British Islamophobic acid terrorist arrested

Resham Khan in hospital following an acid attack on 21 June

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Arrest made over acid attack on aspiring model and cousin in east London

‘I’m devastated. I keep wondering if my life will ever be the same,’ says victim

Ian Johnston, Agencies

A man has been arrested in connection with an acid attack on an aspiring model and her cousin.

John Tomlin was held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent over the alleged attack in Beckton, east London, on 21 June. …

Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar, 37, were attacked by a man throwing acid through their car window on Ms Khan’s 21st birthday.

Both suffered life-changing injuries in the attack that took place just after 9.10am on Tollgate Road.

In the days afterwards, Ms Khan said: “I’m devastated. I keep wondering if my life will ever be the same.”

In a Facebook post, she stressed he did not want the incident to “fuel a division among people“.

“There will always be a sick and twisted minoritymake peace with each other and the world,” she said.

Mr Mukhtar has said he feels “emotionally wrecked” and “in continuous pain”.

In an emotional interview with Channel 4 News, Mr Mukhtar described the feeling as “like somebody’s ironing me 24/7”.

Scotland Yard said their investigation into the incident was continuing.


2 thoughts on “British Islamophobic acid terrorist arrested

  1. Tuesday 11th July 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

    PARLIAMENT is set to debate the current surge in acid attacks on Muslims across London following pressure from campaign groups.

    East Ham Labour MP Stephen Timms, who has arranged next week’s Commons debate, said the attacks were “causing a lot of concern to many residents in Newham,” the east London borough that includes his constituency.

    In another response to the spate of attacks targeting people of Asian appearance, a petition calling for the licensing of the sale of corrosive materials has received more than 300,000 signatures.

    Cousins Resham Khan and Jameel Mukhtar suffered horrific “life-changing” injuries when a man squirted acid in their faces while their car was waiting at traffic lights in Beckton, east London, last month.

    John Tomlin, whom police had named as the chief suspect, handed himself into an east London police station on Sunday and was still in custody yesterday.

    A vigil called by Stand Up to Racism was held in Stratford on Wednesday evening (pictured), when around 100 people, including local councillors and members of the Muslim community, congregated to condemn the acid attacks.

    Anti-racist campaigner Maz Saleem, whose father was murdered by a nazi sympathiser in 2013, told the Star: “There has been an increase in acid attacks in east London recently where the victims have mainly been Muslims.

    “The authorities need to address the pressing issue of Islamophobia that is burning through the world right now.

    “Islamophobic hate crime has increased by 41 per cent this year already.

    “Authorities urgently need to draw the links between this recent spate of acid attacks and Islamophobia, refusing to acknowledge this will further such horrific attacks.”

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