Mak Chishty was challenged by a journalist over the United Kingdom’s prior knowledge of would-be terrorists after three deadly attacks in three months across the country.
Seven people were killed and 48 more injured after three terrorists launched a van and knife attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night.
According to The Times, one of the terrorists had twice been reported to the police over his extremist views after he tried to recruit children to join the grotesque terror network ISIS.
Mak Chishty was grilled over possible reports of the London Bridge terror attackers
Is that a fact that nobody had reported the three attackers?
It was also reported Salman Abedi, the terrorist who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande pop concert in Manchester, was known to MI5 before he blew himself up with a home-made nail bomb amid concert-goers.
Commander Chishty, who was delivering a statement on behalf of London’s Muslim faith leaders, called on Muslims to stand together and come forward to report would-be terrorists.
As he said there was no report of the three attackers intentions the Met Police chief was challenged by a reporter on possible investigations into the London Bridge terrorists.
The CNN journalist said: “You said in the statement it was not reported, but do we know that for a fact?
“Do the police know for a fact that it wasn’t reported? I work for CNN and we were told in Manchester by members of the Muslim community that in fact they had flagged up that people in the Muslim community were worried about the man that carried out the attack there.
"Is that a fact that nobody had reported the three attackers?”
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Commander Chishty replied: “What we are saying is, we are making a broader point, that the actual attack itself, at this moment in time, unless we get further information, does not appear to have been reported.
“The point we are making is unlike the single person, a lone-wolf attack. When you’ve got three people in collaboration, there must have been some discussion and some people, even at the closest point to them, must have known something.
“They have a duty, the Muslim community had that duty to report it.”