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UK: Baby-Faced Killer Who Left Bomb on Tube Train “Was Interested in Islam…and Had Recently Begun Reading the Koran”

Monday, October 24, 2016 5:33
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Here again we see another happy and harmless non-Muslim who converts to Islam and his thoughts turn to mass murder. It’s a recurring phenomenon. Yet authorities have no interest whatsoever in studying it. They’re too busy wringing their hands over islamofauxbia.

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“‘And now I’m going to fire my gun. Thanks for watching’: YouTube video posted by ‘Mummy’s boy’ from Devon held over Tube bomb plot TWO weeks before a suspicious device was found on London train,” by Chris Greenwood, Ben Wilkinson and Martin Robinson, Mailonline, 24 October 2016 (thanks to James):

This is the baby-faced poker fanatic and ‘mummy’s boy’ arrested for allegedly leaving a crude bomb on a Tube train firing a gun at home two weeks ago.

Damon Smith, 19, who is still being questioned by Scotland Yard today, filmed himself shooting into boxes and can be heard squealing ‘oh s**t’ in shock as the weapon went off.

In a 20-second video the teenager turns the camera to himself while he is holding the gun, which appears to be an imitation Glock pistol firing blanks, and wearing sunglasses.

He says in a high-pitched voice: ‘Hello everyone. I’m going to shoot my gun. So, lets shoot it. We’ll shoot it one time.’

He fires it into a pile of boxes and adds: ‘Oh, s**t. And I don’t know where the cartridge went. It went somewhere. And yeah, thanks for watching.’

The YouTube film emerged as a counter-terror investigation took a dramatic turn when officers in Newton Abbot, Devon, raided his former council home and allegedly found a suspicious device.

Smith moved to London over the summer to start an IT course at London Metropolitan University three weeks ago, and his mother Antonitza, 49, came up from the West Country with him fearing he may not cope on his own.

He has now been named as the suspect being questioned by police investigating the device found and blown up by anti-terror police at North Greenwich in London last week.

Smith, who has been described as a ‘loner’, was filmed being Tasered and wrestled to the ground a short distance from Holloway Road Tube station, about nine miles from the Tube station where the package was found.

Last night he remained in custody and is being questioned on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.

Friends said Mr Smith was interested in Islam and the Syria conflict, and had recently begun reading the Koran. He also appears to have travelled to Turkey and Tunisia on holiday earlier this year.

Smith appears to have developed a recent interest in Islam and the Koran, would wear a black headscarf and on a trip to Istanbul this year posted a Facebook of him listening to the call to prayer at a Turkish mosque.

He had also reportedly posted pictures posing with a fake AK-47 and also a Glock, which appears to be the same one in his YouTube film.

Former best friend Vincent Jones, 19, said: ‘Damon was quite successful at poker. He had a Koran and knew several phrases and he wore a black headscarf. Damon had replica guns and air rifles.’.

Yesterday police swamped the small town of Newton Abbot as officers searched the address he had shared with his mother until moving to London to study and discovered another suspicious device.

Devon police called in Scotland Yard, which sent in officers by helicopter and evacuated locals amid fears of an explosion.

Roads were closed, football matches cancelled to allow helicopters to land and drinkers told they could not leave a local pub.

But experts ruled that the item discovered in the house was not a viable explosive device.

Relatives said they ‘would not talk about it’ when asked about Mr Smith’s arrest yesterday. His mother Antonitza, 47, was in hiding in nearby Torquay.

He has been described as a ‘mummy’s boy’ and Mr Smith had moved out of the house in Devon and relocated to London several months ago with his mother, who requested a council house transfer.

His arrest came three weeks after he started his university career on North London, and was arrested outside his campus.

A London Metropolitan University spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that Damon Smith joined our University as a new student three weeks ago. We won’t be making any further comment at this time’.

His ex-girlfriend Deanna Jones, 20, the sister of his former best friend Vincent told The Sun: ‘His mother used to come with him on dates, which seemed odd.’ …

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