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.

Read the full interview on the Al Jazeera website


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