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London Bridge terrorist banned daughter from watching TV in case it made her gay

London Bridge terrorist banned daughter from watching TV in case it made her gay

These are two men who attacked London Bridge

A terrorist who helped to kill seven people in London Bridge banned his daughter from watching TV in case it made her gay.

Rachid Redouane, 30, was one of the men taken out by armed officers on Saturday night.

Driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, as well as knifing several people in Borough Market, the killers were shot down eight minutes after it was first reported.

A close friend of his estranged wife said the Islamist extremist refused to let his young daughter ever see a television.

‘I was never going to convert and become a Muslim. There’s no way I was going to do that,’ he told the Sun.

‘I just didn’t agree with what he wanted. He didn’t want Amina to eat pork or go to dance classes and I wasn’t having that.

‘He didn’t want her watching things on TV either in case it made her “gay”.’

Another attacker, Khuram Butt, was known to police as an associate of ‘death to gays’ extremist preachers.

He was a friend of Anjem Choudary who called for gay people to be stoned to death.

Butt had also been featured last year in Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door.

The third attacker was named as Moroccan-Italian man Youssef Zaghba.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the terrorists.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: ‘I would urge anyone with information about these men, their movements in the days and hours before the attack and the places they frequented to come forward.

‘The police and our partners are doing everything we can across the country to help prevent further attacks and protect the public from harm.

‘At any one time MI5 and police are conducting around 500 active investigations, involving 3,000 subjects of interest. Additionally, there are around 20,000 individuals who are former subjects of interest, whose risk remains subject to review by MI5 and its partners.

‘The security and intelligence services and police have stopped 18 plots since 2013, including five since the Westminster attack two months ago.’

He added: ‘We would urge the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the police by calling us in confidence on 0800 789321 or in an emergency calling 999.’