Adebolajo beheaded British soldier Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich on Wednesday in broad daylight.
After committing the crime, Adebolajo made chilling rants on camera to passerbys watching in horror. He said, “Muslims are dying daily by British soldiers … Tell them to bring our troops back so you can all live in peace”.
On Friday, radical preacher Choudary actually came out to praise Adebolajo’s views.
Choudary said he was shocked with the incident, but said, “I think not many Muslims can disagree with”.
“I last met Adebolajo two years ago. What he said explains what he did. Not many Muslims will disagree with what he said about British foreign policy. One man killed on the street does not equate to millions killed by British and American forces in Muslin countries everyday,” Choudary added.
Choudary admitted that he had encountered Adebolajo at a number of Islamist demonstrations.
Adebolajo’s neighbours however described him as “always courteous” and “a nice normal guy” who loved football and was a passionate Manchester United fan.
A neighbour in the Greenwich apartment said, “All of us neighbours are very shocked. His mother is a lovely woman and we feel so sorry for her. The other guy was often around here too. He was very quiet and when I said ‘Hello’ he hardly acknowledged me … His mother is such a hard worker — this is terrible.”
Adebolajo was devoutly Christian but moved to Lincolnshire because his family feared he was taking too much interest in Islam and may become radicalized since the age of 16.
Meanwhile, another radical cleric banned in UK spoke out in support of Adebolajo.
Omar Bakri Mohammed spoke from Beirut and shockingly said “Under Islam this can be justified, he was not targeting civilians, he was taking on a military man in an operation. To people around here (in the Middle East) he is a hero.”
According to the cleric, who now lives in exile in Lebanon, he owned a stall in London which Adebolajo would visit. The pair would talk about the “meaning of life” and Adebolajo began attending open talks and meetings.
In an interview with British media, Bakri said, “God destined for him to carry out the attack and God destined for the British soldier to die for the cause he believed in. Muslims in Lebanon are proud of it.”