Clearly Mujahid Adebolajo is thrilled that he has carried out his jihad. “Suspect in British soldier murder appears in court,” by Peter Griffiths for Reuters, June 3 (thanks to Andrew Bostom):
(Reuters) – A man charged with murdering a British soldier on a busy London street appeared in court for the first time on Monday, clutching what appeared to be a Koran in his right hand.
Michael Adebolajo, 28, was formally charged with the murder of drummer Lee Rigby and remanded in custody until a hearing at the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court on June 28….
Adebolajo, in his first public appearance since the killing, gave a thumbs-up sign to his defense lawyer and blew kisses to a man in the public gallery, mouthing the words “I love you”. The man declined to comment after the hearing.
Adebolajo had his left arm in plaster and asked to remain seated during the five-minute hearing.
He didn’t ask to remain seated because his arm is injured. He asked to remain seated because, as a pious Muslim, he has no respect for British law.
Flanked by three security guards behind glass panels in the dock, Adebolajo interrupted the hearing repeatedly, asking why he had to stand up and questioning the charges after they were read to him.
“Forgive my speech. I would like to alleviate the pain if I may,” he said at the end of the short hearing. He then stretched out his arms, held a pose for a few seconds and kissed the book he was holding.
The Qur’an, of course.
He was led out of the dock, waving to the public gallery and smiling.