300-strong gang of Somali Muslims linked to Rigby murder suspect targeted by terror groups looking for future jihadists

The Muslim Issue

Inside the dark world of the Woolwich Boys: The 300-strong gang of Somalis linked to Rigby murder suspect targeted by terror groups looking for jihadists of future

  • Senior gang member, Yousef, gives vivid insight into life on troubled estate
  • Muslim-dominated Woolwich Boys control the local drug trade
  • Members targeted by extremists seeking to exploit their vulnerability
  • ‘They see our passion and heart as attractive,’ says Yousef

By Mail On Sunday Reporter

PUBLISHED: 22:36, 1 June 2013 | 

Michael Adebowale pictured after the killing of soldier Lee RigbyMichael Adebowale pictured after the killing of soldier Lee Rigby

A senior member of a notorious South London gang linked to the main suspects in the Woolwich murders has given a vivid insight into their drift towards extremism.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, grew up on the periphery of the Muslim-dominated Woolwich Boys.

The 300-strong group, which controls the local drugs trade and is made up of mostly Somalis, has long…

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