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Elderly Muslim man fighting for his life after racist attack in Rotherham

Issue No. 2467

AN elderly Muslim man is fighting for his life after suffering what is thought to have been a racist attack as he walked to morning prayers.

Two men have been charged with assaulting 81 year old Mushin Ahmed on 10 August in the Eastwood area of Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

The attack followed a series of marches by racist and fascist groups trying to exploit an abuse scandal in the town (see page 5).

A friend, Mohammed Rashid, told a local newspaper, “He always wears the traditional robe and headgear and it’s possible, with some things that have been blamed on Muslims, that this is the reason he has been attacked.”

The Nazi Britain First group plans to demonstrate in Rotherham on Saturday 5 September. Rotherham Unite Against Fascism (UAF) is mobilising against it.

“Racist attacks happen when Nazi groups march because it gives confidence to racists,” said Phil Turner from Rotherham UAF.

“We must organise against them.”


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Tue 18 Aug 2015, 17:31 BST
Issue No. 2467
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