NOTE: All claims regarding the suspect’s identity are based on media reports and have not been confirmed by authorities.
Abu Izzadeen, also known as Trevor Brooks, was reported to be the terrorist behind the attack in London Wednesday, according to local media. Many of these news outlets have retracted their claim.
Izzadeen was a spokesman for Al Ghurabaa, an organisation banned by the British government under the terrorism act for the glorication of terrorism.
He was convicted on charges of terrorist fundraising and inciting terrorism overseas in 2007.
Brooks converted to Islam the day before he turned 18, on 17 April 1993.
Abu Izadeen stated that his aim was to bring about Sharia law in the UK and that this should be achieved without following the democratic process but rather “in accordance to the Islamic methodology”.
- Police arrested Abu Izadeen on chargest of inciting terroism on 2nd August 2007.
- He was arrested again in a police raid on 24 April 2007 under the terrorism act in connection with inciting others to commit acts of terrorism overseas and terrorist fundraising.
- On 17 April 2008 Izzadeen was among six men convicted at of supporting terrorism.
Abu Izzadeen has been spotted numerous times taking part in a demonstration alongside hate preacher Anjem Choudary.