British racist attack on Syrian refugee boy

This 27 November 2018 video from England says about itself:

Syrian refugee schoolboy held down and ‘waterboarded‘ by bullies

The violent video appears to involve pupils at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield and has been shared widely on social media.

By Ceren Sagir in Britain:

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Police charge school boy for racially aggravated assault on Syrian refugee

A TEENAGER has been charged for racially aggravated assault over a filmed attack on a Syrian refugee, police said today.

A viral video showed the Syrian boy, whose arm was already in a sling, being dragged along the ground and having water poured down his mouth.

Footage of the incident, which took place at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield on October 25, sparked outrage and an online crowdfunding page for the victim was formed, receiving nearly £80,000 in donations in a day.

The 15-year-old boy came to Huddersfield two years ago with help from the United Nations after his family were persecuted and allegedly tortured by the Syrian government.

West Yorkshire Police said the assailant has been interviewed and will appear before a youth court “in due course.” They added that the incident has “been subject to thorough investigation” since it was reported the day after.

Previously, an “unconnected incident” on October 7 was also investigated at the time, where three pupils were interviewed. No further action was taken and it was referred to the school.

Almondbury Community School head teacher Trevor Bowen said the situation was being “taken extremely seriously.”

Unite Against Fascism’s Weyman Bennett said Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, known as Tommy Robinson, has inspired racist attacks, such as the van attack near a mosque in Finsbury Park last year, and claimed he is now inspiring children to attack other children.

He said: “The horrific attack on a young Syrian means we have to double our efforts to fight fascism and stop the poison destroying young lives.

“It is time to rip the mask from Tommy Robinson’s organisation and his link to Ukip to prevent it from happening on a bigger scale.

“It’s shocking that it has taken so long for this to come to light. Every school and college will have to find a way of protecting the victims of racism, and more importantly, preventing the attempts by the fascists to turn us on each other.

“Our enemy is not in the playground or our schools. It’s at the top of our society where they seek to divide us to conquer each.”

Mr Weyman said, to continue the trade unionist and socialist tradition of “saying No Pasaran”, a demonstration will take place on December 9.

2 thoughts on “British racist attack on Syrian refugee boy

  1. A YOUNG Syrian refugee who was attacked by a peer has said that he no longer feels safe at school after a second video of his sister being assaulted emerged.

    The video of his sister wearing a hijab being pushed down and shoved by a group, also at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield, was shared online on Wednesday. The family lawyer said the incident happened on Tuesday morning.

    West Yorkshire Police said they have been made aware of the second video and are looking for witnesses.

    A 16-year-old has been charged with racially aggravated assault after the initial video of the incident went viral. The footage shows him dragging and pouring water down the boy’s mouth, whose arm is already in a cast.

    The victim fled Syria with his family two years ago and said he now feels unsafe attending school following the incident in October.

    He said: “I woke up at night and just started crying about this problem. They think I’m different from them.

    “I don’t feel safe at school. Sometimes I say to my dad: ‘I don’t want to go to school any more.’ I was just crying and I didn’t do nothing because I respect the school rules.”

    A Facebook account belonging to the perpetrator has multiple posts shared from the page of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.


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