is what should be the concern, not just al Qaeda.