Defendant: Lee Rigby 'like the non-Muslim version of myself'

The jury in the Lee Rigby murder trial has been shown video of a police interview with one of the defendants, Michael Adebolajo, in which he claims he saw the soldier "like the non Muslim version of myself". Both of the accused deny murder.

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Extremist material 'found at home of suspect's father'

Jurors in the Lee Rigby murder trial have been told extremist material, which the prosecution claims belongs to defendant Michael Adebolajo, was found when they searched his father's house.

This included one book called Extreme Islam, in which the passages "Allah does not like any drop more than the drop of blood shed in his way" and "Martyrdom means transfusion of blood into society" had been highlighted.

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Al Qaeda's Inspire magasine found in Michael Adebolajo's books and documents.

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Police found laptop in defendants' car & material in garage at Adebolajos father's house about Jihad & martyrdom incl by Anwar al-Awlaki.

The memory card in his BlackBerry phone also contained documents and lectures on the same topics, the court heard.

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Suspect: It was 'almost as if Allah had chosen' Rigby

The jury in the Lee Rigby murder trial has been shown footage of a police interview with Michael Adebolajo in which he said it was "almost as if Allah had chosen" Fusilier Rigby.

Adebolajo can be heard describing what he considered to be the most humane way of killing the soldier, adding, "He may be my enemy but he is a man".

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Suspect: Rigby 'like the non-Muslim version of myself'

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Adebolajo says in police interview he doesn't hate the family of Lee Rigby. Thy are sitting in court watching this

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Adebolajo showing emotion in police interview says when lee Rigby crossed in front of him it was like he wasn't in control of himself

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Adebolajo says he sees Lee Rigby like the non Muslim version of myself.. A man willing to give his life & fight for his country.

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Jury sees image of car allegedly used during killing

The jury in the Lee Rigby murder trial was shown an image of a Vauxhall Tigra prosecutors claim was driven by defendant Michael Adebolajo during the soldier's killing.

The jury was shown a photo of the Vauxhall Tigra allegedly used during Fusilier Lee Rigby's killing.
The jury was shown a photo of the Vauxhall Tigra allegedly used during Fusilier Lee Rigby's killing. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Defendants Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale both deny murdering Fusilier Rigby.

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Jury in Lee Rigby murder trial shown images of knives

The jury in the Lee Rigby murder trial were shown images of knives found at the scene.
The jury in the Lee Rigby murder trial were shown images of knives found at the scene. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The jury in the Lee Rigby murder trial were today shown images of knives that were found at the scene.

The jury in the Lee Rigby murder trial were shown images of knives found at the scene.
The jury in the Lee Rigby murder trial were shown images of knives found at the scene. Credit: Metropolitan Police

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