He is only a “soldier” in the sense of being a soldier of Allah, like his jihadi counterpart Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood jihad mass murderer. “I am a man. I am a soldier. I am a British citizen. You cannot see my privates,” by Tom Wells in The Sun, June 5 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
WOOLWICH murder accused Michael Adebolajo repeatedly interrupted a court hearing yesterday “” and complained about having to show guards his “privates” during two strip searches.
The 28-year-old “” charged with killing soldier Lee Rigby “” also referred to the judge’s “funny stockings” and “funny wig” during his appearance on a video link from top-security Belmarsh Jail.
Handcuffed to two prison officers in riot gear, he spoke out early into the hearing.
He told Old Bailey judge Mr Justice Sweeney: “I have to interrupt you there as it’s possible to say a brief comment. At no point today have I resisted anything. I don’t want to lie “” Allah loves the truth.
“At some point today I did resist, not physically, just verbally. I resisted when they requested to see my testicles and penis. They asked me yet again, “˜Let me see your penis and nuts”.
“I said, “˜I”m sick of this, it’s only 10am and you want to see my privates twice”. I”m a man, a soldier, a British citizen. I”m not used to people looking at my privates.
“He (a prison officer) said, “˜To be honest I don’t want to see your privates again but someone made a law where we have to look at your nuts again”. I say whoever made that law, he’s a jobsworth.
“I admit, I cried like a baby. But I did end up showing my private parts. My problem is that when people say the word “˜Please” I find it difficult to resist.
“Just like when I”m in Tesco and pushing that trolley and I”m looking at the butter “” Flora or Utterly Butterly “” and I”m blocking the way. They say “˜Please can you move” and I move.”
He added: “Sorry for hijacking proceedings “” please continue.”
As the court decided whether he should remain handcuffed, Adebolajo “” wearing a crimson sweatshirt hitched up to his neck to avoid a plaster cast on his left arm “” butted in: “I have to interrupt.
“To be honest, these two guys (prison officers) know I don’t need to be in handcuffs.
“This whole trial is about more than that. It’s not about me, even though I play a major part in these proceedings. It’s not even about the so-called judge.
“It’s really and truthfully about the good, honest, decent, hard-working British members of society, whether they are Muslim or non-Muslim. They”re the ones who have suffered the most because of my actions.
“It’s not about you, Mr Judge, with the wig and great gown and funny stockings.”
After the judge ordered his shackles be removed, he gave a thumbs-up sign and told him: “May Allah bless you.
“That man wearing the white wig, he had courage.”
Adebolajo interjected again as the court heard arguments about possible reporting restrictions, later rejected by the judge.
Using the name Mujaahid Abu Hamza, Adebolajo said: “It’s possible throughout life sometimes people might slander you and say things about you which are false.
“But as human beings and regular citizens we are able to get over it. We have to live with this.
“I believe the British people are so decent from my experience growing up in this country that there would be only a fraction of society that wish to slander and lie against me.
“The rest would be not only willing but prefer to hear the truth, even if it comes back to bite me in my buttocks.”
When the judge warned him about interrupting, he stuck out his tongue out and said: “Stop trying to stifle the truth. Serve your citizens for once.
“Your training might have led you to believe you”re better than the average citizen just because you wear a funny wig. You”re not.”
He stopped his own lawyer to say: “I”m not familiar with all this legal jargon, bearing in mind I”m a soldier, not a lawyer.”…