‘Allah will punish you all!’: Terror at mosque as worshipers and policeman slashed with machete by ‘Taser-proof’ madman after row over whether they were praying properly
- A police officer was stabbed as he responded to the knife attack
- A 32-year-old man is now in custody on suspicion of attempted murder
- The suspect, a Somalian, was Tasered but appeared not to be affected
PUBLISHED: 08:37 GMT, 16 June 2013 | UPDATED: 06:31 GMT, 17 June 2013
A Somali Muslim allegedly stabbed a policeman and three mosque worshippers after screaming: ‘Allah is going to punish you all.’
The 32-year-old is said to have tried to kill the worshippers during an argument over whether they were praying correctly.
It is thought the man, who was not a regular at the mosque in Birmingham, became upset because the prayers were not being performed in the manner of his denomination.
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Attack: The police officer and three other people were stabbed at a mosque (pictured with sign, right) in the Ward End area of Birmingham. The four are in a ‘stable’ condition, according to a police spokesman
Police at the scene of the incident. A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the attack
One witness, who asked not to be named, said: ‘I heard shouting behind me as I was praying. I turned around and saw two men grappling with each other.
‘Suddenly a man pulled out a knife and stabbed the other man in the leg, near the groin.
‘Someone tried to intervene but the man just went for him and thrust a knife into his abdomen. It was absolutely terrifying.’
(By the way) How is this not a hate crime as the police spokesman said? It was one kind of muslim trying to kill other muslims fro not being muslim in just the right way. Doesn’t this fit the spirit and letter of the law of hate-crimes? Didn’t the person ‘hate’ the other muslims he attacked because of the way they practiced their religion? Yet another stellar example of how the UK police selectively enforce against the indigenous British. This in and of itself, is a crime of large proportion.