Brother of Lee Rigby murderer says "there'll be more attacks"

News Shopper: Michael Adebolajo pictured immediately after the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. Michael Adebolajo pictured immediately after the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

THE brother of one of Lee Rigby's murderers has told reporters the attack on the soldier was "inevitable" and the justification for his death was "obvious".

Speaking to Al Jazeera's Investigations Unit, Jeremiah Adebolajo, who like his now-convicted brother Michael is a Muslim convert, predicted another Woolwich-style attack due to foreign policy.

In a shockingly frank interview, Jeremiah, 26, who was banned from attending the Old Bailey for some of his brother's trial for security reasons, said: " I suggest that it won't be the last, simply because of the tactics of the British secret service and foreign policy. For every violent action is a violent reaction."

He went on: " Is it justified for a Muslim to attack a member of an army that is occupying Muslim lands?"

"This is something for the scholars and I think it's obvious to most people," he added. "The events to me were inevitable. There was eventually going to be another attack which mentioned foreign policy as its justification."

In the interview, Jeremiah argues that questions should be asked of the conduct of British armed forces.

He said: "I would say, was Lee Rigby a violent individual? Are other British soldiers who go to Afghanistan and Iraq and kill violent individuals?"

Jeremiah also claimed his brother's actions were a direct consequence of the West's "war on terror" and likened the killing of Fusilier Rigby to US drone strikes on Muslim countries.

He said: "The point he's trying to make is the fact that the geographical location of the battlefield, since this war on terror, has basically disappeared. When we have people driving on roads in Afghanistan and targeted by drones, we have to ask ourselves the question, are these people soldiers? Is this a battlefield?"

He told Al Jazeera his brother was not radicalised, despite associations with radical preachers and the now disbanded group al Muhajiroun.

He said: "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 claimed the British security services were aware of alleged mistreatment of his brother by Kenyan police while he was in custody in 2010 and added: " They were complicit in allowing him to be interrogated with the means of interrogation that the Kenyans chose. Questions are to be asked about why they allowed the Kenyans to torture a British citizen."

Jeremiah said he has been approached by an MI5 officer assigned to his brother, adding 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.

An HM Courts and Tribunals Service spokeswoman confirmed Jeremiah was banned from the Old Bailey "for security reasons" but this was later lifted.

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5:41pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Simon bald says...

Hope you catch bad aids
Hope you catch bad aids Simon bald

8:38am Fri 20 Dec 13

sarfflondonbird says...

Another dangerous minded nob head that needs eradication from the streets.....pronto
Another dangerous minded nob head that needs eradication from the streets.....pronto sarfflondonbird

9:01am Fri 20 Dec 13

The Fozziest of Bears says...

Soldiers have been welcome in Woolwich and Charlton for hundreds of years, and this will continue for hundreds more years.

Our proud heritage is of bringing civilization and order to the world, through our military personnel.

Muslims are still stoning women and chopping peoples hands off, yet insist of coming to our "cess-pit" country to tell us how bad we are.

Fix it Cameron - or you're out !
Soldiers have been welcome in Woolwich and Charlton for hundreds of years, and this will continue for hundreds more years. Our proud heritage is of bringing civilization and order to the world, through our military personnel. Muslims are still stoning women and chopping peoples hands off, yet insist of coming to our "cess-pit" country to tell us how bad we are. Fix it Cameron - or you're out ! The Fozziest of Bears

9:49am Fri 20 Dec 13

molsey says...

The Fozziest of Bears wrote:
Soldiers have been welcome in Woolwich and Charlton for hundreds of years, and this will continue for hundreds more years.

Our proud heritage is of bringing civilization and order to the world, through our military personnel.

Muslims are still stoning women and chopping peoples hands off, yet insist of coming to our "cess-pit" country to tell us how bad we are.

Fix it Cameron - or you're out !
Keep looking over your shoulder Bruv.
[quote][p][bold]The Fozziest of Bears[/bold] wrote: Soldiers have been welcome in Woolwich and Charlton for hundreds of years, and this will continue for hundreds more years. Our proud heritage is of bringing civilization and order to the world, through our military personnel. Muslims are still stoning women and chopping peoples hands off, yet insist of coming to our "cess-pit" country to tell us how bad we are. Fix it Cameron - or you're out ![/p][/quote]Keep looking over your shoulder Bruv. molsey

9:51am Fri 20 Dec 13

molsey says...

Keep looking over your shoulder Bruv.
Keep looking over your shoulder Bruv. molsey

10:38am Fri 20 Dec 13

The Original Ranter says...

Why does the press continue to give 'the oxygen of publicity' to these moronic, dangerous losers - some of whom are clearly mentally ill to some degree. Radio 4 had that benefit fiddling, 'former lawyer' Ram Jam Choudary on to comment - WHY?
Why does the press continue to give 'the oxygen of publicity' to these moronic, dangerous losers - some of whom are clearly mentally ill to some degree. Radio 4 had that benefit fiddling, 'former lawyer' Ram Jam Choudary on to comment - WHY? The Original Ranter

11:34am Fri 20 Dec 13

molsey says...

The Original Ranter wrote:
Why does the press continue to give 'the oxygen of publicity' to these moronic, dangerous losers - some of whom are clearly mentally ill to some degree. Radio 4 had that benefit fiddling, 'former lawyer' Ram Jam Choudary on to comment - WHY?
That's another one who needs seriously sorting.
[quote][p][bold]The Original Ranter[/bold] wrote: Why does the press continue to give 'the oxygen of publicity' to these moronic, dangerous losers - some of whom are clearly mentally ill to some degree. Radio 4 had that benefit fiddling, 'former lawyer' Ram Jam Choudary on to comment - WHY?[/p][/quote]That's another one who needs seriously sorting. molsey

12:08pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Confiscate Choudarys flip flops, that will teach him to mess wiv us.
Confiscate Choudarys flip flops, that will teach him to mess wiv us. Gypo.Joe

12:49pm Fri 20 Dec 13

kentlad says...

Round them all up put them on a deserted island and NUKE the lot of them!!!
Round them all up put them on a deserted island and NUKE the lot of them!!! kentlad

11:35am Sat 21 Dec 13

rescoffering says...

...nick raynsford the local labour m.p. voted for a war in iraq ? surely he should admit this has not helped the situation ?
...nick raynsford the local labour m.p. voted for a war in iraq ? surely he should admit this has not helped the situation ? rescoffering

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