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>> new details about the london bridge terror suspects. one of this is "nightline." >> tonight -- the jihadis next door. >> oh, my god. >> new details about the london bridge terror suspects. one of them with a newborn known to police. even featured in a documentary about isis supporters. why he wasn't under closer watch. and our stunning interview from inside the extremist group affiliated with the attackers. >> i think that will be the beginning of the end of the united states of america, of britain, of europe, and the entire world. plus, everyone loves rachel. the drama tonight as a swarm of suitors compete for the most eligible bachelorette on television. >> it's just not here right now. >> we're here with the host and the star revealing that this season love is in the air. >> i'm getting married.
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and -- ♪ stronger than i've been before ♪ love and resilience. ariana grande returning to manchester for a mega benefit concert, raising spirits and millions for those affected by her concert's terror attack. the moment that brought ariana to tears. but first, the "nightline" 5. number 1 in just 60 seconds.
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good evening. thanks for joining us. tonight, dramatic new stories of heroism emerging from surveillance videos of the london bridge terror attack. as we're learning disturbing details about the suspects, one of them a known isis supporter and mev an extremist group. tonight we meet members of that group who describe their quest to bring sharia law to the uk and the world. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: it was 18 minutes of terror on a saturday night. >> come on! >> reporter: pedestrians mowed down on a london bridge. >> leave the area! >> reporter: people fleeing the long knives of attackers. running for their lives. >> get away! >> reporter: as shots rang out. [ gunfire ] >> there's shooting. i'm trying to keep ourselves safe. >> reporter: that's right. it happened again. >> stay as calm as you can. >> reporter: terror striking the heart of the united kingdom for
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the third time since march. isis has claimed responsibility for the weekend attack that took seven lives and left dozens injured. today london police identifying two of the three suspects as 27-year-old khuram shazad butt, a british citizen born in pakistan, and 30-year-old rachid redouane, of libyan or moroccan descent. among those killed chrissy archibald and londoner james mcmullen, leaving grief-stricken families. >> while our pain will never diminish it is important for us to all carry on with our lives in direct opposition to those who would try to destroy us. >> reporter: that sentiment at the core of this nation's spirit and in their motto, "keep calm and carry on," a defiance echoed by london's mayor, sadiq sadiq q with a 234068 perspective. >> as a proud and patriotic british muslim i say this. you do not commit these
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disgusting acts in my name. ♪ >> reporter: saturday's attack happened just hours before a massive benefit for the victims of the manchester concert bombing. it all started just before 10:00 p.m. a white van heading south on london bridge suddenly swerved off the road, running down pedestrians, leaving them broken and bloodied on the pavement. the van drove on toward the crowded borough market. >> we're in lockdown because there's just been an attack. >> reporter: three men armed with long knives jumped out of the van and began stabbing and slashing innocent bystanders. >> take it with me. >> they were there to do one thing only, to kill people, stab them, stab them to death. >> reporter: tonight, newly released security camera footage revealing the traumatic moments up close. a restaurant manager hustles people inside. the attackers approach, trying to enter. a terrifying tug of war begins as the manager guards the doorway and forces the door shut
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just as one of the machete-wielding attackers tries to get inside. meanwhile, police were swarming the scenes. then, gunfire. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: the attackers gunned down by police within eight minutes of the first 911 call. [ gunfire ] mark kinshoe was out with his friends when he heard that barrage of gunfire, and took cover under a table. >> it was like 70 or 80 people probably squeezed into the back of the pub. >> reporter: the slain suspects wearing what appears to be fake suicide vests. prime minister theresa may taking a strong stance in the wake of the attack. >> we cannot go on as we are. enough is enough. >> reporter: last night president trump made his first televised remarks on saturday's events. >> this bloodshed must end. this bloodshed will end. >> reporter: today an enormous crowd gathering at the base of london bridge. >> that concludes the minute silence. >> reporter: but while the city
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mourns, some are asking serious questions about why saturday's attackers, at least one of whom was known to police, weren't under closer surveillance. >> we always ask ourselves, well, should we have known, could this have been prevented? >> reporter: just last year 27-year-old khuram butt had appeared in a british tv doc called "the jihadists next door." >> someone had an isis-looking flag on them. >> what's an isis flag? >> reporter: he's seen in intense confrontations with police officers. >> what are you touching him for? >> reporter: today british counterterrorism authorities saying butt was on their radar in 2015 but there was no evidence he was planning an attack. >> there have been 13 or 14 plots that have been foiled in the last 12 months. i mean, what this is telling us, we've probably got to be prepared for more. >> reporter: with more than 3,000 potential terrorists on british intelligence watch lists, experts say authorities simply cannot track every single individual. >> we don't want to live in a police state. we don't want to follow everyone
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around. that would be impossible in any case. so all the time the security services are having to balance risks versus liberty. >> reporter: in east london police today continued to search the attackers' homes to learn everything they can about the plot. neighbors tell us one of the attackers lived at this residence and he was well known in the community for having radical views. neighbors tell us khuram butt was married with a newborn baby. >> he met me once and he said pray and get close to god. >> reporter: other neighbors said they called police to report the threats butt was making against non-muslims. >> and he said in the name of allah we believe. i'm even ready if i have to even, to kill my own mother, if she comes against maallah. >> reporter: abc news has learned butt was once a member of al muhajiroun, a radical group led by notorious muslim hate preacher amjan chowed ari.
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>> nice to meet you. >> reporter: my colleague lama hasan met choudary and his followers in 2013. >> the last hour won't come until a group of muslims rise and conquer the white house. >> reporter: among them british convert abu rumaisa who fled to syria after being arrested for encouraging terrorism. some terrorism experts now think he is the masked man in this isis recruitment video. >> and we will continue to wage jihad. break borders. and one day invade your land. >> reporter: in 2013 the group became infamous for so-called sharia patrols. >> islam is here in london. >> reporter: these cell phone videos show young muslim men confronting non-muslims in the streets of london. >> remove yourself away from the mosque. >> reporter: commanding them to obey islamic laws. >> why are you bothering me? i'm not -- >> because you're walking in a islam area. just like a fag, mate. >> harassing people they thought to be gay. >> you're dirty, mate. >> is that what you do in your
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sharia patrols? >> we haven't gone on that particular patrol but i'm not going it condemn that. >> you're not? >> i'm not going to -- >> but it's none of your business. >> of course it's my business. as a muslim i'm living in this society and if i see something wrong happening i need to forbid it. >> reporter: the group agreed to allow our lama hasan to follow them on a patrol led by rumaisa. >> how far are you willing to go to get sharia law across the world? would you use violent means for example? >> you never know. in the future what lies ahead. >> but you're not answering my question. to what extent would you go to to get what you want? >> the jihadi is not a bad thing. it is a noble aim. when the sharia is established, i think that will be the beginning of the end of the united states of america, of britain, of europe, and the entire world which is currently being governed by manmade law. >> reporter: not only did they not condemn violence the group was actively searching the streets for young people willing to convert to islam. >> i believe. >> i believe. >> that nothing. >> that nothing. >> has the right.
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>> has the right. >> to be worshiped. >> to be worshiped. >> except allah. >> except allah. >> allahu akbar. >> feels good to do what i've just done really, being a part of something. muslim. >> muslim first. muslim second. muslim last. >> reporter: hasan's report insight into the inner working of a radical group. the muslims we spoke to in east london today were horrified by the attack including a community leader at a local mosque who asked we obscure his face for security reasons. >> the first thing i thought was i hope it's not a muslim. >> how does something like that, terrorists acting that way, affect your community here? >> to be honest, we feel our community is under siege because every time something like this happens we feel that we need to come out and say it's not us. we're appalled and traumatized by it as much as anybody else. >> is there a way for you guys to see that there might be this type of behavior brewing? >> that's really difficult for
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anybody to see. that's difficult for a community to see. it's difficult for law enforcement to see. because if it was that easy we'd all see it. >> this is our city. >> reporter: at a vigil in london earlier this evening messages of unity and love. >> we see these men with all these t-shirts saying "i am muslim, ask me anything." we need to do more of that. as a community we need to come out, be here, show people we're humans. >> we've got to recognize some people want to divide our community. some people thrive on fueling division. that's not me. that's not the london that i know. >> reporter: for "nightline" i'm eva pilgrim in london. >> our thanks to eva for that report. coming up next, bachelorette rachel lindsay gets real about being the show's first african-american star. you love them together, but you've never had 'em quite like this. at red lobster's lobster & shrimp summerfest, the lobster and shrimp you love are teaming up in so many new ways. like new coastal lobster and shrimp, with a lobster tail with butter and herbs, sweet, smoky bbq red shrimp,
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you know the new bachelorette rachel lindsay may have been devastated when she was sent home by bachelor nick viall. but now the roses are in the other hand. it's her turn to choose from a bevy of admirers. but are any of them marriage material? here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: rachel lindsay is the oldest bachelorette ever. >> i am. i'm old in this world. >> reporter: practicing lawyer. smart. together. >> i actually didn't say yes at all at first. i really wanted to think about it. for you to have multiple relationships with multiple men in such a public way. >> yeah, it's weird. >> yeah. it's not normal. i'll give you that. it is weird. >> i still don't understand why she did the show in the first place.
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i don't. i mean -- >> because she has everything in life except the love of her life. and that's where we come in. [ laughter ] damn you skeptic, nick watt. >> reporter: she was revealed as the bachelorette while she was still vying for nick viall's attention -- >> will you accept this rose? >> reporter: -- on the last cycle of "the bachelor." and "the bachelorette" started during the "after the final rose" of "the bachelor." >> fellas, come on out. >> reporter: and yes, rachel is the first african-american bachelor or bachelorette in this the 34th cycle of the shows. >> there's absolutely pressure. being the first. i mean, that was part of my hesitation in saying yes to being the bachelorette. >> it's not lost on me that she's the first african-american bachelor or bachelorette. she's the star of the show. i get that. and it's important. but at the end of the day i hope that everyone's just in love with rachel. >> i'm honored to represent myself as a black woman to america, who's just trying to find love like anyone else.
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and why not represent myself as a black woman in a positive way? even if it is on a reality tv show. >> reporter: earlier this evening big dramatic repercussions. >> karma's a bitch, isn't it, demario? >> reporter: part two of demario's actual and current girlfriend showing up, crashing the group date. >> all right, boys. give him some space. >> he's one of those guys that has two families. >> that's not my type of guy. >> reporter: demario -- >> it's just not here right now. >> reporter: booted. >> thank you. >> that was not on his application form. >> no. surprisingly, demario did not disclose the fact that he had a girlfriend, had been living with her and had been intimate with her right up until the time -- apparently it was like right when he was on the plane. >> reporter: this season is breaking the mold. tonight we had horseback riding on rodeo drive. mud wrestling. and -- >> it is about me! >> reporter: just a little bit of fighting. this guy -- >> whaaabooom! >> reporter: also booted. i don't know why they let him on the show. >> that's a good question. >> if you're not drinking a box of wine and throwing stuff at
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the tv you're not playing along correctly. >> reporter: she does find love. we know this already. >> rachel's engaged. >> i'm getting married. >> god, it's a weird show. >> i'm so going to make a believer out of you. my fiance makes me feel amazing. >> reporter: but who is he? here are the clues to the final two. >> typically, i have found that i run away from the guy who has it all together, that i always run towards the one that's a little bit more challenging. so here i am left with two guys faced with this exact same situation. but when it came down to it, i was really only in love with one of them. >> reporter: we tagged along the night of that basketball date while rachel was inside dealing with demario and his girlfriend. >> we never broke up. >> i don't mean to interrupt you guys. but if i can borrow demario for a second. >> reporter: i was outside interviewing contenders. >> that first night is absolutely crazy. you cannot prepare for that.
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>> you are just running on pure adrenaline. >> tesg.steron probably a lot of protein powder flowing. >> reporter: okay. so after tonight 18 dudes still left in the game. who are the real contenders? well, there's bryan. hot and heavy out of the gate. >> i didn't want to kiss anyone the first night. >> next thing you know she's having her face sucked off by bryan. >> it was a good kiss. >> reporter: dean, who made that weird comment. >> i'm ready to go black. and i'm never going to go back. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: okay. so who did she like first impression? from the first night. >> you know who i liked was peter. >> i'm actually from wisconsin. >> he was very nervous. and i appreciated that because i was nervous too. >> i know everybody likes chocolate. you don't like chocolate in. >> as a heterosexual man i found him the best-looking. >> okay. >> peter's very handsome. >> josiah? >> at one point i did notice her giving you the glad eye. >> she did. we made eye contact.
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and she was smiling because she saw when i hit that three. >> reporter: he is an attorney like rachel. >> i think he has a leg up on everybody. he feels he does anyway. >> you saw that when she looked at me when i made that three. >> you mentioned that already. >> i have to keep bringing that up. >> reporter: behind your back he's talking a big game. >> yeah. i would say he's definitely flirting on the line of being cocky, which i don't like cocky. but i do appreciate confidence. >> soon as you were announced there was this pressure. well, she better pick an african-american guy. >> oh, yeah. i'm getting pressure from everyone. you know, am i too black, am i not black enough. i have to be selfish and make this decision for me. but i'd be lying to you if i tell you i don't think about it. >> reporter: nick watt for "nightline" in los angeles. >> and of course you can see "the bachelorette" right here on abc. up next, ariana grande with a concert for healing in manchester. joined by a cavalcade of major music stars.
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and finally tonight, ariana grande making good on a poignant promise. here's abc's lama hasan. >> manchester, i love you with all my heart. >> reporter: 50,000 strong in manchester joyously defiant. in a tribute to the city seen by millions around the world. ariana grande taking the stage again, less than two weeks after the horrific bombing of her concert. >> the kind of love and unity you're displaying is the medicine that the world really needs right now. >> reporter: starting with a moment of silence for the victims. grande briefly speaking about meeting the mother of 15-year-old olivia campbell, who was killed in the attack. >> she said that crying because olivier wouldn't have wanted me to cry. and then she told me olivia would have wanted to hear the hits. >> reporter: and then came the hits from pharrell and miley cyrus performing "happy," love was clearly the theme of the
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night. ♪ what happiness is to you >> we're protected by all this love. and nothing can kind of come through our walls of union. >> reporter: katy perry wearing a tribute to the victims pictured on her dress. grande closing out the show fighting back tears with an emotional performance of "somewhere over the rainbow." ♪ over the rainbow for "nightline" i'm lama hasan in manchester. >> thanks for watching abc news. and as always, we're online at and our "nightline" facebook page. good night, america.
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