“As he was hit, he said: ‘Allahu Akbar.'” But the primary coverage at the time revolved around a bystander who shouted “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv,” while Mire was stabbing people. The man who shouted was widely reported to be a “moderate” Muslim, but he turned out to be just another Infidel imam, a la John Kerry, Joe Biden, David Cameron, etc.
“Tube Knifeman ‘Had Lee Rigby Image On Phone,'” Sky News, June 1, 2016:
An image of murdered soldier Lee Rigby was found on the phone of a man who carried out a knife attack at a Tube station, a jury has heard.
Muhiddin Mire went on a rampage with the blade at Leytonstone station on 5 December last year, cutting the throat of musician Lyle Zimmerman so that his windpipe was exposed, the Old Bailey heard.
Prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC told the court police found material linked to Islamic State on the 30-year-old’s phone, including images of the IS militant who became known as Jihadi John, as well as a picture of Fusilier Rigby.
Prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC said: “The contents of the defendant’s phone, when looked at alongside what he said during the course of the incident … provides an insight as to what motivated the defendant to do what he did, and what he was seeking to do, to Mr Zimmerman.”
The whole incident was captured on CCTV and by a member of the public on his phone.
The court was shown dramatic footage of police officers firing Tasers at Mire three times before he was brought to the floor.
As he was hit, he said: “Allahu Akbar” [“God is great”].
As Mire was led away by police, he said: “This is for Syria, for my Muslim brothers,” and explained that his actions were in response to the bombings of hospitals in the country, the jury was told.
At the time of the attack, Mr Zimmerman was on his way to a gig and was carrying a small amplifier, mandolin and electric guitar.
He suffered a “deep and ragged wound” to his neck which exposed his windpipe, the court was told.
Giving evidence from behind a screen, Mr Zimmerman said: “I remember that I started to yell for help. I remember being forced down, but I don’t remember whether I was punched or shoved.”
He told the court he got “into as near as a foetal position” as he could and tried to protect his head.
Mr Zimmerman said he was kicked around six times, and they were “very, very violent kicks”.
As well as the injuries to his neck, the attack caused a fault in his vision, a cracked tooth and bruising to his face.
Mr Zimmerman, who was helped by a doctor who happened to be at the station, added: “I feel I was very lucky with the junior doctor passing by and my medical care afterwards and I’m determined not to be … changed by it.”
Louise McGuinness, who witnessed the attack, said: “He pulled the blade in and out across the throat but no cut was made and no blood appeared.
“I watched as he began to saw through the man’s neck six or seven times. This time blood did come. I could literally hear the man’s skin ripping open. Blood began to flow.”
She said Mire pointed at her and said “you’re next” when she shouted “stop, you a*******” at him.
Mire was filmed outside the station by Daniel Bielinski, who can be heard screaming “call for police” in the five-minute clip….