Who was Streatham stabbing attacker Sudesh Amman? – The Sun

STREATHAM terrorist Sudesh Amman had two goals in his short life – to "die as a martyr" and "go to paradise".

Recently released from prison, the bearded ISIS fanatic, 20, had previously advised his girlfriend to kill her "infidel" parents – yet he was described as an "average guy" by a neighbour.

Who was Sudesh Amman?

Monster Sudesh Amman branded Yazidi women as slaves and said the Koran made it permissible to rape them.

The Harrow man told his brother that "the Islamic State is here to stay" while posting a picture of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a US raid in Syria last October.

In another message he urged his girlfriend to decapitate her non-believing "kuffar" parents, and sent her vile beheading videos.

Amman was 17 and living at home with his mother and younger siblings when he first began committing terrorism offences, according to authorities.

He had been studying science and maths at North West London College when he shared ISIS recruitment material on a family WhatsApp group, which could be accessed by his younger brothers.

Cops nabbed him in 2018 after being tipped off by a Dutch blogger that he declared he was "armed and ready".

Amman had posted the threat along with an image of a knife and two firearms on an ISIS flag via the Telegram messaging app, says the BBC.

During his court case, it was said that Amman was plotting a terror attack in Queensbury.

Prosecutor Kelly Brocklehurst told the court: "He has a fascination with knives… he also at one point discusses carrying out an acid attack on a moped".

He was jailed 14 months ago for possession of terrorist documents and disseminating terrorist publications.

Terror manuals he had cherished included one called: "Bloody Brazilian Knife Fighting Techniques", and another titled "How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom".

The 20-year-old terrorist was shot dead by cops on Sunday after he went on a bloody rampage with a stolen 10-inch (25 cm) knife on a busy London street.

After strapping a fake bomb to his body, Amman attacked shoppers at about 2pm on Streatham High Road, stabbing a man and a woman.

A third person suffered minor injuries caused by shattered glass when cops opened fire.

Amman was under MI5 surveillance at the time of the attack by police, who shot him dead.

Following his death, neighbours in Harrow spoke of their shock.

Mechanical engineering apprentice Jignesh Khomani, 20, said he was "saddened" by the attack, and described Amman as "a pretty average guy".

He told the PA news agency: "I just did not expect anything like this would happen.

"He did not seem like a character who would do something like that."

One Harrow teen who did not want to give her name said Amman used to talk about being a terrorist, but she and others assumed he was joking.

Why was he released from prison?

In November 2018, Sudesh Amman pleaded guilty to possessing terrorist documents and disseminating terrorist publications.

The following month, he was sentenced to more than three years in prison.

However, the fanatic was released from Belmarsh jail in January – after serving just 14 months – as he had reached the automatic release point.

Amman was released on licence, under the supervision of the Probation Service despite a warning that he posed a continued risk.

In the weeks prior to Sunday's attack, he had been living at a bail hostel in Leigham Court Road, Streatham – where the manager told ITV: "He didn't speak much."

Mark Rowley, formerly Britain's most senior counter-terrorism police officer who was in post when Amman was arrested, said dozens of other people convicted of terrorism offences were due to be released soon.

And Ian Acheson, who carried out a review of the management of ISIS extremists in jail, said the prison service was failing to cope with terrorist offenders.

"We may need to accept there are certain people who are so dangerous they must be kept in prison indefinitely," he told BBC radio.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to set out tougher rules on releasing people convicted of terrorism crimes.

Who is his girlfriend?

Knifeman Sudesh Amman shared his vile extremist views with his family, and his girlfriend – whom he tried to encourage to behead her own parents.

She wasn't named in reports on his 2018 court case, prior to him being sent to jail for three years and four months for possessing Islamic State recruitment material and guides on how to harm people with various blades.

At that time, Kelly Brocklehurst, prosecuting, explained: "The defendant had discussed with his family, friends and girlfriend his strong and often extreme views on jihad, the kuffar (non-believer), and his desire to carry out a terrorist attack.

"He [told] his girlfriend in online chat how he has declared a pledge to ISIS and wishes to purge society and carry out acid attacks.

"Elsewhere, he is seen telling her he prefers the idea of a knife attack over use of bombs."

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