London Bridge terrorist banned his daughter from watching TV in case it ‘made her gay’
One of the London Bridge terrorists banned his daughter from watching TV for fears it would make her gay.
Rachid Redouane is one of the men said to have killed seven and injured 48 more in the Saturday night attack.
The 30-year-old was gunned down by armed officers eight minutes after the van and knife attack was first reported.
The barbarous killer was so paranoid about his flesh and blood being gay that he took extreme measures.
According to a close friend of his estranged wife, the Islamist extremist refused to let his young daughter ever see a television.
Redouane had become paranoid mainstream media outlets would turn his daughter into a lesbian.
He also tried to prevent her eating pork or going to dance classes as he exerted brutal control on his estranged family.
A friend of his estranged wife, who was arrested but released without charge, told The Sun: “He was always really selfish and I gave up so much for him.
“I was never going to convert and become a Muslim. There’s no way I was going to do that.
“I just didn’t agree with what he wanted. He didn’t want Amina to eat pork or go to dance classes and I wasn’t having that.
“He didn’t want her watching things on TV either in case it made her ‘gay’.”
Another of the attackers, Khuram Butt, was known to police as an associate of banned anti-LGBT extremist group al-Muhajiroun.
The group’s leader is extremist preacher Anjem Choudary who has called for gay people to be stoned to death. Choudary is currently serving a prison sentence for supporting the so-called Islamic State.
Choudary preaches that those found guilty of “sodomy” should be stoned to death under Sharia law, which he said should be implemented worldwide.
Butt, of Barking, East London, featured last year in Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door.
In the same documentary footage,extremist preacher Abu Haleema called for homosexuals to be thrown from tall buildings.
Police confirmed that Butt had been known to security services, but there was no intelligence to suggest an attack.
He was also reviled by the local Muslim community.
According to the Guardian, Butt was excluded from the East London Mosque over concerns about his extremism, and he was also removed from a mosque in Barking.
He was reported to the anti-terror police on at least two occasions over fears of radicalisation.
All three terrorists were shot dead by police within eight minutes of the first report.
Police have appealed for anyone with information about the men that may assist them with the investigation.
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Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: “I would urge anyone with information about these men, their movements in the days and hours before the attack and the places they frequented to come forward.
“The police and our partners are doing everything we can across the country to help prevent further attacks and protect the public from harm.
“At any one time MI5 and police are conducting around 500 active investigations, involving 3,000 subjects of interest. Additionally, there are around 20,000 individuals who are former subjects of interest, whose risk remains subject to review by MI5 and its partners.
“The security and intelligence services and police have stopped 18 plots since 2013, including five since the Westminster attack two months ago.”
He added: “We would urge the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the police by calling us in confidence on 0800 789321 or in an emergency calling 999.”