Khairi Saadallah Biography — Wiki
Khairi Saadallah is identified as a Libyan terrorist who screamed: ‘Allahu akbar’ after he murdered three men sitting in a park a day after police visited him at his home as he will reportedly die in jail, a judge said today. The Asylum seeker avoided deportation from the UK for more than seven years as he steadily racked up violent convictions before committing the atrocity last summer.
He knifed history teacher James Furlong scientist David Wails and their friend Joseph Ritchie-Bennett to death in the ‘ruthlessly efficient’ attack lasting less than a minute. Stephen Young, Patrick Edwards and Nishit Nisudan were also stabbed in the attack in Reading on June 20 last year but survived.
Khairi Saadallah Age
Khairi Saadallah is 29 years old.
Khairi Saadallah murdered three men and stabbed three others
The jihadist killer targeted the victims as they enjoyed the sunshine at Forbury Gardens after the first Covid lockdown restrictions were eased His deadly rampage was likened to a game of ‘duck, duck goose’ by a witness as he ran around trying to kill ‘as many people as he could,’ the Old Bailey heard.
Khairi Saadallahh served as a ‘proud’ soldier of Libyan terror cult Ansar Al-Sharia during the country’s civil war before fleeing Tripoli for the UK in 2012.
He was known to the Home Office as a violent offender and was freed from HMP Bullingdon, where he befriended notorious hate preacher, Omar Brooks, 15 days before the murders. On June 4 he had received a letter from the Secretary of State stating he would be deported for ‘the public good.’
Saadallah then set about plotting his murderous spree, carrying out reconnaissance on the park and buying a Huawei phone in addition to his probation handset.
What we know so far about Khairi Saadallah
Data recovered from the device after the atrocity showed he had been using it to browse YouTube videos of Jihadi John and search the internet for information about extremist ideology. Images accessed through Facebook also revealed him posing in military fatigues and flaunting guns while he fought in the civil war.
Saadallah admitted murder and attempted murder but submitted a basis of plea, denying he had been motivated by extremist beliefs or put significant planning into the attack. But after a two-day hearing held to determine the facts, his claims were rejected by Mr Justice Sweeney today, who ruled he had been ‘advancing’ his terrorist cause.
The terrorist sat in the dock today and remained stony-faced as he was handed three life sentences as well as 24 years for the attempted murders. He wore a traditional kufi and a navy top as the sentence was passed.
After his brother voiced concerns about his well-being, police went to check up on him at his home in Basingstoke Road on June 19, a day before the murders. Chilling footage shows the killer greeting police and asking: ‘I’m not in trouble am I?’ while he hid the murder weapon. The officer replied ‘No.’
Striking up a friendly conversation during the home visit, an officer can be heard asking: ‘What’s up lad?’ while the killer stood in front of a bag. Bodyworn cameras caught Saadallah moving towards a corner of the room and standing in front of the bag which contained the knife as they chatted with him.
Police released footage showing Saadallah dismissing officers’ concerns about his mental state.
Within hours of the check-up, he had left home for the park, ‘strolling normally’ and appearing ‘placid and polite’ until he unleashed the deadly violence. Wearing a Union Jack bandana tied around his left knee on his way to carry out the atrocity, he passed by a woman in a wheelchair to who he handed a Holy Bible.\
Khairi Saadallah footage
Saadallah was seen running up to victims and ‘hugging’ them from behind while stabbing them in the neck.
Horrific CCTV footage from a nearby churchyard shows him charging at the groups of park-goers before running out of the park and disposing of the knife.