The Streatham jihadist shot dead by police on Sunday after stabbing two people expressed anger at Jews in a family WhatsApp group, Jewish News can reveal.
Sudesh Amman grabbed a knife from a shop and attacked bystanders yesterday. A third person was injured by flying glass during subsequent gunfire.
The 20-year-old convicted extremist was under police surveillance before launching his attack and was found to be wearing a fake suicide vest after he was shot.
He was jailed for possessing and distributing terrorist documents in December 2018 and had recently been freed from prison.
It has now emerged that Amman revealed his contempt for Jewish people in social media exchanges with family members. In one, he claimed Muslims were being put in conditions “worse than concentration camps”. In the same chain of messages, in an apparent reference to the Nazis’ treatment of Jews, he expressed the belief that Jews were “doing worse” to Muslims.
A spokesperson for the Community Security Trust said: “This latest terrorist attack shows, yet again, how such things can happen in any public place. People need to consider how they themselves would react if caught up in such a situation: how they would get away, hide, or even fight back if they had to.”