A man shot dead by UK police wanted his girlfriend to behead his parents

LONDON: The man shot dead by police in what officials described as a terrorist incident in South London, had been jailed for promoting violent Islamist material and had encouraged his girlfriend to decapitate his parents.

Amman, 20, was named by the British police as the attacker who stabbed two people before being shot dead by armed agents watching over him.

In November 2018, he pleaded guilty to possession of terrorist documents and dissemination of terrorist publications, and the following month he was sentenced to more than three years in prison.

He was 17 years old and lived at home with his mother and younger siblings when he began committing terrorist crimes, according to authorities. Police learned of their activities in April 2018 and a month later he was arrested by armed agents on a street in North London.

When officers examined their computers and their telephone, they discovered that they had downloaded material on the manufacture of explosives and the conduct of terrorist attacks, according to police.

The messages showed that he had discussed with his family, friends and girlfriend his extreme views and his desire to carry out an attack, often focused on using a knife, police said.

In December 2017, Amman posted a photo of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed during an American raid in Syria in October, and told his brother in a message that the Islamic State is here to stay.

He also described the Yazidi women as slaves and said that the Koran allowed them to be raped, and in another message he encouraged his girlfriend to decapitate her parents.

Police said he had shared an al-Qaida online magazine with his family and, while discussing school with a brother, wrote that he would rather blow me up.

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