The Jihadi Daddy Who Butchered Lee Rigby 'Splains His Worldview/M.O.
He's a "revert," a soldier of Allah, and he lives and breathes (and kills for) Islam:
Under cross examination by prosecutor Richard Whittam QC, Mr Adebolajo
replied "yes" when he was asked if he had killed Fusilier Rigby, describing it
as a "military operation".
Fusilier Rigby's widow Rebecca left the courtroom in tears as Mr Adebolajo
claimed the soldier was still moving after being hit by the car.
He refused to answer questions about how long he had planned the attack, but
said he had not planned to run down Fusilier Rigby, saying "it just so happened
that Allah caused him to cross in front of my car."
He described attacking Fusilier Rigby with a meat cleaver in graphic detail,
and said the soldier was already dead by the time Mr Adebowale had joined him in
attacking the soldier.
Earlier the court heard Mr Adebolajo, from Romford, east London, give his
name as Mujaahid Abu Hamza and confirm he was married with six children,
including a seven-year-old boy and a baby who was four days old on the day of
He said he had been brought up as a Christian by his family and his parents
had taken him to church every Sunday.
"The memory that sticks in my mind... is probably every New Year's Eve in the
evening around 11 o'clock we would gather around in candlelight and read
passages from the Bible," he said.
He converted to Islam in his first year as a student at Greenwich
He told the court: "My religion is everything.
"When I came to Islam I realised that... real success is not just what you
can acquire, but really is if you make it to paradise, because then you can
relax," he added.
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