Brits Tried to Recruit Slaying Suspect, Says Friend
Man is arrested immediately after BBC interview
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2013 9:25 AM CDT
Military boots are laid in tribute outside the Woolwich miliatry barracks, near where the slaying took place.    (AP Photo/Bogdan Maran, File)

(Newser) – Britain's spy agency was not only aware of one of the suspects in this week's savage London murder, it tried to recruit him just six months ago, a friend tells the BBC. In an interview, Abu Nusaybah said the MI5 questioned Michael Adebolajo about a trip he made to Kenya and then offered him a job of some sort. Adebolajo turned it down, he told his friend. The BBC was unable to confirm the story, but Nusaybah is apparently someone in the know—he got picked for questioning immediately after the interview ended, reports AP.

In the interview, Nusaybah said Adebolajo came back from Kenya changed for the worse after being detained and brutalized by Kenya security forces. He wasn't "aggressive or anything like that," but he became "less talkative," says Nusaybah, who maintains that his friend went to Kenya only to study. "He wasn't his bubbly self." The Guardian, meanwhile, reports that there's been a sharp increase in attacks against Muslims across Britain—from a handful to 150—since Wednesday's murder.

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Vincebus
May 26, 2013 3:21 AM CDT
Wouldn't be showin' my face 'round Soho or the West End if I were a Muslim.... Thank God I'm not!
julianpenrod
May 25, 2013 10:25 PM CDT
P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } NPR and Slate refused to print or removed comments I made demonstrating that this event was a fraud. I do not know how Newser will react. There were dozens of people just standing around! No one even tried to drive into the “killers” to stop them. In fact, a women with a shopping cart even walked nonchalantly past the man making the speech to the phone camera. The part where she walks by without problem is deliberately cut by the person using the camera, to keep the fact that this is all a lie secret! The “victim” is claimed to have been decapitated, but there is no sign his head is not attached to his body. At one point, the “victim” is parallel to the curb, in another, he is perpendicular. The “killers” are supposed to have crashed their car into the soldier, pinning him against a wall. So why did they drag him out into the street where they could get run over? This happened just outside Woolwich Barracks! Why didn't other soldiers come out and handle the situation? But, then, this is described as a war, and soldiers dying in war is considered part of their job. Why is there just outrage then? Servants of the lie know they cannot depend on the lie for material to counter criticism. As a result, they resort to New World Order non argument methods, such as non validated dismissiveness, arrogance, contempt, viciousness, dogpiling, working to get the last word, lies, mockery, vulgarity. Those who can sometimes resort to simply refusing to let others see the arguments they cannot disprove!
orlandojonny
May 25, 2013 5:25 PM CDT
The USA is 10 years behind the mistakes that were made in the UK, sadly Obama is bent on repeating them