All he did was murder a British soldier in cold blood on a London street. Why should that warrant a life sentence? Clearly he is a victim of “Islamophobia”! He no doubt has sympathy for the son of the man he murdered! He would pose no danger to the public and would lead a very productive life if he were released! Yes, I am sure that last claim is true: if Mujaahid Abu Hamza, formerly known as Michael Adebolajo, were released, he would be quite productive, producing the disembodied heads of as many Infidels as he could get to.
“Outrage as brother of one of Lee Rigby’s killers condemns judge for handing down full-life sentence after ‘trial by public,'” by Martin Robinson for the Daily Mail, March 26 (thanks to Inexion):
The brother of one of Lee Rigby’s murderers said today that the decision to give his sibling a whole life prison sentence was Islamophobic.
Jeremiah Adebolajo believes Michael Adebolajo should not be forced to die behind bars and claims the judge in his Old Bailey trial caved in to ‘pressure’ after ‘gave the public what they wanted’.
Last month Adebolajo, 29, was given a whole-life term, while Michael Adebowale, 22, was jailed for life with a minimum of 45 years.
Adebolajo was given the longest possible sentence because the judge believed he had no hope of rehabilitation, but his brother said today if released he would ‘pose no danger to the public’ and ‘lead a very productive life were he to be released’.
The British-born extremists mowed down Fusilier Rigby in a car before hacking him to death in the street in front of horrified onlookers near Woolwich Barracks in south-east London in May last year.
They both claimed that they were ‘soldiers of Allah’ and were motivated by the plight of Muslims abroad to carry out the killing, and have shown no remorse.
Today Jeremiah Adebolajo, who like his brother is a Muslim convert, told the BBC Radio 5 Live today that his sibling was unfairly treated.
He pointed to the sentencing of Pavlo Lapshyn, who was jailed for 40 years for killing a man and planning to bomb three mosques to start a ‘race war’ in Britain.
‘It seems strange to me that a man can be sentence to (whole) life for the death of one man and another can be sentenced to 40 years for the death of one and the attempted murder of many others,’ he told Victoria Derbyshire.
‘I wonder what the difference is here, aside from the guilty plea, aside from that I see that someone has died in both cases.
‘It seems strange that Justice Sweeney can suggest there is no prospect of rehabilitation for my brother but there is for the Ukrainian man who openly stated he wanted to start a race war
‘Yes (it is Islamophobic). Not only that I think it was trial by the public. There was a lot of public outrage, as could be understood. The death of a soldier in any country would provoke that, but I would suggest that Justice Sweeney was giving in to that pressure’.
During their sentencing last month violence broke out in the Old Bailey dock and the killers began hurling abuse at the judge and fighting with prison guards.
In extraordinary scenes, the two Muslim extremists yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘You (Britain) and America will never be safe’ during their sentencing at the court in Central London.
Justice Sweeney was forced to jail them while they banged on the ceilings of their cells below the courtroom.
The judge said the pair’s behaviour was ‘sickening and pitiless’, and that Adebolajo had no hope of rehabilitation.
‘Your sickening and pitiless conduct was in stark contrast to the compassion and bravery shown by the various women at the scene who tended to Lee Rigby’s body and challenged what you had done and said.’
Jeremiah Adebolajo also said his brother should not have been tried for murder.
‘Lee Rigby was performing a public service. It would have been more fitting, I think, that my brother, a British citizen, be charged with treason for killing a soldier. It is the first time that a man has killed another man and been sentenced to a whole life tariff,’ he said.
When asked if he should one day be released he said: ‘I believe my brother would lead a very productive life were he to be released. Were he to be rehabilitated I think he would lead a productive life – I think it’s important not to forget that he has young children himself.’
Victoria Derbyshire also asked him if he had sympathy for Lee Rigby’s family, but would only be drawn on his son Jack.
‘I have a tremendous amount of sympathy towards the son of Lee Rigby who will grow up without a father, and I think my brother does too’.
Yes, Mujaahid Abu Hamza has so much sympathy for young Jack that he murdered his father in cold blood.
Adebolajo is already appealing his conviction on technical legal grounds, using public funds to pay his legal fees.
His QC told the court that sentencing his client to life without parole would make him a ‘martyr’, while Adebowale’s legal team said a whole-life term would be ‘inhuman’ for a man that age.
During their trial, Rigby’s bereft family were forced to watch footage and hear gruesome accounts of the soldier being run down at 40mph and hacked to death in the street.
The jury, who were all offered counselling, took just 90 minutes to find the killers guilty of the fusilier’s murder, but not guilty of the attempted murder of police.
Jeremiah Adebolajo concentrated on the case of Ukrainian white supremacist Pavlo Lapshyn, 25, who murdered a Muslim pensioner and bombed three mosques as he waged a one-man race war in Britain….
Ah, the familiar tu quoque.