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Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo brought up a devout Christian
The London Times ^ | May 23 2013 | Jenny Booth

Posted on 05/23/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie

Michael Adebolajo, who was arrested for hacking a soldier to death in Woolwich, was brought up a devout Christian but rebelled against his parents and turned to Islam, friends and neighbours say.

Mr Adebolajo was born in Lambeth in December 1984, and brought up with his siblings in Romford by staunchly church-going parents who both worked for the NHS. He attended Marshall Park School in Romford, and Havering Sixth Form College.

Yesterday the 28-year-old was captured on film with his hands red with blood and a soldier slumped dead on the road behind him, telling passers-by: “The only reason we have killed this man today is because Muslims are dying daily by British soldiers.

“And this British soldier is one. It is an eye for eye and a tooth for a tooth. By Allah, we swear by the almighty Allah, we will never stop fighting until you leave us alone.”

Kemi Ibrahim-Adeoti, 45, who lives near the Adebolajo family’s former home in Romford, said that Michael had been friendly with her son when they were both 17, and seemed a “typical teenager”.

There had been no sniff of radical Islam at that stage, she insisted. “No, (the family were) proper Christians, good Christians.

“He had two sisters and a brother. They were perfect.”

He later fell in with the wrong crowd in Hackney, east London despite his parents efforts to “straighten him out”, and there were several blazing rows.

Mrs Ibrahim-Adeoti said: “They thought that these guys in Hackney were leading him astray, I don’t know who they were.

“The last memory, the one I can’t get out of my head is when he had a go with his parents and he took a brick and just smashed it on the windscreen of his parents’ car. That was about six years ago before they moved.

“The parents just told me they were trying to straighten him up and he was just a typical teenager. Having said that to be honest with you I would not in a million years think Michael will be the [one involved in a] beheading.”

Mr Adebolajo converted to Islam in 2003, when he was 19. Today it emerged that in 2005 - the year of the London bombings - he started attended meetings of the radical organisation al-Muhajiroun, and one of its successor groups after it was banned in the wake of 7/7.

Both Anjem Choudary and Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, who founded and ran the group, remember seeing him regularly at al-Muhajiroun lectures, it was reported, until he suddenly stopped attending two years ago. He had adopted the name “Mujahid”, or fighter.

Mr Choudary said today that he remembered “Muhajid” as a quiet youth, and that he was surprised to hear that he was suspected of a terror attack.

Muslim friends who have seen Mr Adebolajo more recently also said they were stunned at the turn of events.

“He hid his actions from me, because he knew I would talk him out of it, he knew I believed we should voice Muslim concerns and pains publicly,” said Abu Nusaybah, who shared Mr Adebolajo’s frustrations at violence against Muslims overseas.

“Mujahid was a strong character, but I remember years back foreign policy would bring him to tears - then he just went quiet.”

Recently, wrote Abu Nusaybah in a tweet that has since been deleted, Mr Adebolajo had appeared to become intense about Islam, and had started memorising sections of the Koran.

Graham Wells, 30, a window cleaner who has known Mr Adebolajo since their schooldays and who lived in the flat below him in Romford until Michael moved out last year, said that he was a “lovely bloke who always had a smile on his face”.

He dressed casually in tracksuits and Nike trainers, not Islamic dress, and never talked about politics, said Mr Wells. He knew him as “Jay”.

“He was a lovely bloke and I can’t believe that he has done this,” said Mr Wells, who went to a different school from Mr Adebolajo but used to play football against him in the park.

“He like to smoke a bit of green [cannabis]. We played football, just a kick-about on the courts. He was a big lad, not the sort of guy you’d want to cross.

“He used to be a normal bloke. He always had a big smile on his face. He’d say, “alright Wellsy, alright boy, what’s happening?’ He was always kind to me.

“I just can’t believe he’s done that. He never talked about religion or politics. He didn’t drink. It shows you don’t really know what gets


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: adebolajo; christians; radicalislam; woolwich
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1 posted on 05/23/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie
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To: Uncle Miltie

Deceit of Dhimmis/Kafirs is a family value of Islam.


2 posted on 05/23/2013 11:52:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Uncle Miltie

So, the family were perfect Christians, this guy converted to Islam, then decided to hack someone to death. Pretty damning on Islam’s influence.


3 posted on 05/23/2013 11:52:56 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Uncle Miltie

It seems proportionately to their numbers coverts are the worst.


4 posted on 05/23/2013 11:54:19 AM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Saudi Arabia just helping out with the whole multicultural thing by building armorys mosques and staffing them with Whabbis.
5 posted on 05/23/2013 11:55:28 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Uncle Miltie

Eurabia is here!


6 posted on 05/23/2013 11:56:04 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Of course, the rhetoric will be Christian upbringing was so horrendous that it turned him into a psycho.

Not that Islam had anything to do with it.


7 posted on 05/23/2013 11:56:21 AM PDT by Bayard
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To: Uncle Miltie

Mosques are sewers that spew murder & treason.


8 posted on 05/23/2013 11:57:08 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Uncle Miltie

Why spend your time being kind to others in the name of Christianity, when you can behead people in the name of Allah?

I mean, this should be a no-brainer for our youth.


9 posted on 05/23/2013 11:58:36 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Uncle Miltie
The Guardian understands that both Adebolajo and the other suspect have featured in counter-terrorism investigations over the last eight years.

But it is understood that, while they were known to the police and security services, they were considered peripheral figures among the many extremists whose activities cross the radar of investigators.

It is understood he was radicalised around 10 years ago, changing his name to Mujaahid, which means "one who engages in jihad".

10 posted on 05/23/2013 11:58:39 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Uncle Miltie

This incident, along with the riots in Sweden, are proof that the muzzies are already openly at war in Eurabia. It’s time for a CRUSADE!


11 posted on 05/23/2013 11:59:23 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Pray THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA will be delivered from the evil unGODly forces)
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To: skeeter

Are people who frequent Mosques, Mosquitoes?


12 posted on 05/23/2013 12:00:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Yes, but the WUSSIES in Europe will surrender.


13 posted on 05/23/2013 12:01:05 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("The White House can't be trusted." - Ron Fournier, National Journal)
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To: DoughtyOne

Asking a specialist, eh?


14 posted on 05/23/2013 12:01:43 PM PDT by BlueDragon (licensed to kill...gophers.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Funny how when someone converts to Islam, and seeks out spiritual guidance from Imams, and becomes a devout Muslim - they often want to start killing people


15 posted on 05/23/2013 12:04:11 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: BlueDragon; skeeter

Exactly! He should know shouldn’t he.


16 posted on 05/23/2013 12:07:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“He hid his actions from me, because he knew I would talk him out of it, he knew I believed we should voice Muslim concerns and pains publicly,” said Abu Nusaybah, who shared Mr Adebolajo’s frustrations at violence against Muslims overseas.”

Ah yes, their “compaints” and “pains”.

THe real villany here is that the British Government, like the American government, and most other European governments have extended a welcome mat out to the praactitioners of this hideous cult Islam, allowed them to establish their mosques and madrassehs, pandered to their
bizarre and brutal customs, and permitted them to recruit new members through indocrination as in the case of this mutant, ot through marriage, as in the case of the westeern idiot who married Tsarnaev.

The only way to stop this is to get the Muslims out of the west, and stop letting any more in. Shut them up in the desert wastes that spawned them and let them rot there.


17 posted on 05/23/2013 12:07:36 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: Uncle Miltie

Those that left the faith, were never with us in the first place. I’d like to know what their standard for “being raised a Christian” is.


18 posted on 05/23/2013 12:14:04 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: DoughtyOne; skeeter

Sounds like he does, though not all mosque-holes have the same concentration of pathogen, I take it...


19 posted on 05/23/2013 12:25:55 PM PDT by BlueDragon (licensed to kill...gophers.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Kemi Ibrahim-Adeoti: “No, (the family were) proper Christians, good Christians...

...Michael Adebolajo, who was arrested for hacking a soldier to death in Woolwich, was brought up a devout Christian...Mr Adebolajo was born in Lambeth in December 1984, and brought up with his siblings in Romford by staunchly church-going parents...

It would appear that the sole source for his "raised devout Christian" status comes from this one neighbor.

20 posted on 05/23/2013 12:27:43 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: BlueDragon

I honestly don’t know. It would seem to me that if you’re hawking Islam, you’ve got to be doing it at the expense of some other religion. And although I’ve participated in that to an extent at the church I attended, the words ‘cut off his head’, ‘Great Satan’, and ‘blow those blasphemers off the map’ wasn’t being repeated over and over.

I will admit though, my religion really lost me when they didn’t offer me a whole pestle of virgins for approved behaviors.


21 posted on 05/23/2013 12:32:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Yes, but the WUSSIES in Europe will surrender.

The next war we fight in Europe will be to save them from their own Islamic extremists.

22 posted on 05/23/2013 12:33:51 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Alex Murphy

You don’t say.


23 posted on 05/23/2013 12:37:38 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Well, if this thug is at war with Great Britain, he’s been captured out of uniform. I believe the Geneva convention allows the Brits to summarily execute him.


24 posted on 05/23/2013 12:38:35 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: DoughtyOne; BlueDragon

A mosqeeter once bit my sister.


25 posted on 05/23/2013 12:38:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Uncle Miltie

Of course, you have to understand what the term “Christian” means to the British these days.


26 posted on 05/23/2013 12:41:36 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: skeeter

That was unfrotugnat.


27 posted on 05/23/2013 12:55:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: PGR88

Converts usually feel they have to prove their new ‘faith’ by being extreme. Look at the loon boy from Canada who went to Chechnya to kill his former co-religionists.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316363/Boston-bombing-Did-William-Plotnikov-Canadian-lead-Tamerlan-Tsarnaev-jihad-U-S.html

Life’s losers are attraced to islime because it allows them to act like animals.


28 posted on 05/23/2013 3:29:17 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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