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Knife-wielding London terrorist makes first court appearance

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Monday, December 7, 2015, 7:56 AM

This is the latest face of terror: The man accused of stabbing two people in a London Underground station over the weekend, making his first court appearance Monday morning.

Suspected terrorist Muhaydin Mire, 29, was hauled to Westminster Magistrates Court in a police van to face an attempted murder charge, The Mirror reported. Media on the scene photographed him in his cage before police covered his head with a blanket.

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Mire is accused of attacking two people in the Leytonstone station in east London Saturday night, reportedly shouting, “This is for Syria!” One victim suffered minor injuries, while another endured five hours of surgery after a severe slash to his throat. One witness said Mire appeared to try beheading that victim.

Suspected terrorist Muhaydin Mire.

Suspected terrorist Muhaydin Mire.

Enlarge Muhaydin Mire arriving at court in a police van Monday morning. Lee Thomas

Muhaydin Mire arriving at court in a police van Monday morning.

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Suspected terrorist Muhaydin Mire arrived at court Monday in a police van.

Police declared the assault an act of terrorism and warned the public to remain vigilant for more horrors, as England launches its first airstrikes against terror compounds in Syria.

Officers raided Mire’s east London apartment Sunday, but authorities have given no further information about his possible links to larger terror networks.

The attacks inspired the viral hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv, honoring an insult shouted by a witness to the attack that was captured in cell phone footage. The phrase became so popular through the weekend that Prime Minister David Cameron used it in a speech Monday morning.

jsilverstein@nydailynews.com

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