The suspect in the Westminster terror attack last week was a “violent Christian” even before he became a “violent Muslim,” according to British politician and lawyer Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.
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On Sunday, Warsi appeared as a guest on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC1 to talk about Khalid Masood, the man who killed five and injured 50 during a terror rampage in London before being gunned down by police. The former Tory cabinet member, who grew up a practicing Muslim in Dewsbury, slammed the government’s fight against terrorism and said focusing only on Islam is the wrong strategy, the Examiner relays.
“One of the questions I’ve asked for a couple of years is what actually makes a violent Jihadi? What makes a terrorist?” Warsi told Marr. “My argument has consistently been that the government has been obsessively focused on just one – which we refer to as Islamist ideology.”
In response to Marr’s question on how the government should track down terrorists, Warsi said it is very difficult to pinpoint the people who are potential threats, based on the latest Westminster attack. She said Masood was born a Christian and became a criminal even before he embraced Islam.