Islamic 'enforcer' jailed for attack on a London schoolboy

Islamic 'enforcer' jailed for attack on a London schoolboy December 6, 2016

Back in August, we reported that a vicious Muslim thug, Michael Coe, above, was facing a ‘substantial’ jail sentence for knocking a schoolboy unconscious in east London.
Well, yesterday at Southwark Crown Court, Judge Michael Gledhill QC sentenced Coe, who took on the name Mikaeel Ibrahim after converting to Islam, to 28 months in the slammer for the assault.

Coe, 35, an associate of jailed hate preacher Anjem Choudary, was driving through east London when he spotted two 16-year-olds hugging on the pavement.
He pulled over to confront the pair, demanding to know if they were Muslims, before calling the boy’s girlfriend a “whore”.
He then grabbed the boy by the throat and threw him to the ground before kicking his head as he lay there, leaving him unconscious and bleeding from two head injuries.
When passing school teacher Boutho Siwela tried to come to the teenager’s aid, he was also attacked.
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.
In a victim impact statement, the youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said the attack had left him frightened of older men.
Reading from the statement, prosecutor Jonathan Polnay said:

He feels the offence has affected his life quite a lot. He doesn’t see his friends outside of school. He has also split up with the girl who was his girlfriend at the time.

He continued:

He said he is now worried and scared of older men and what they might do. He says he doesn’t know the man who did this to him and he is very scared for his life if he was to come in contact with him again, because the attack on him was so random.

The court heard that Coe was radicalised in prison by al-Qaeda terrorist Dhiren Barot in 2007 while serving an eight-year term for firing a shotgun at police during an arrest.
Judge Gledhill told him:

You were acting as a self-appointed enforcer of your interpretation at the time of how Muslims should behave. At the time of these offences you either held extremist views or views that were getting very close to extremist views.
And I have no doubt at all that these views were nurtured in prison and probably outside prison by your association with convicted extremists in prison, and perhaps out of prison.

He added:

When you told the boy to let the girl go, you asked him how would he feel if someone did the same to his sisters. When he protested that he was doing nothing wrong, he showed you his school tie to let you know that he was just a schoolboy.
You then asked him, and then her, whether they were Muslim. They both denied that they were.
Why? Because they were frightened of what you would do if they told you the truth, that they were in fact Muslim. Denying their religion shows just how threatening you were when they said they were not Muslim.

The judge added that the second reason he believed Coe was enforcing his views on how young Muslims should behave is because he was involved in a similar incident in 2013.
He was convicted of religiously aggravated harassment after seeing a Muslim woman talking to a group of men and telling her that it was against Islam.

Coe appeared relaxed throughout most of his trial, smiling and leaning back in his seat with his hands behind his head, and his legs up against the dock wall.
However, he dropped his head in his hands as Naeem Mian, defending, told the court of his “troubled past”.
The court heard Coe had grown up knowing that his mother had been abused by his father.
Mian said this had caused the attacker to become guarded of his personal space. He also submitted that despite his size, Coe had been the victim of many attacks in prison.
He has been stabbed in the neck, he has had boiling water poured over him and he has also been attacked in numerous other ways.
Coe has a long record of violent offences starting when he was 16, including assaults, burglary, robbery and violent disorder.
Hat tip: BarrieJohn

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  • Paul

    So who is the victim here. It’s truly pathetic the lengths that solicitors will go to make out that society or something else is responsible for aggressive reprehensible personal behaviour. In this case it is deranged Islamic ideology, as that is simply one of control and full of hatred towards others with an insane demand to tell and then force others how to behave.

  • Bill Bonk

    Pity he didn’t fuck off to IS on a trajectory with a Pershmerga bullet through his head. But I guess he was too cowardly and satisfied himself with easy targets. This man is a calculating thug and was attracted to islam because it gives him godly approval to swagger about showing off his brutality, his lack of intelligence and his committment to the violent dogma he choose to adopt.
    A better sentence would be to chute into an IS stronghold minus his passport and stripped of his citizenship. Much cheaper than paying his board in a cushy prison.

  • Broga

    Pathetic! 28 months a substantial sentence?

  • Radicalized, extremist, these words (as usual) mean ‘Islam as supporters by all Islamic writing and over one thousand years of tradition.’ It is poison from root to branch.
    What Muslim group or individual is rushing to the mosques and prisons to quell this ‘extremism’ and ‘radicalization?’ I have seen tens of thousands rioting and murdering against comic images but where is the religion of peace?

  • Stephen Mynett

    According to one report the thug will only serve half of the sentence yet the young boy has been given a life sentence, people rarely get over experiences like that. I hope he has support and is able to make some friends of the right sort, although after his experience trusting anyone unknown will be almost impossible.
    As for the prison experience, I do not support maltreatment of prisoners but we have to reconsider what are rights and what are privileges. Firstly, the right to follow a religion other than in private prayer should be considered a privilege, all bibles, korans etc and religious pamphlets should be denied, they are not necessary but used, by some, to enforce disgusting ideologies.
    It is difficult, sometimes impossible to educate the religious but that is something that should be attempted and it will be made a lot easier if the minds of prisoners are not being polluted by religious bilge.
    All chaplains should be removed from prisons. It would also save the government some money as these creeps are usually over-paid, I do not know what a prison chaplain gets but have seen job adverts for hospital chaplains with a salary in excess of 4k and I guess the prison ones would be on the same.

  • Let us hope that his young victim is able to find the courage to renounce his foolish religious beliefs and find peace in atheism.

  • sailor1031

    Why do I have the impression that this is less to do with islam and more to do with the fact that this guy is just a savage thug who enjoys committing violent acts for their own sake? In another context he would have joined the Sturm-Abteilung or the Azov battalion.
    I also find it less believable that he was a victim of violence in prison than that he was a perpetrator of violence there. His record should have earned him a much longer sentence.

  • andym

    What made him think his victims were Muslims? Presumably not because they were carrying Korans . More likely, it was due to the colour of their skin. So this was a religious, racial and gender-targeted hate crime. But it doesn’t appear to have been treated as that, and the sentence certainly isn’t commensurate.I wonder why.

  • Stephen Mynett

    Andy, it is not long ago that Cherie Blair when sitting as a judge let a guy off who had broken someone’s jaw, as he was religious she thought he was OK. Best not commit a crime as an atheist they will probably bring back the gallows.

  • Peter Sykes

    “Never underestimate the ability of religious bigots to render themselves victims.” – Anon

  • barriejohn

    “Self defence” (sighs). Do they still expect this claim to be taken seriously?
    Stephen Mynett: Cost of prison chaplains in 2009 was £10.3 million. Average pay was almost £29,000 pa.

  • barriejohn

    Re hospital chaplaincy:
    Our latest study of NHS Trusts in England has shown that £29m of healthcare money was used to pay for hospital chaplains in 2009/10. The study revealed that many of the country’s best hospitals spent the lowest proportion of their expenditure on chaplaincy services and concluded that the NHS wastes millions every year on services that have no clinical benefit.
    Salaries appear to be around £40,000 pa.

  • tom80

    I would like to point out that in some hospitals Priests are not “paid” by the NHS. I have a relative who is a Catholic priest and he has a large teaching hospital in his parish. Once a week he says Mass in the hospital for anyone who wishes to attend and the wards have his phone number in case anyone would like him to visit. He gets no funding from the NHS for this and just considers it part of his work as Parish priest. I think this is the best method to provide hospital chaplains. Strangely the only complaints he gets are from relatives of patients who complain that he has not visited them. When he tells them the hospital are not allowed to tell him that a Catholic has been admitted due to the Data protection act they find this odd as patients are asked their religion-if any- on admission