The man who launched a terrorist attack on Parliament has been named by Channel 4 News as British-born Abu Izzadeen, a known “hate-preacher” and a vocal supporter of Islamic State.

Izzadeen who was born Trevor Brooks in Hackney London, has been described as a hate-preacher after serving as a spokesman for the Al Ghurabaa group – an organisation banned by the Terrorism Act 2006. Three people – including a police officer – were killed in this afternoon’s attack.  The attacker was shot and killed by armed response officers.He did time in prison for terror related offences, including “inciting others to commit acts of terrorism overseas” and funding terror groups. He was released in May 2009. His Twitter account was suspended a few hours after the attack when suspicions arose that he might be the perpetrator.

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