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UK Hacking Suspect Blows Kiss in Court

Michael Adebolajo kisses a Koran, too, and asks to be called Mujahid Abu Hamza

(Newser) - Give him this: Michael Adebolajo knows how to make a scene. The man accused of hacking a British soldier to death in the streets of London appeared in court today, where he asked that he instead be called Mujahid Abu Hamza, repeatedly interrupted proceedings, and at one point blew a... More »

Brits Tried to Recruit Slaying Suspect, Says Friend

Man is arrested immediately after BBC interview

(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... More »

Police Nab 'Conspirators' in UK Terror Killing

Meanwhile, reports identify second alleged stabber

(Newser) - The plot to kill a soldier in the streets of London may have gone deeper than the two men who hacked Lee Rigby to death . Police yesterday arrested two more people, a man and a woman, both 29, as suspected conspirators in the attack, the Wall Street Journal reports. They... More »

One Reason Clip of London Attacker Is So Jarring

It's the woman with a shopping cart walking by, writes Anthony Lane

(Newser) - It almost looks like something out of a movie, but the video from London yesterday in which a man holding a cleaver with bloodied hands explains why he and an accomplice just butchered a man is unfortunately not. (You can see it in this story .) "There is a... More »

London Victim: Lee Rigby, 25

Army drummer had a 2-year-old son

(Newser) - The victim in yesterday's London attack has been identified as 25-year-old Lee Rigby, reports the BBC . Rigby was indeed in the British army, having served as both a machine gunner and a drummer in a unit called the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. He has a... More »

MI5 Investigated London Suspects Before Killing

Sources identify one of the attackers as a 28-year-old who was raised Christian

(Newser) - UK intelligence had previously investigated the men accused of hacking a soldier to death in the streets of London yesterday, and determined that they weren't a threat requiring "immediate intervention," Sky News reports. BBC sources, however, said that while the men were known to security services, reports... More »

Protesters, Cops Tangle as London Seethes Over Attack

Officials caution against anti-Islam response

(Newser) - Yesterday's brutal killing of a soldier in southeast London prompted a local backlash, with some 100 men hurling bottles at police as they railed against Muslims. The protesters, carrying English flags, were supporters of an organization known as the English Defense League, the Guardian reports. "Our next generation... More »

Female Bystander Confronts London Attackers

One tells her, 'We want to start a war in London tonight'

(Newser) - The two men accused of butchering a UK soldier in broad daylight today on a London street—one talks about it in video broadcast on British TV—remain hospitalized with gunshot wounds from police, reports AP . The Telegraph , meanwhile, speaks with a woman who jumped from a bus when she... More »

London Shocked by 'Terrorist' Machete Killing

Video shows men explaining that they killed man in retribution for Muslim deaths

(Newser) - A man was brutally killed with a machete-style weapon in London today, in what authorities suspect was a terrorist attack. Britain's home secretary called an emergency meeting to discuss the attack, which occurred in broad daylight, the Guardian reports. Witnesses reported seeing a man in a "Help for... More »

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