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Preacher Who Inspired London Terror Attack Peddling Jihad From Behind Bars

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The Guardian

Preacher Who Inspired Streatham Terror Attack Peddling Jihad From Behind Bars

Abdullah al-Faisal, currently in a Jamaican prison awaiting extradition to the US, is spreading his messages of hate via website.

Hundreds of sermons preached by the Islamist cleric who inspired the men who carried out the terrorist attacks in Streatham and on London Bridge in November are available on a website that allows his followers to communicate in private chatrooms, the Observer has established.

Abdullah al-Faisal, who was born into an evangelical Christian family in Jamaica and spent many years in Britain, has become one of the most successful propagandists for al-Qaida and Islamic State.

Sudesh Amman, 20, who was shot dead by police last week after coming out of prison for terrorism offences, had copies of Faisal’s speeches, the Times reported.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/09/preacher-abdullah-faisal-streatham-london-bridge-peddling-jihad-behind-bars