JHELUM/LONDON: Khurram Shehzad Butt, one of many London attackers, solely travelled to Pakistan twice in 23 years of his life, his maternal household revealed.
“He solely traveled twice throughout final 23 years, initially he was not a spiritual minded man, he was a traditional Muslim however after his marriage in 2013 he turned spiritual,” stated Nasir Dar whereas solely speaking to Geo Information/The Information right here on Tuesday.
27-yr-previous Butt a British citizen who was born in Pakistan. Police sources have confirmed that he had no reference to any radical group in Pakistan. Khurram Butt had been radicalised watching YouTube movies of extremists and was recognized to safety businesses.
Speaking to Geo Information/The Information Khurram Shehzad Butt’s uncle stated his nephew had turn out to be spiritual after marrying his pal’s sister. Nasir Dar stated that Khurram’s good friend was spiritual and “had a beard”, whereas the pal’s mom was British. His good friend used to hail from Gujrat a neighbouring district of Jhelum.
Dar stated that native safety businesses have contacted him for the primary time because the London assaults they usually requested some questions which he answered. “Lack of harmless lives within the London assaults is extraordinarily saddening,” he stated.
Butt had an MBA in enterprise administration and lived individually from his mother and father. He married out of his personal will in 2013, his uncle stated. “I additionally attended his wedding ceremony.” The London assaults suspect was employed at KFC and London Transport Division, Dar stated.
Police had on Monday named two of the three males behind a terror assault in London as Khurram Butt and Rachid Redouane, saying Butt was recognized to safety providers however there had been no proof of “assault planning”. A 3rd suspect has additionally been recognized as Italian-Moroccan.
The Met stated: “Khurram Shehzad Butt was recognized to the police and MI5. Nevertheless, there was no intelligence to recommend that this assault was being deliberate and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly. The opposite named man, Rachid Redouane, was not recognized. Work is underway to know extra about them, their connections and whether or not they have been assisted or supported by anybody else. We can’t say extra about them at this stage. “
The three attackers employed the white Renault van used to ram pedestrians on London Bridge, based on police.
An Arsenal fan
Butt was recognized to his buddies as “Abz”, and neighbours described him as a doting father-of-two and an Arsenal fan. They stated he was pleasant and well mannered, saying that he was recognized for attending barbeques, enjoying with native youngsters and giving out sweets within the close by park. A neighbour informed Geo Information that he didn’t combine a lot with the area people and was seen typically together with his youngsters and spouse.
In 2016, the 27-yr-previous son of Pakistani immigrants appeared in a documentary on Channel four about British extremists, by which he was seen praying in Regent’s Park in central London with a gaggle of recognized extremists.
A former pal stated he had contacted the authorities after turning into involved about Butt’s extremist views. Butt had been radicalised watching extremist movies on-line, he stated, including:
“We spoke a few specific assault that occurred and like most radicals, he had a justification for something and every thing, and that day I realised I wanted to contact the authorities.”
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