Streatham terrorist’s dad ‘told him not to be naughty’ just hours before knife rampage – The Sun
THE dad of Streatham terrorist Sudesh Amman "told him not to be naughty" just hours before the knife rampage, it was revealed today.
Sudesh Amman, 20, was shot dead on Sunday after he unleashed the horrific attack – stabbing two people in a bloody rampage.
And the attack sparked an outcry as it was revealed he had just been released from prison automatically for a string of terror offences.
Speaking to Sky today, Amman's dad Faraz Khan revealed he had only learnt about the horror his son unleashed after a cousin messaged him.
Khan, who had left the UK three months ago, said: "I spoke to Sudesh one day before he passed away. I didn't know he had become radicalised.
"He was a very calm and very good boy. He got angry nothing else. A good boy.
"Nothing bad to say about him. I told him not be naughty, be a good boy."
It comes as one of the terror attack victims was today revealed as popular nursery school teacher Monika Luftner.
The 51-year-old screamed "he stabbed me" as she was attacked by Amman with a 10-inch knife he had stolen from a nearby shop.
And the family of the knifeman has condemned the rampage – revealing fears he had been radicalised in prison.
Haleema Khan, who said her son dreamed of working in biomedical science, had rejected his fanatical beliefs after he was caged for a string of terror offences in December 2018.
Haleema told Sky News she spoke to her son just hours before the attack and he appeared to be "normal".
But fighting back tears, 41-year-old Haleema said she had a "feeling" her son was responsible when she heard about the atrocity because it was in South London where he was staying at a bail hostel.
Haleem said: "I spoke to him on the phone on Sunday. He said: 'Mum I want some biryani…. your mutton biryani.
"He became more religious inside prison, that's where I think he became radicalised.
"He was watching and listening to things online which brainwashed him.
"He was a polite, kind, lovely boy. He was always smiling.
"I'm so upset, he was only 20 years old."
The mum had called her son after the attack but said he didn't pick up as it began to dawn on her he may have been involved.
She added: "I saw it on the TV, that's when I knew it was him.
"His name was there. That was the first time I heard."
Haleem also said her son was radicalised after watching Islamic material online, with his extremist views growing while in Belmarsh Prison.
She is now understood to be working to get her son's body from police so she can bury him after he was shot dead by armed cops.
WHY WAS HE FREE?
Questions are now mounting over why Amman had been freed from prison just days ago – despite fears he still held radical views.
The "knife obsessed" jihadi had been caged for three years and four months in December 2018 after committing terror offences but was automatically released from jail.
Now think-tank The Henry Jackson Society has revealed how they identified Amman as an extremist close to automatic early release in December, Mail Online reports.
The attacker was included on a grisly list of released terrorists in the aftermath of the London Bridge attack where Usman Khan slaughtered Cambridge University graduates Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones.
The ISIS-supporting jihadi, who was only a teenager when arrested, was jailed for possessing and distributing terrorist documents.
Amman shared an Al-Qaeda magazine in his family WhatsApp group and told his siblings "the Islamic State is here to stay", the Old Bailey heard.
He also possessed bomb-making manuals and fantasised about carrying out acid attacks, his trial was told.
He was being monitored by counter-terror cops when he strapped a fake bomb vest to his chest and randomly hacked at two people in Streatham at around 2pm yesterday.
Amman was put under the most stringent licensing terms – explaining how police were on the scene so quickly after the attack.
Dramatic footage captured in the moments after the attack, undercover officers swoop on the terrorist as he lies gunned down on the pavement.
Another cop can then be seen leaping of a motorbike as the hero officers surround the crazed jihadi.
The Met Police later said that three people were injured in the attack but one has since been discharged from hospital.
Raids are now being carried out in Streatham at his bail hostel and Hertfordshire.
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