IS-in­spired Tube knife­man jailed for life

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A para­noid schiz­o­phrenic knife­man who tried to be­head a com­muter in a Un­der­ground sta­tion in Lon­don in an Is­lamic State-in­spired at­tack was sen­tenced to life be­hind bars. So­mali-born Muhay­din Mire, 30, said dur­ing the ram­page that he was do­ing it “for my Syr­ian broth­ers”, while a by­stander shouted at him “You ain’t no Mus­lim, bruv” – a phrase that went vi­ral on­line. Mire at­tacked Lyle Zim­mer­man, picked ran­domly, with a rusty knife as the 56-year-old mu­si­cian walked through Ley­ton­stone Tube sta­tion in east Lon­don on Dec 5. A jury con­victed Mire of at­tempted mur­der last month.

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