Remember, when you read this story and this one about “Islamophobia” that efforts to combat this allegedly growing and yet persistently ill-defined phenomenon will inevitably remove obstacles that prevent people of like mind with Khairi Saadallah from emulating him. Counterterror efforts and honest analysis of the motivating ideology behind jihad violence have been dismissed as “Islamophobia” for years. Now, in these last days of the freedom of speech, expect such analysis to be criminalized.
“Khairi Saadallah: Terrorist who murdered three in ‘brutal’ Reading attack gets whole life sentence,” by Duncan Gardham, Sky News, January 11, 2021:
A terrorist who stabbed three people to death in a park in Reading – because he believed the pandemic heralded the end of the world – has been handed a rare whole life sentence.
Khairi Saadallah, a Libyan refugee, pleaded guilty to three counts of murder after killing James Furlong, David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett in Forbury Gardens on 20 June last year.
Saadallah “executed” each man with a single knife blow to the back of the head in the space of less than 30 seconds, the Old Bailey heard.
The 26-year-old also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Stephen Young, Patrick Edwards and Nishit Nisudan, who were injured in the attack.
Speaking on behalf of James Furlong’s family, Gary Furlong said “serious questions need to be answered” about how Saadallah was in a position to perform these attacks….
Several witnesses reported Saadallah yelling “Allahu Akbar” and a Muslim bystander heard him say in Arabic: “God accept my jihad.”
After his arrest, he told police: “Those men I killed were wrong ‘uns, they deserved it. I’m going to paradise for the jihad what I did to them.”…