Amid reports of Muslim families pulling their children out of mainstream schools owing to the fear of bullying and being called terrorists by other children, a young Muslim boy has been beaten up in yet another Islamophobic incident that reportedly took place in the United Kingdom.
In a video making rounds over the internet, three bullies can be seen viciously attacking a Muslim boy as a fourth one looks on, laughing and filming the incident.
“Get on your knees and pray to Allah,” one of the attackers can be heard as saying while continuing to assault the young boy.
The video, shot in the Feltham town of west London, has drawn the ire of several social media users – both Muslims and non-Muslims – ever since it was uploaded on Monday.
Condemning the cowardice incident, they wrote:
We don’t warn about Islamophobia because they’re just another minority that needs protection from discrimination.
We warn about Islamophobia because they’re *THE* minority most urgently in need of protection.
No other minority faces a near Holocaust-era existential crisis.
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) September 11, 2018
This should be reported, immediately!
— Carol❤Palestine (@CarolHakios) September 12, 2018
“Three racist bullies heading for a life in prison,” wrote another user.
Three racist bullies heading for a life in prison.
— David Booth (@dbooth3) September 12, 2018
As the video continues to circulate over social media, the authorities have not responded to the incident so far.