UK man convicted of running over Muslim woman in hate attack
A British man has been convicted of attempted murder for running over a Muslim woman in a hate crime he saw as revenge for Islamic extremist attacks.
A jury found Paul Moore guilty Friday of the Sept. 20 attack, which left 47-year-old Zaynab Hussein with life-changing injuries.
Prosecutors say 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.
Minutes later, Moore tried to drive into a 12-year-old schoolgirl, who wasn't hurt.
After the verdict, Hussein's husband said Moore "wasn't attacking terrorists. He was joining their ranks by doing what they do and attacking an innocent woman."
Moore will be sentenced at a later date.