SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): SAID TO BE LONDON BRIDGE ATTACKER USMAN KAHN IN 2008, SAYING: "I ain't no terrorist." That's Usman Khan in his own words from a 2008 BBC interview - more than a decade before Friday's attack on London Bridge which killed two people, and four years before his 2012 conviction for his role in an al-Qaeda inspired plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange.
He was released early from prison a year ago.
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): SAID TO BE LONDON BRIDGE ATTACKER USMAN KAHN IN 2008, SAYING: "I been born and bred in England, in Stoke-on-Trent in Cobridge, and the older community knows me.
And if you ask them, they will know that these labels that they're putting on us like 'terrorist' - they all know - I ain't, I ain't no terrorist." The 28-year-old was killed by police Friday wearing a fake suicide vest after bystanders wrestled him to the ground.
Word of his early prison release has set off a firestorm in the U.K. over parole, especially when it comes to those convicted of serious crimes.
The convicted murderer who helped foil the terror attack on London Bridge lastNovember armed only with a Narwhal tusk will see his sentence cut following anintervention by the Queen. Steven Gallant, 42, was on day release at the eventfor reformed prisoners in Fishmonger’s Hall when he helped end Usman Khan’srampage, which left two Cambridge graduates dead. Jack Merrit, 25, and 23-year-old Saskia Jones – both part of the Learning Together scheme to helpprisoners access education – were killed, while several others were wounded.
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