Mujaahid Abu Hamza (formerly, and still in the media ever eager to whitewash jihad atrocities, known as Michael Adebolajo) is appealing for mercy, but what mercy did he show to Lee Rigby? Why should British authorities show mercy to him? Unless, of course, not to do so would be “Islamophobic,” and Britain’s many Islamic supremacist pressure groups start to complain about the “disproportionate” punishment given to Mujaahid Abu Hamza. In that event, the British authorities should be consistent with their relentless abject dhimmitude, and release this soldier of Allah from prison altogether.
LONDON – An al-Qaida-inspired extremist convicted of murdering a British soldier in a frenzied street attack has appealed against his sentence of life in prison without parole.
The Judicial Office said Tuesday that Michael Adebolajo had applied for permission to appeal. He has already launched a separate appeal against his conviction.
A judge will decide whether Adebolajo’s legal challenges can proceed.
Adebolajo was sentenced in February alongside another man for the murder of Lee Rigby, who was hacked to death in a street near his London barracks in May.
Adebolajo admitted the killing but pleaded not guilty, arguing he was a “soldier of Allah” engaged in a war.
Passing sentence, judge Nigel Sweeney told Adebolajo he had “no real prospect of rehabilitation.”