- John, a non-Muslim, said he just had to say what he felt at the time
- The security guard from North London fears future ISIS attacks in London
- Muhaydin Mire, 29, faces trial next year charged with the attempted murder
- PM praised witness who uttered words on film now sweeping the internet
- He said: 'You ain't no Muslim, bruv' said it much better than I could have'
The man who shouted at a suspected terrorist during the Leytonstone tube station stabbing, coining a phrase that later went viral, has told how he just had to say what he felt at the time.
Named only as John, the bystander was heard in video footage of the incident in east London last weekend, shouting 'You ain't no Muslim bruv' as an attacker wielding a knife stabbed a man.
The phrase ended up trending on Twitter and Prime Minister David Cameron hailed it as having 'said it all much better than I could have done'.
Terrifying: Dramatic footage of a man at Leytonstone station following the alleged attempted murder in London
On the floor: An officer fired a Taser but it had no effect, leaving a second one to pull the trigger on his weapon
John has revealed that he is not Muslim and now fears ISIS revenge attacks on the streets of London, he told The Sunday Times.
'I saw the guy,' he said. 'I was like, well you ain't a Muslim ... That's my views, and I had to let him know that, because he looked to be a terrorist. I don't believe in all that.'
The 39-year-old security guard from north London said he is upset by people who make generalisations linking Muslims to extremism.
He said: 'People look at Muslims, and look at Isis, and think they're all the same. But obviously they're not.'
ohn said he was happy to hear his 20-year-old son commend him for doing 'the right thing'.
Muhaydin Mire, 29, is expected to stand trial next year charged with the attempted murder of a 56-year-old man who was attacked from behind in front of several members of the public on the evening of Saturday December 5.
Prosecutors have alleged the attack, during which eyewitnesses said they heard him shout 'This is for Syria', was an act of terrorism.
Mire, of Sansom Road, Leytonstone, is accused of punching his victim, who has not been identified, to the ground and repeatedly kicking him before taking hold of the victim's head and cutting a 5in (12cm) wound in his neck.
The victim underwent five hours of surgery after the attack.