Wednesday 22 March 2017

[UPDATED] Westminster terrorist unofficially named as convicted hate preacher Abu Izzadeen

Channel 4 News have backtracked on this story after it emerged that Izzadeen is, in fact, still in prison!

The terrorist behind today's attacks in London has been unofficially named as Abu Izzadeen, a convicted hate preacher from Hackney.

Izzadeen was jailed for 4 and a half years in 2008 for raising funds for a banned terrorist organisation. He was given a 2 year prison sentence last year (which would have been reduced to 12 months for "good behaviour") for breaching travel restrictions after being arrested on a train heading from Turkey to Romania. If the terrorist was Izzadeen it is likely that the attack was planned during his time in prison.