A MAN who armed himself with a 10-inch knife and set out to slaughter Muslims in a London park has been jailed.
Mickey Sage, 24, appeared in Camberwell Green Magistrates Court on Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to two counts of threatening a person with a knife in a public place.
The court heard how Sage ran around Camberwell Green threatening people with the bladed weapon and asking them if they were Muslim on Wednesday, June 7.
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Police were called and arrested Sage for possession of an offensive weapon, but it was on their way back to the police station when Sage admitted to officers “I was out to kill a Muslim”.
Metropolitan Police said Sage made a number of Islamophobic comments on route to the station and when questioned by officers, admitted that was out to try and find a Muslim to stab.
Sage accepted that the incident was “religiously aggravated” and said that “he would be a martyr for England and stab an imam in the neck.”
“Sage set out with a large knife with the clear intention to find Muslims to stab,” DC Samuel Cafferty from Southwark CID said. “Hate crime like this has no place in any society.”
“Sage poses a very clear and present danger to members of the public, particularly the Muslim Community and I’m pleased that he now has plenty of time to consider his actions.
“Members of public confronted by Sage were not harmed but shaken by their ordeal and managed to get away from what could have been a very different ending.”
Sage was sentenced on Tuesday and ordered to serve two years and three months in jail.