The mother of two sisters murdered in a London park last year has expressed her fear that the teenager who murdered them will “become even more radical” in prison and risk becoming a “killing machine”.
Mina Smallman, the first black woman to become an archdeacon in the Church of England, said she had already forgiven Danyal Hussein, 19, who on Wednesday was found guilty of murdering Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, of 46.
Hussein, 19, had gone through a government “de-radicalization” program and was said to have drawn up a “contract” in his own blood with a demon to sacrifice women in exchange for winning the lottery.
When asked if the authorities had failed to release Hussein after a year, Smallman said there were “loopholes in the system.”
“The saddest thing is that if this young man has this tendency when he goes to prison, he will become even more radical,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today program. “He is a murderer now, he will be a killing machine when he gets out.”
He said it was “really important” to be able to access the devices of dangerous radicalized individuals. “We cannot protect those who are a danger because we fear that all our rights will be taken away from us,” he said.
While the killings were not treated as a terrorist attack, Hussein experienced “a form of radicalization” in terms of exposure to hidden material on the dark web, and the evidence suggested that he would have killed more women.
Smallman, who attended Hussein’s trial, will return to court next week for the trial of two police officers who have been charged with misconduct in public office for photographs taken at the site where the two sisters’ remains lay. He said he felt no relief or joy, adding that while “justice has been done,” there is still work to be done.
She told the BBC that she would consider taking legal action against the metropolitan police if she was dissatisfied with the outcome of an ongoing report from the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC).
“I don’t have an agenda to shoot anything down,” he said. “What I want to do is make things better so that the things that have happened to us never happen to anyone else.”
Smallman described the trauma of hearing the evidence against Hussein and said the killer had taunted her in court.
“He lined up so he could see us and he looked me straight in the eye and then he smiled, he made this sinister little smile,” he said. “So I smiled back, winked at him, and he went crazy. Because I gave him that and I wouldn’t give him the privilege of letting him feel like he had destroyed me. “
Smallman said that when she refused to pay any more attention to Hussein, he started snapping his fingers and tried to get her to look at him again, but she refused to look at him. But she had forgiven him, he said.
“When we hate someone, not only are they captive, it is you, because your thoughts are consumed by revenge,” he said. “I refuse to give him that power. He is nothing to me. “
The trial was shown documents taken from Hussein’s home, including a handwritten “contract” with “the mighty King Lucifuge Rofocale” in which the signer pledged to kill six women every six months in exchange for winning the lottery. Mega Millions Super Jackpot.
Smallman said: “What we have done, because remember that the pact said that he was going to kill four other women, our precious daughters died, but for other families their children have not been taken. And that is a gift. It has no power in our lives. “
When asked what she thought her daughters would have thought about what she had said if her husband had made it through this year and her efforts to bring about change, she said, “I can imagine you, looking down and saying, go ahead mom. Go for it. You have this, do it. “