Islamist thug faces jail for a brutal attack on a teenage boy
A close associate of convicted hate preacher Anjem Choudary – Michael Coe, above – is facing a ‘substantial’ jail sentence for a brutal assault on a teenage boy.
According to this report, Coe 35 – who took the name Mikaeel Ibrahim when he converted to Islam – knocked the 16-year-old schoolboy unconscious when he spotted the teen cuddling his girlfriend on a street in east London in April this year.
He pulled his car over to confront the pair, demanding to know if they were Muslims, before calling the girl, also 16, a “whore”.
He then grabbed the boy by the throat and threw him to the ground before kicking his head as he lay on the floor, leaving him unconscious and bleeding from two head injuries.
When passing schoolteacher Boutho Siwela tried to come to the teenager’s aid, he was attacked by the thug.
Coe, who is 6ft 1in and weighs 16 and a half stone, admitted “shoving” the boy, who is half his size, but claimed he was acting in self defence.
It was revealed that Coe is a close associate of Choudary and was on a list of individuals the hate preacher was banned from having contact with while he was on bail charged with inviting support for Islamic State, of which he has since been convicted.
Coe had attended a number of extremist demonstrations, including protests over the banning of niqabs in France and rallies promoting sharia law.
Coe was reportedly radicalised in prison by al Qaida terrorist Dhiren Barot in 2007.
At his trial in Southwark Crown Court, Coe was described by judge Michael Gledhill as a danger to the public and warned him he will be facing a “substantial” term of imprisonment. Sentencing was adjourned until September 21 for further reports.
Coe has a long record of violent offences starting when he was 16, including assaults, burglary, robbery and violent disorder.
He served an eight-year term for firing a shotgun at police during an arrest.
Coe was convicted of a similar offence in May 2013 after getting out of his car to confront a group of youngsters about their “inappropriate language” on an estate in east London.
He allegedly called a young girl a “slut” and the others “kafir scum” during the incident.
Coe became a close associate of convicted hate preacher Anjem Choudary – founder of the banned organisation Al-Muhajiroun – of which he was a member.
He was also been photographed at a demonstration on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
In December 2013 he took part in a demonstration in Brick Lane, east London, against Muslim shopkeepers selling alcohol.
The married father of two was jailed for 15 months after being found in the back of a lorry with false ID documents at the Kent port of Dover in November 2014.
He was accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join IS but was acquitted of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.
Hat tip: BarrieJohn