London Bridge killer was 'energised' by Anjem Choudary and had appeared on 'Jihadis Next Door'


A friend of the terrorist, Hamza Raza, told investigators Butt first came into contact with Choudary at around that time. “He met Choudary when he had gone round to Butt’s home once during the Ramadan period,” Jonathan Hough QC, counsel to the inquiry, said.

Butt was said to have “brought shame on the family” when The Jihadis Next Door was broadcast the following year, in January 2016.

However, despite appearing on the documentary, he was still able to get a job on the London Underground several months later.

Background checks had not thrown up any links to the programme, the inquest was told.


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