In a televised interview in 2008, Pakistani-Muslim, Usman Khan, told the BBC, “I ain’t no terrorist.” That was four years before his conviction for plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange and 11 years before his stabbing rampage on the London Bridge where he killed two people.
The SUN Footage dating back in 2008 shows the killer, believed to be around 17 at the time, being interviewed outside his house after anti-terror police raided his home.
He told the BBC: “I’ve been born and bred in England, in Stoke-On-Trent, in Cobridge, and all the community knows me and they will know, if you ask them, they will know like these labels what they’re putting on us, like terrorist, this, that, they will know I ain’t no terrorist.”
The clip resurfaced as ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack and said the perpetrator was one of its fighters. Khan was released early from an eight-year sentence in December last year.
He was jailed in 2012 after police uncovered a plot by his nine-strong terror cell to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp.
A former classmate revealed they had seen the terrorist preaching with ISIS flags on the streets months after leaving school, where he was described as a loner who was bullied for his facial hair.
It also emerged today that Khan was taught by Islam4UK’s leader Anjem Choudary. Six of the nine plotters jailed with him were personally taught by the notorious hate preacher.