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UK police charges Ali Harbi Ali for Conservative lawmaker’s murder 

16:07, 21 October 2021
UK police charges Ali Harbi Ali for Conservative lawmaker’s murder  Photo: Tejas Sandhu/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

The 25-year-old Ali Harbi Ali of Somali origin was charged by the British police for the stabbing of the Consevative lawmaker in a church last week.

“We will submit to the court that this murder has a terrorist connection, namely that it had both religious and ideological motivations. He has also been charged with the preparation of terrorist acts,” Nick Price of the Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement.

The killed conservative was 69-year-old David Amess who was known or oppossing abortion and speaking for animal rights.

The killing of Amess strengthened fears that the country is not doing enough to protect itself from citizens.

The shocking news might force many politicians to distance themselves from public places as it can prove to be fatal.

The family of the killer said that Ali may have killed the politician due his alleged connections to Qatar which meddled in Somali Politics.

Ali’s father was an ex-media adviser to a former Prime Minister of Somalia.

“We are a very political family and Ali was very aware of what was going on in Somalia and the involvement of Qatar,” Ali’s uncle Abi Ali told MailOnline.

“We have no connection to Southend, no relatives there and I'm not sure if any of us have even been there for a day trip. We have talked about this a lot as a family and the only connection that we have established is the MPs backing of Qatar,” he added.

Earlier, a suspect was caught on a video when he was heading to a train station on his way to kill the Conservative Amess.