LONDON: Mastermind of London Bridge attack Khurram Shehzad Butt campaigned against the state of Pakistan frequently and called for the overthrow of democratic system.
Working under the banner of Al-Muhajiroun and its offshoots (Al Ghurabaa, The Saviour Sect, Islam4UK), Khurram Butt took part in demonstrations held outside Pakistan High Commission, Regent’s Park Mosque and at venues in Southall, East London and Luton.
Butt took part and helped organise many demonstrations and road shows of the banned organisation Al-Muhajiroun along with the hate preachers Mizanur Rahman, also known as Abu Baraa, and Anjem Choudary, the leading figure in the banned group who is in jail these days. Anjem Choudary and his associates ran campaigns against Pakistan army, when Pervez Musharraf was the army chief, for being part of the “war on terror” and called for the overthrow of Musharraf through violent means and called him “Busharraf”.
Rahman and Choudary were jailed for five and a half years in September last year for urging Britons to join Daesh and get involved in killings.
Its understood that Khurram Butt participated in a road show organised in Southall, West London, on the independence day of Pakistan in 2015. The group was calling for the implementation of Shariah law in Pakistan. The group said Sharia law was needed in Pakistan and declared democratic system as “haram” and “kuffer”. The placards carried on that occasion – and during demonstrations outside High Commission and Regent’s Park Mosque – read ”Pakistan Kufr State”.
On that occasion, a group of young Pakistani boys and girls holding green flags and chanting the slogans ”Pakistan ka matlab kya, La Ilaha Ilallah” confronted the banned group on the streets of Southall.
Khurram Butt was a trusted follower of Anjem Choudary when the Al-Muhajiroun leader announced in November 2012 that he will hold a conference in Islamabad’s Red (Lal) Mosque to formally launch movement for the implementation of Shariah. For that purpose Anjem Choudary and his followers, including Khurram Butt, had set up a website called Sharia4Pakistan.