Danika Fears and Natalie Musumeci
A report that identified the knife-wielding attacker who killed at least three people during a rampage in central London as Abu Izzadeen has been withdrawn.
The UK’s Channel 4 News and The Independent initially named Izaadeen as the suspect, but several sources told BBC News that the radical Muslim cleric is still in jail and not responsible for the attack.
In January 2016, Izzadeen and another Islamist militant were sentenced to two years in prison for breaching the Terrorism Act by leaving the UK without notifying the police, the BBC reported.
They were found on a train in Hungary that was headed for Bucharest, Romania, in Nov. 2015.
In 2008, he was convicted of inciting terrorist acts and funding terrorism after giving hate-filled speeches at the Regents Park mosque in London.
Danika Fears and Natalie Musumeci, NewYork Post, March 22, 2017 | 3:39pm