Cornered at his basement lair, the man accused of inspiring the London Bridge terror attack unleashed a tirade of abuse on the Mirror reporter confronting him.

Dressed in all-American gear, Ahmad Musa Jibril's Westernised appearance was a far cry from the Islamic robes he wears in videos to encourage followers to "spread Islam by the sword".

Jibril is believed to have inspired Khuram Butt, 27, to carry out the attack on Borough Market in South London, which left 11 dead and 48 injured.

Friends of the killer, shot dead by police following his attack on June 2, said the ex-KFC and London Tube worker, known as Abz, was radicalised by the American.

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