Racist who tried to kill teen jailed

27th Sep 2019

Elham Asaad Buaras

A white extremist who vowed to “kill all Muslims” before trying to murder a “tanned” teenager the day after the Christchurch mosque terror attacks was jailed for 18 years and nine months on September 10.

Vincent Fuller lunged at 19-year-old Dimitar Mihaylov’s neck with a kitchen knife through a car window in a Tesco car park in Stanwell, West London, on March 16.

Kingston Crown Court heard how Fuller, 51, said, “You’re going to die” before plunging the blade into the victim’s left hand when he raised it to defend himself.

He pleaded guilty to attempted murder over the attack at a previous hearing and prosecutors say he is a far-right terrorist who, in the hours leading up to the attack, was heard shouting: “All Muslims should die. White supremacists rule. I’m going to murder a Muslim.”

He also praised the actions of Brenton Tarrant, the Australian accused of carrying out the New Zealand shootings, which left 51 Muslims dead.

Judge Peter Lodder QC ruled it was a terrorist act motivated by the cause of white supremacy and anti-Muslim sentiments. He added: “It was your stated intention to kill a Muslim, which you attempted to do in that stabbing. I find that it was your purpose to strike fear into the heart of people you described as non-English, in particular, Muslims.”

Prosecutor Jonathan Polnay said Mihaylov, who is of Bulgarian descent, was targeted because he has lightly tanned skin and was sat next to a friend, who had a long beard and was wearing a bandana.

Fuller, of Stanwell, also admitted carrying a knife, affray and racially aggravated threatening behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

“The prosecution goes a step further, that his intention was to strike fear into the hearts of people he described as ‘non-English’, in particular, Muslims.”

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