London Bridge jihad killer Youssef Zaghba coached small children despite being flagged as a terrorist by Italian authorities


Add this to the mountain of epic failures of the policy of denial of the jihad threat.

–The jihadis were known to the authorities. They did nothing.

–The jihadis were reported to police by friends and neighbors. Authorities did nothing.

–Youssef Zaghba was apparently able to enter Britain and get a job in a London restaurant and coach children.

–One if the jihadis told police, “I am going to be a terrorist.” They did nothing.

–The UK was warned by authorities in Italy about one of the jihadis. They did nothing.

The West is offering their children, their girls (a million rape victims of Muslim trafficking gangs) up as sacrifices to the invading enemy.

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The kiddies’ coach who became a killer: London Bridge attacker Youssef Zaghba trained small children at gymnastics club just months before the massacre

  • Youssef Zaghba was employed as a coach at Catleaps Gymnastics in Dagenham
  • Parents fear ‘what he said to our kids or if he tried to pass on his poisonous views’
  • Extremist who murdered eight people was pictured posing with children at club

By Amie Gordon and Richard Spillett for MailOnline, 8 June 2017:

One of the London Bridge killers was employed as a coach at a children’s gymnastics club.

Youssef Zaghba was given a job at Catleaps Gymnastics in Dagenham, east London, without any background checks.

The 22-year-old is listed on the club’s website as a ‘development coach’.

Zaghba was one of three Islamist murderers who killed eight people and injured a further 48 in the atrocity on Saturday night.

Concerned parents have now raised fears Zaghba may have attempted to radicalise their children at the club.

The latest revelation comes after it was revealed Zaghba was waved through at Stansted Airport in January despite Italian police flagging him as a potential terrorist on a Europe-wide warning system designed to alert passport control.

In March 2016 the Italian-Moroccan had been arrested as he tried to travel to Syria from Italy on a one-way ticket and told the police: ‘I’m going to be a terrorist.’

His own mother even asked police in his native Italy to keep him in custody.

Zaghba chats with young children at the gym. Concerned parents have now raised fears Zaghba may have attempted to radicalise their children at the club

The 22-year-old – who murdered eight people during a crazed rampage through the streets of London last Saturday – is listed on the club’s website as a ‘development coach’

A concerned source from the gymnastics club told The Sun: ‘It’s chilling to think he was planning this terrorist atrocity while spending time with our children.

‘We’re worried now what he said to our kids or if he tried to pass on any of his poisonous views. There’s a feeling we could have done more.’

A spokesman for Catleaps Gymnastics Club said: ‘Firstly, we want to express our deepest sympathies to all those affected by the recent atrocities.

‘I can confirm Youssef Zaghba was a member and held an introductory coaching accreditation, this means he would have been supervised at all times.

A background check (DBS) for a helper at this level is not required. He volunteered for 6 weeks, for 2 hours per week which stopped in February. At no time was he left on his own with gymnasts.

‘As a police investigation is underway, we are unable to comment further.’

Officials in Italy say they tipped off British authorities about Zaghba but he was apparently able to enter Britain and get a job in a London restaurant.

An Italian intelligence source said that Zaghba had since been acquitted of terrorism charges but was on a ‘persons at risk’ list – similar to a UK ‘watch list’, according to Corriere Della Sera.

Italy’s counter-terrorism base in Rome immediately contacted MI5, according to a source, but UK authorities have not found any dossiers regarding Zaghba or seen his name on any ‘watch lists’.

Terrorists: Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba massacred eight people

Zaghba, 22, was one of three Islamist murderers who killed eight and injured 48 in the atrocity on Saturday night

Reports in Italy suggest the 22-year-old had since got a ‘seasonal job’ in a London restaurant and continued to speak to his mother back home.

Scotland Yard described Zaghba as ‘of east London’, suggesting he has been in the capital for some time.

Reports in Italy say he was born in Morocco at a time when his parents lived in north Africa. It is understood his mother had converted to Islam at the time.

Zaghba’s mother Valeria Khadija Collina – an Italian Muslim convert who moved back – has told of her shame at her son’s actions

She told how she feared for her son after he was arrested at Bologna airport last year as he attempted to travel to Syria.

Ms Collina told the BBC: ‘He would say to me ‘Come on Mum let’s go live in Syria. Over there, they have a pure Islam’.’ 

She has been speaking to reporters at her home in a village in central Italy, where she returned after splitting from Zaghba’s father, with whom she had lived in Fez, Morocco. She said she was ‘ashamed’ to grieve over her son.

She said: ‘I can understand from my own personal tragedy. But I don’t even have the courage to compare my pain to theirs (victims’ families). It’s as if I were ashamed to say ‘I’m also a mother, I’m also suffering’.’

Zaghba's mother Valeria had returned to this house in the countryside near Bologna after her marriage to his father, Mohammed, fell apart. He visited her on several occasions before moving to London, according to Italian media

His aunt, 85-year-old Franca Lambertini, who lives in a house adjacent to Valeria, told that she saw her nephew as 'a very good boy' -until now

His aunt, 85-year-old Franca Lambertini, who lives in a house adjacent to Valeria, told that she saw her nephew as ‘a very good boy’ -until now

Condeming her son’s actions, she added: ‘It’s a horrible thing. It shouldn’t have happened and it should never happen again. And I’m going to do everything I can to prevent this. We need more education for young people.’

Zaghba, who was born in Fez, called his Italian mother in Bologna to say goodbye two days before ramming a van into innocent civilians in the capital.


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