Haleema Khan revealed she had visited Sudesh Amman at a bail hostel on Thursday after his release from prison following a conviction for spreading extremist material
The mum of Streatham terror attacker Sudesh Amman’s said she spoke to her “polite” son just hours before he brought chaos to the streets of south London.
Haleema Khan revealed she had visited her son at a bail hostel on Thursday after his release from prison following a conviction for spreading extremist material.
The mum said her terrorist son had asked her to make him a mutton biryani hours before launching his attack.
She also described how she discovered her son had been killed after turning on the TV and hearing news of the incident.
However, she said she suspected her son was responsible after hearing the location of the attack in south London.
Speaking the Sky News, she said Amman had become radicalised while in Belmarsh prison.
Ms Khan said: “He became more religious inside prison, that’s where I think he became radicalised.
“He was watching and listening to things online which brainwashed him.
“He was a polite, kind, lovely boy. He was always smiling. I’m so upset, he was only 20 years old.”
The mum also said Amman, the oldest of four brothers, had dreams of studying biomedicine before becoming radicalised.
Today, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
It is unclear how ISIS would have been in contact with Amman, who was released halfway through his three year and four month sentence six weeks ago.
He had been monitored by undercover police officers since then.
It is possible that ISIS are claiming a link to Sudesh because of the 20-year-old’s known affinity for the terror group.
During his trial at the Old Bailey it was revealed he was part of a family WhatsApp group in which his siblings were pictured posing in positions associated with ISIS.
The ISIS statement read: “The operation was carried out by one of the #Daesh fighters in response to our calls to target citizens of countries belonging to the (international) coalition”