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Neighbor says he knew London jihadi from mosque, mosque says they didn’t know him

The neighbor said: “I don’t know him personally but I believe he belongs to a mosque on Leyton High Road. I’ve seen his face many times. I saw him on the news at around 7pm last night and thought ‘this is the guy I know from the mosque.”However, “worshippers at the Al-Tawhid mosque in Leyton were surprised to learn of Masood’s alleged links with the mosque.”

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Modi’s Perilous Embrace of Hindu Extremists

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/opinion/mr-modis-perilous-embrace-of-....
By THE EDITORIAL BOARDMARCH 23, 2017.
Since he was elected in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has played a cagey game, appeasing his party’s hard-line Hindu base while promoting secular goals of development and economic growth. Despite worrying signs that he was willing to humor Hindu extremists, Mr. Modi refrained from overtly approving violence against the nation’s Muslim minority.

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The House of Commons has been suspended following reports of a terrorist attack outside British Parliament.

Parliament was under lockdown after a police officer was stabbed by an assailant, who was then shot by police. Officers said police were also called to an incident on Westminster Bridge nearby.David Lidington, leader of the House of Commons, told MPs: "The alleged assailant was shot by armed police. An air ambulance is currently attending the scene to remove the casualties.

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