British Lawmaker Lord Digby Jones told the press today that he does not believe the religious beliefs of the deadly London attacker are pertinent to the discussion, as reported in The Washington Post.
The comments come in the backlash of a tweet by Donald Trump Jr. criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan for telling constituents that terrorist attacks are “part and parcel” living in London. Some British elites took offense at the tweet, saying that Trump Jr. was attacking British civic leaders in the midst of a terrorism aftermath.
“You’re safer in London than you’ve ever been,” Jones (in photo) told the American media. “If this turns out to be an act of Islamic terrorism, I think the fact that the man is a Muslim is utterly and completely irrelevant.”
Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the Westminster Bridge attacker, who killed 4 people and injured 40, was a known Muslim extremist.