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Anti-Muslim attacks on students

Issue No. 2177

A series of brutal attacks on Asian students at City University in north London has underlined the vicious consequences of rising anti-Muslim racism.

In the latest attack, a group of young men attacked a number of Muslim students on Thursday of last week, leaving four with stab wounds and two others badly injured.

The Federation of Student Islamic Societies reported that this was one of a series of attacks on young Muslims in the area.

It said that the students were racially abused before being attacked.

Earlier in the week another student suffered a fractured skull when he was attacked leaving a Muslim prayer room.

Three men have been questioned in relation to last Thursday’s attacks.

Weyman Bennett, joint secretary of Unite Against Fascism, said, “We warned that the rise of the British National Party (BNP) would lead to more attacks on the streets.

“Putting BNP leader Nick Griffin on Question Time has given succour to every racist thug in the country.

“Now we see Asians getting set upon and stabbed by people spouting hatred against Muslims.

“We urgently need to unite all communities to stand together, reject this racist poison and drive out the fascist BNP.”

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