The Algerian suspected jihadist Farid Ikken, 40, was given the award in 2009 by the European Commission, the EU’s unelected executive branch, for a report about asylum seekers claiming healthcare in Sweden, Expressen reports.
The “EU Commission’s National Journalist Prize Against Discrimination” was awarded to him for an article dealing with “asylum seekers who are not entitled to medical care and who are therefore forced to seek medical care, as well as healthcare staff and others who still provide health care to asylum seekers,” the Commission wrote in a statement.
Most likely, those who bestowed the award were sure they were giving it to a "moderate" Muslim.
Also note that this London attacker is 40 years old. He's not some young impressionable. He's not someone who just walked in from Syria.
He looks more like part of a deeply entrenched 5th column.
He's not a lone wolf. Describing him as part of an emerging and escalating insurgency seems far more accurate.
Europe's days are numbered if present circumstances continue.