And he was tasered: will the Islamophobia never end?
“Muslim convert tasered by police was heard chanting that he wanted to kill non-Muslims before trying to kill policemen and firefighters in knife rampage,” by Rebecca Camber for the Daily Mail, November 10 (thanks to Gary):
A Muslim convert was heard chanting that he wanted to kill non-Muslims hours before going on a knife rampage and trying to kill a police officer and firefighters.
The man was tasered multiple times and arrested on suspicion of trying to kill a police officer after launching his attack in broad daylight on a busy London street.
Police were called around midday when the knifeman armed with four blades attempted to smash his way into a neighbours” property with an iron bar.
Hours earlier the man had been seen reciting verses from the Koran and making threats “˜to kill Kuffars”.
Firefighters based at the nearby fire station in Battersea, South London confronted the 26-year-old on seeing him throw bottles at neighbours and threatening passers-by with kitchen knives.
But the suspect went berserk chasing the fire officers back to the fire station, where he attempted to batter down the doors.
Within minutes, more than 20 police officers had arrived at the scene blocking off the road as the suspect sprinted up and down smashing police car windows and screaming abuse.
Terrified onlookers cowered in local shops as police tried to contain the armed suspect using a Taser.
Servet Kaplan, 22, a store manager at Battersea Food & Wine, said “˜People were trying to get into my store.
“˜There were so many they wouldn’t fit through the door.
“˜I saw the police Taser the man and it didn’t affect him at all, he just carried on running.”
After 20 minutes, officers managed to overpower the man who continued to lash out injuring one officer who received minor cuts to his hands.
The suspect was later taken to a south London hospital with minor injuries caused by the Taser device.
The man known locally as Michael is thought to have been released from Springfield Mental Hospital in nearby Tooting two years ago.
Gyare Patrick, 66, who lives below the suspect, said: “˜He has always been trouble ever since he got here from Springfield two years ago.
“˜He has always ranted and raved, swearing and shouting, ever since he got here.
“˜But in the last three months he has started chanting in Arabic.
“˜He has mental health problems. Today he was chanting kill kuffars and I”m going to Medina, which means kill non-believers and I”m going to heaven….