‘We Are Really Sorry’: Brother of Terrorist Usman Khan Denies ‘Turning Blind Eye’ to His Extremism

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On 29 November 2019, two people were stabbed to death and three were injured when a convicted terrorist ran amok in central London. Usman Khan was attending a prisoner rehabilitation workshop near London Bridge.

The brother of terrorist Usman Khan has apologised on behalf of his family for the attack which took place at the Fishmongers’ Hall in London.

Usman Khan, 28, began stabbing people inside the Fishmongers’ Hall at the north end of London Bridge during an event being organised by a Cambridge University prisoner rehabilitation charity called Learning Together.

Khan, who was convicted of a terrorism offence in 2012, fatally injured Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, but was then shot dead by police officers on nearby London Bridge.

He made the statement before he gave evidence at the inquest into the deaths of Jack and Saskia.

Khan’s brother said their grandfather and father moved to England from Pakistan in the 1960s and started working in Stoke-on-Trent in the English Midlands.

He said his father married his mother in Pakistan in the 1980s, and she then moved to England where they started a family.

The brother said he was not aware Usman had been expelled from school at the age of 14 because he himself had been busy “partying and going to gigs”.

Khan was born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent in the Midlands and was arrested in 2010 with eight others, all of whom sympathised with al-Qaeda*.

The nine were plotting to place a…

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