Friday, May 24, 2013

London jihadist offered job by MI5 6 months before murder of soldier

Madness.  Adebolajo was on the radar as a possible jihadist and still he is courted as as spy.  The line between informant and murderer must have been quite blurry for the leaders at MI5 for them to want Adebolajo as one of their operatives.  Imagine if he had accepted the job, and then committed the beheading anyway.  The blood of Lee Rigby would have been on their hands, but instead they just have egg on their face.

Again, madness.

From the BBC May 24

Woolwich attack: MI5 'offered job to suspect'

Abu Nusaybah told BBC Newsnight his friend - one of two men arrested after Drummer Lee Rigby's murder in south-east London on Wednesday - had rejected the approach from the security service.

The BBC could not obtain any confirmation from Whitehall sources.

Abu Nusaybah was arrested at the BBC after giving the interview.

The Met Police said a 31-year-old man had been arrested at 21:30 BST on Friday in relation to suspected terrorism offences and search warrants were being executed at two homes in east London.

The arrest was not directly related to the murder of Drummer Rigby, it said.'Bugging me'

In his Newsnight interview, Abu Nusaybah said he thought "a change" had taken place in his friend after his detention by security forces on a trip to Kenya last year.

Abu Nusaybah said Mr Adebolajo suggested he had been physically and sexually abused during an interrogation in a prison cell in the African country.

After this, he became withdrawn "and less talkative - he wasn't his bubbly self", Abu Nusaybah added.

He said Mr Adebolajo also told him that, upon his return, he was "followed up by MI5" who were "knocking on his door".

He was "basically being harassed", Abu Nusaybah said.

He added: "His wording was, 'They are bugging me - they won't leave me alone.'

"But after him saying that he didn't know these individuals, what he said was they asked him if he would be interested in working for them."He mentioned initially they wanted to ask him if he knew certain individuals.

"He was explicit in that he refused to work for them....

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