Watch him as he attacks the man. There is no aggression or fear on his face. This is pure jihad sense of duty. Has nothing to do with “revenge” or that he is anymore mentally ill than other Muslims who are dedicted to Islam. The Muslim was neither Syrian or had any association with Syria, nor did his victim. He was merely committing a lone-jihad attack against the hated infidel according to the instructions in his religion.
Caught on CCTV: Moment Uber driver ‘tried to decapitate’ Tube passenger with blunt knife while yelling ‘this is for my Syrian brothers, I’m going to spill your blood’
- Muhiddin Mire, 30, attacked musician Lyle Zimmerman, 56, at station
- He was ‘motivated by revenge’ for bombing of Syria, Old Bailey told
- Incident was captured on CCTV and on a member of the public’s phone while an onlooker famously responded: ‘You ain’t no Muslim bruv’
- Mire accepts injuring Mr Zimmerman but denies trying to kill him
A former Uber driver yelled ‘This is for my Syrian brothers, I’m going to spill your blood’ as he tried to decapitate a Tube passenger with a blunt knife and attack four others in a ‘brutal’ attack, a court heard today.
Somalia-born Muhiddin Mire, 30, attacked musician Lyle Zimmerman, 56, at Leytonstone Underground station on December 5 and lashed out at anyone else who got in his way, the Old Bailey heard.
The jury was told Mire was ‘motivated by revenge’ for the bombing of Syria, and after the attack police found images of ISIS hostages having their throats cut and a graph of US and coalition air strikes on his phone.
The ‘random’ attack in the east London station’s busy ticket hall was captured on shocking CCTV footage as well as on the mobile phone of a member of the public, and the jury was warned the resulting footage was ‘shocking’.
An onlooker famously responded: ‘You ain’t no Muslim bruv’ – words which became a tagline for news reports, Jonathan Rees QC, prosecuting, told the court.
Opening the trial, Mr Rees told how Mire, a former taxi driver on benefits, launched a brutal attack on ‘wholly innocent’ stranger Mr Zimmerman, who was dressed distinctively in cowboy boots and hat and was carrying a mandolin.