One of our readers, Jalal, emailed us to inform us of what he believes is a hate crime. He was a friend of the victim, and this is what he had to say to us,
i want you to know of a hate crime that took place in the UK just a few days back, we had a mutual friend so I’m sending this to you,
A 16-year-old boy critically injured in an attack in a Northamptonshire village has died in hospital.
Adil Basharat, of Milton Keynes, was assaulted in Stratford Road, Deanshanger, at 1100 GMT on Friday.
He died in Milton Keynes General Hospital on Sunday morning. Police said they had received no indication that the attack was racially motivated.
A 21-year-old man and three men aged 19 have been charged with Adil’s murder and are due in court on Monday.
The men are from Deanshanger, nearby Cosgrove and Stony Stratford in Buckinghamshire, and will appear at Northampton Magistrates’ Court.
Police appealed for anyone with information to contact them.
A tribute page on Facebook to Adil has been visited by thousands of people, some of whom have been leaving photographs and messages about the teenager.
this has not been mentioned in the mainstream much but this WAS a hate crime, he was attacked for being a pakistani muslim. i am telling you this as a certified fact,
It would not surprise us if indeed this was a hate crime considering the pervasive atmosphere of Islamophobia and the rise of such anti-Muslim hate groups as the EDL in Britain and Europe in general.