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Terror suspect testifies that he killed UK Catholic lawmaker over Syria vote

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Zelda Caldwell - published on 04/08/22 - updated on 04/08/22

Ali Harbi Ali tells jury he murdered Member of Parliament David Amess “to prevent further harm” to Muslims.

The man on trial for the murder of British parliamentarian David Amess testified Thursday that he targeted the lawmaker because he had voted for Syrian airstrikes.

Sir David Amess was stabbed to death during a meeting with constituents in his district on October 15, 2021. The Conservative party MP and father of five was known for his deep Catholic faith, and was one of the most pro-life members of Parliament.

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