Jordan Horner, who changed his name to Jamal Uddin after he converted to Islam, also vandalized a car, causing £3,000 of damage. Horner, 19, believed Osama bin Laden was a hero who had gone to heaven and that all British soldiers should burn in hell.
UK Mirror (h/t Maria J) He converted after being approached leaving a pub and was later seen putting up posters across East London “banning” alcohol.
Speaking of his previous life and friends he said: “I don’t talk to any of them now. “I have deleted their numbers from my phone and want nothing to do with them.
“As Muslims you can’t integrate with non-believers because their way of life is completely opposite – I would rather give up my friends and family than give up on Allah. “Why would I miss people who choose to live in such an evil way with no respect? I just feel sadness for them.”
“A year ago I was doing what teenagers do – living a bad lifestyle, drinking, smoking, seeing girls. I was getting into trouble with the police. “Then one evening, I met a brother who said there was another path I could take in life. “When I spoke to him he had all the answers to the problems in my life and all my concerns.”
He was jailed for criminal damage and assault over the attack in Walthamstow, East London, after a hearing at Newham Magistrates Court.