CRAZED Streatham jihadi Sudesh Amman phoned his mum just hours before the bloody knife rampage asking her to bring him some mutton biryani.
Haleema Khan, 41, also said she believed her son had been radicalised in prison as she released a series of childhood snaps of her “polite” son.
She also told how realised her son had been shot dead when she saw videos of him on the ground after armed police swooped when he knifed two people yesterday afternoon.
The “disgusted” mum-of-six, who said her son dreamed of working in biomedical science, had rejected his fanatical beliefs after he was caged for a string of terror offences in December 2018.
Amman, who previously lived with his mum and five younger brothers in Harrow, North West London, was released just days before unleashing the grisly attack.
Haleema told Sky News she spoke to her son just hours before the attack and he appeared to be “normal”.
But fighting back tears, Haleema said she had a “feeling” her son was responsible when she heard about the atrocity because it was in South London where he was staying at a bail hostel.
Haleem said: “I spoke to him on the phone on Sunday. He said: ‘Mum I want some biryani…. your mutton biryani.
“He became more religious inside prison, that’s where I think he became radicalised.
“He was watching and listening to things online which brainwashed him.
“He was a polite, kind, lovely boy. He was always smiling.
“I’m so upset, he was only 20 years old.”
The mum had called her son after the attack but said he didn’t pick up as it began to dawn on her he may have been involved.
She added: “I saw it on the TV, that’s when I knew it was him.
“His name was there. That was the first time I heard.
Haleem also said her son was radicalised after watching Islamic material online, with his extremist views growing while in Belmarsh Prison.
She is now understood to be working to get her son’s body from police so she can bury him after he was shot dead by armed cops.
A family source told Mail Online: “Haleema is disgusted by what he has done and his beliefs, but she is a mother and has lost a son so she is very upset and sad.
“But they are relieved that he wasn’t able to kill anyone. It has hit them very hard, but now they are trying to get his body from the police as soon as possible and bury him.
“This is done as quickly as one can for Muslims as is custom and prayers for him will begin shortly.”
‘HE WAS NORMAL’
Stunned former neighbours in Harrow today revealed how Haleema believed at first her son was wrongly accused when he was convicted at the Old Bailey in 2018.
And Jignesh Khimani, 20, who went to Park High School in Stanmore with Amman told how the terrorist was a “normal boy” who “kept himself to himself”.
He added: “He was a quiet lad. There were no red flags at all. He did have friends.
“The family all acted normal. I would see the brothers out and about but we never saw his dad.”
The school confirmed Amman attended between 2011 and 2016.
WHY WAS HE FREE?
Questions are now mounting over why Amman had been freed from prison just days ago – despite fears he still held radical views.
The “knife obsessed” jihadi had been caged for three years and four months in December 2018 after committing terror offences but was automatically released from jail.
Now think-tank The Henry Jackson Society has revealed how they identified Amman as an extremist close to automatic early release in December, Mail Online reports.
The attacker was included on a grisly list of released terrorists in the aftermath of the London Bridge attack where Usman Khan slaughtered Cambridge University graduates Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones.
The ISIS-supporting jihadi, who was only a teenager when arrested, was jailed for possessing and distributing terrorist documents.
Amman shared an Al-Qaeda magazine in his family WhatsApp group and told his siblings “the Islamic State is here to stay”, the Old Bailey heard.
He also possessed bomb-making manuals and fantasised about carrying out acid attacks, his trial was told.
‘NOTHING AUTHORITIES COULD DO’
Alexis Boon, then head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, said at the time of his conviction that Amman had a “fierce interest in violence and martyrdom, the Telegraph reports.
He explained: “His fascination with dying in the name of terrorism was clear in a notepad we recovered from his home.
But a Whitehall source said Amman was released early because there was nothing the authorities could do under existing laws to keep him behind bars.
He was being monitored by counter-terror cops when he strapped a fake bomb vest to his chest and randomly hacked at two people in Streatham at around 2pm yesterday.
Amman was put under the most stringent licensing terms – explaining how police were on the scene so quickly after the attack.
Dramatic footage captured in the moments after the attack, undercover officers swoop on the terrorist as he lies gunned down on the pavement.
Another cop can then be seen leaping of a motorbike as the hero officers surround the crazed jihadi.
The Met Police later said that three people were injured in the attack but one has since been discharged from hospital.