Lee Rigby murder: Killer Michael Adebolajo handed witness a note attempting to justify actions
Thursday 19 December 2013
Witness Amanda Donnelly Martin was passed a warped handwritten note by one of Fusilier Lee Rigby's murderers.
Ms Donnelly Martin was at the soldier's side, attempting to comfort him as he lay in the road when Michael Adebolajo handed her the note.
It appears to be an attempt at explaining or justifying the barbaric murder - urging the removal of "so-called politicians" and making bizarre references to "international armed robbery" and "bewitching tongues".
In full it read: "'To my beloved children, know that to fight Allah's enemies is an obligation. The proofs of which are so numerous that but a handful of any of them cuts out the bewitching tongues of the Munafiqeen (hypocrites).
"Do not spend your days in endless dispute with the cowardly and foolish, if it means it will delay you meeting Allah's enemies on the battle field.
"Sometimes the cowardly and foolish could be those dearest to you so be prepared to turn away from them.
"When you set out on this path do not look left or right.
"Seek Shaheed Ala oh my sons, so that you might be raised together and if it is Allah's decree that you're not to be in the hearts of green birds then be ready for to enter the university of Joosuf Sijn (sic) be patient there and be firm there and Inshallah you will meet your lord with him pleased with you.
"Verily Allah is with those who are patient. If I live beyond this day and you find me talking other than this then know that perhaps Allah has left me to stray.
"If you find yourself curious as to why carnage is reaching your own towns then know it's simply retaliation for your oppression in our towns.
"Many of your people are aristocrats that directly benefit from invasion of our lands without material loss.
"Whereas the average Joe Bloggs working class man loses his sons when they're killed by our brothers, when the heat of battle reaches your local street it's unlikely that any of your so-called politicians will be at risk or caught in crossfire so I suggest you remove them.
"Remove them and replace them with who will secure your safety by immediate withdrawal from the affairs of Muslims.
"Muslims will trade with you on fair terms but understand that the days of your international armed robbery is (sic) drawing to a close.
"To humble yourselves willingly is better for you. May Allah guide your nation to the truth."
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