There is not much to add to the sum of insight on yet another horribel attack over the weekend. The police clearly knew this guy was a big risk and it looks indeed llike they were actually trying to stop him before he started his attack. Sadly, not quite soon enough but at least they sent on with best wishes to his next life.
One recent peice of information I have had though is in discussions with many people living or working in Saudi. There King Salman is starting a difficult process of change, loosening up the laws where possible to allow music to be played and women to drive; putting in place plans for mass toursim and even looking to legalise alcohol sales in the coutnry.
Clearly, none of this is very popular with the religous police and Wahhabist clerics. Yet being an authoritarian police state is quite handy in these circumstances as the most 'devout' of these have been sent to live abroad now so as not to interfere witth the reforms at home.
However, their favoured destinations are apparetnly London and Birmingham. So a repeat of the 'Londonistan' issues of the 1990's abounds. Lots of religous crazies living here in freedom having been expelled from countries where seen as to extreme.
I note of late we have more islamic inspired knife killings in London and ridiculous protests about sex education outside schools in Birmingham. I suspect a link here and I reall hope the Home Secretarty will leanr their lessons and stop granting visas and asylum to these rabble rousers.