Soldier killers' extremist links

Questions remain over the extremist links of Lee Rigby's killers. Michael Adebolajo is thought to have flown to Kenya to train and fight with al-Qaeda in Somalia. The man who mentored Michael Adebowale says he believes he was radicalised when in jail

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Brother: 'Not true' that Michael Adebolajo was radicalised

Jeremiah Adolajo has insisted that his brother - the convicted Woolwich murderer Michael Adebolajo - was not radicalised despite associations with radical preachers and the now disbanded group al Muhajiroun.

It's a very tidy narrative to assume that we have this young Christian boy who was radicalised by these bogeymen-like figures - Anjem Choudary, Omar Bakri Muhammad - and while he went on this conveyor belt, as it were, of radicalisation and then the events of Woolwich happened. It's just not true.

– Jeremiah adebolajo

Jeremiah also said that the security services were "putting a lot of pressure" on Adebolajo and were "really disrupting his life" right up to "a few months before" the Woolwich attack.

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