Ihsas Khan, 25, a reported Islamic State supporter who stabbed a man in his Sydney neighborhood in 2016 said he was going to kill him as he aimed repeated blows at a grandfather, Wayne Greenhalgh, a jury has been told.
Daily Mail (h/t MarvinW) Ihsas Khan, 25, is on trial in the NSW Supreme Court after pleading not guilty to committing a terrorist act and wounding with intent to murder over the attack at Minto, in Sydney’s southwest, in 2016. Khan is not disputing he stabbed Wayne Greenhalgh but is fighting the charges on the grounds of mental illness.
Mr Greenhalgh gave evidence on Wednesday that Khan said ‘I’m going to f***ing kill you … Allah Allah’ during the incident which occurred as he was walking near Khan’s home. Mr Greenhalgh was on his way home when Khan, then 22, allegedly came out of his house and chased the victim with a hunting knife, stabbing him in the doorway of a hair salon.
Crown prosecutor Caroline Davenport SC said during her opening address the alleged victim was walking near his house when Khan attacked him with a knife.
When police arrived the former alleged self-radicalised Muslim was heard to say ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘I want to die today’, the court heard. (So why didn’t police accommodate his wishes?)
Daily Telegraph MINTO grandfather Wayne Greenhalgh (photo below) has opened up about the terrifying moment an alleged terrorist slashed his hands, chest and face with a knife.
“I looked at my hand here and he’d cut this finger all the way down and just the bone was hanging out and everything was everywhere,” Mr Greenhalgh told A Current Affair. “My arms were squirting blood out.
He believed his alleged attacker Ihsas Khan, 22, would have killed him before he reached the safety of a nearby hair salon, were it not for his neighbours heroically attacking Khan. “Had they not stopped him, I would have been dead for sure
Justice Geoffrey Bellew said on Tuesday he didn’t anticipate there would be any debate that Mr Greenhalgh was stabbed with a knife on the date in question. But when the 24-year-old fronted the court on Tuesday, the jury heard he has pleaded not guilty to both charges on the grounds of mental illness. (“Mental illness” the new favorite ‘Get out of jail’ card for Muslim terrorists)
Khan says he does not regret stabbing the man.