ISIS-inspired pharmacy student who repeatedly stabbed a grandfather with a hunting knife in bloody suburban rampage is found GUILTY of terrorism
- Man has been found guilty of committing an Islamic State inspired terror attack
- Pharmacy student Ihsas Khan butchered grandfather Wayne Greenhalgh in 2016
- Khan was expressionless when the jury handed down its verdict on Thursday
A man has been found guilty of committing an Islamic State inspired terrorist attack when he stabbed a man with a hunting knife during a southwest Sydney rampage.
Pharmacy student Ihsas Khan, 25, butchered grandfather Wayne Greenhalgh in a street in Minto, in the city’s south, in September 2016.
Greenhalgh fled for his life, cowering in a neighbourhood hairdresser, as unlikely local heroes intervened to subdue Khan.
Khan was expressionless when the sixth jury to face the case handed down its verdict at the New South Wales Supreme Court on Thursday afternoon.
Ihsas Khan, 25, was found guilty of committing a terrorist attack when he stabbed Wayne Greenhalgh
The 25-year-old butchered grandfather Wayne Greenhalgh in a street in Minto, in the city’s south, in September 2016
Three previous trials were aborted midway through evidence, one was aborted on its second day and the fifth jury could not reach a verdict.
One of the heroes who stopped Khan, Allice Ah Fa, tragically died by suicide at the University of Western Sydney last April.
During the attack, Khan was tasered and taken into custody where he was charged with committing a terrorist act.
Khan had pleaded not guilty due to mental illness.
In one of the trials, the court heard Khan planned to attack a stranger on September 11, to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York.
He chose Mr Greenhalgh because he was wearing a T-shirt with an American motif and repeatedly yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ during the stabbing.
Greenhalgh (pictured) fled for his life, cowering in a neighbourhood hairdresser, as unlikely local heroes intervened to subdue Khan
In a police interview following the attack, Khan was asked how he felt about the stabbing and compared it to eating a chocolate bar.
‘[It felt] like eating a Picnic bar. You don’t really think about it, do you?’
Khan was then asked if he though the stabbing was ‘normal’.
‘Is it normal for you to drop bombs in Iraq and Syria? It’s the same thing,’ Khan responded, adding that he ‘felt nothing’ and didn’t regret his actions.
Khan will be sentenced on May 23.