Alistair Bunkall of Sky News reports that "A report by Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee is expected to largely clear MI5 of serious failings but highlight some areas where the security service could have performed better.... The committee has examined what, if anything, MI5 knew about the two killers, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale. Their report is said to be "substantial" - the product of written and oral evidence, and hundreds of pages of primary-source material. It will confirm that both men were known to MI5, in particular 29-year-old Adebolajo."
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In his trial Adebolajo told the court at the Old Bailey that he is "a soldier of Allah" and "this is a war". Sitting in the court at the Old Bailey Adebolajo told the jury that he "is married with six children and is the son of Christian parents. He grew up in Romford, Essex, where the vast majority of his friends were white British. One friend, Kirk Redpath, joined the Army and was later killed in Iraq. Adebolajo said he held Tony Blair responsible for his death, reports Dominic Casciani, BBC home affairs correspondent. When asked by his barrister, David Gottlieb, what his defence is to Rigby's murder, Adebolajo replied: "I am a soldier, a soldier of Allah."
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Sky news report by Alistair Bunkall (23rd November 2014)