A former prisoner convicted of terrorism offences out on automatic release wearing an electronic monitor killed two and wounded three yesterday in a knife attack on London Bridge before being restrained by members of the public and then shot dead by police since he appeared to be wearing a suicide vest. He had been attending a conference on prisoner rehabilitation.
Usman Khan, 10 March 1991 (police notice) was a Sun Pisces in an excitable square to Mars in Gemini, trine Pluto and sextile a highly-strung and can-be-fanatical Uranus Neptune in Capricorn. He had two strained Yods – Pluto sextile Neptune inconjunct Mars and Mars sextile Venus inconjunct Pluto – so he would have problems handling anger and power issues. He also had a see-saw Jupiter opposition Saturn. Pisces is a sign often found with Islamic terrorists.
The attack began at 13:58 GMT putting Venus in Capricorn and Jupiter in final degree Sagittarius straddling a Capricorn Midheaven with Saturn Pluto in Capricorn conjunct the Moon in the 10th – designed for maximum visibility. The explosive Mars in Scorpio was still in orb opposing Uranus.
Jupiter is headlined being on the midheaven – which is often the case with disasters or atrocities and several Jupiter midpoints were keyed up, most notably the Sun sitting on the Jupiter/Pluto. No doubt pointing to the confidence needed on the part of the perpetrator to execute the act.
On his own chart he had tr Uranus conjunct the Sun/Mars midpoint which would bring a fit of impulsive over-excitability, as would the high-tension tr Uranus square his Saturn; and his Solar Arc Mars was in a publicity-attracting and also panicky opposition to his Neptune.
Khan appears to have been a “student” of convicted hate preacher, Anjem Choudary and an integral member of his inner circle. Supporters of Choudary’s proscribed terror group, al-Muhajiroun, carried out atrocities including the London Bridge attack, 7/7 London bombings, and the murder of Lee Rigby, while others have fought for Isis, al-Qaeda and the Taliban abroad. Choudary was released on licence in October after serving five-and-a-half years in prison for encouraging Muslims to join ISIS.
Another of the group who were imprisoned along with Khan in 2012 for plotting to form an al-Qaeda-inspired network to carry out attacks on the London Stock Exchange, the American Embassy and the home of Boris Johnson, then Mayor of London, has reoffended since his release in 2017. He was found guilty of plotting an attack on police and military targets.
Choudary, born 18 January 1967, is a Sun Mercury in Capricorn in an expansive and over-confident opposition to Jupiter square Mars in Libra (opposition an Aries Moon). His Capricorn Sun is conjunct Khan’s North Node – suggesting he took on a paternal role in Khan’s life; with Choudary’s revolutionary Uranus Pluto in Virgo opposes Khan’s Pisces Sun. Their relationship chart has an explosive composite Sun opposition Mars square Uranus, tied into a megalomaniac Pluto and Neptune.
Choudary looks seriously aggravated and trapped at the moment with tr Pluto square his Mars. His Sun, Jupiter, Mars T Square has moved by Solar Arc to clash with his other major configuration of Uranus Pluto opposition Saturn over the next several years. This usually denotes a significant life crisis. He will have some upbeat moments (regrettably) in 2020/21 but they will be short lived. Tr Neptune will be undermining his power, influence and rebellious credentials as well as it wends in hard aspect to his Pluto, Uranus, Saturn.
I can’t imagine France being as lenient towards axe-wielding madmen. Lifetime incarceration doesn’t sit comfortably with liberal inclinations and is very expensive but letting the malign roam the streets is not the answer either.