It has been revealed that the mother of 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, one of the two Islamic terrorists who hacked a British soldier to death in broad day light, actually tried desperately to turn him away from extremism but “could not get through”.
His mother, 43-year-old Juliet Obasuyi, is a Christian probation officer and a member of staff at the Nigerian High Commission. The boy's action is now causing her trouble...
His mother Juliet, a probation officer, went to her friend and neighbour, a 62-year-old security officer, for help about nine months ago after her son dropped out of university.
She told 62-year-old man: “Michael is not listening any more. His older sister is a good Christian with a degree but Michael is rebelling as he has no father figure, dropping out of university and handing out leaflets in Woolwich town centre.
“He is from a strong Christian family but he is turning to Islam and turning against the family. He is preaching in the streets. He needs spiritual guidance before he radicalizes himself.”
According to reports, Michael had been a “lovely boy” but became involved in some “serious trouble” as a teenager and then turned to Islam. He started mixing with some “bad people” and became increasingly extreme in his views.