A known terrorist who stabbed to death three friends as they enjoyed a picnic in an English park last summer has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Khairi Saadallah — who the BBC said was known to British intelligence agencies but had evaded deportation — was given a rare life sentence Monday for the “ruthless and brutal” attack in Reading last June.
He had shouted “Allahu akbar” — Arabic for “God is great” — as he slaughtered James Furlong, 36, David Wails, 49, and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, a 39-year-old American from a family of Philadelphia cops.
Three others were also injured as he used an 8-inch knife in the attack that lasted under a minute — and was so bloody a witness said he looked like he had put his hands “in a big bucket of red paint,” the court heard.
“His attack on them was so swift, ruthless and brutal that none of them