UK man convicted of running over Muslim woman in hate attack

Paul Moore badly injured 47-year-old Zaynab Hussein in ostensible revenge for attacks by Islamic extremists

The rear of the Nottingham Crown Court in Nottingham, England. (CC BY-SA 2.0, Alan Murray-Rust, Wikipedia)
The rear of the Nottingham Crown Court in Nottingham, England. (CC BY-SA 2.0, Alan Murray-Rust, Wikipedia)

LONDON — A British man was convicted of attempted murder on Friday for running over a Muslim woman in a hate crime he saw as revenge for Islamic extremist attacks.

A jury at Nottingham Crown Court in central England found Paul Moore guilty Friday of the September 20, 2017, attack, which left 47-year-old Zaynab Hussein with life-changing injuries.

Prosecutors said 21-year-old Moore drove his Volkswagen into Hussein in the central England city of Leicester, then ran her over as she lay on the ground. Hussein suffered fractures to her pelvis, her spine and leg and spent almost three months in hospital.

This is an undated handout photo issued by Leicestershire Police of Paul Moore. (Leicestershire Police via AP)

Minutes later, Moore tried to drive into a 12-year-old schoolgirl, who wasn’t hurt.

Moore told his half-brother he was “proud of himself” for the attack, which took place five days after a failed bombing at a London subway station.

After the verdict, Hussein’s husband Barre Duale said Moore “was attacking a British mother, a British wife, a productive British worker and charity volunteer.”

“He wasn’t attacking terrorists. He was joining their ranks by doing what they do and attacking an innocent woman,” he said in a statement.

Moore will be sentenced March 27.

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