Assault video: Racism is well and truly alive in the UK
The disgusting video showing two or three teens battering some younger kid in Bradford has been a trending topic nationally.
It started showing up on my news feed and the groups who had posted it up were just groups who were EDL or affiliated with them (some of my friends shared them from their page – knowingly or unknowingly I don’t know).
The video had been downloaded and shared by the groups who were calling it a racist crime – even though police said it was probably wasn’t.
Britain First, who once ‘invaded mosques’ in Bradford, shared the video and told people to share it so ‘police could catch them’. This was TWO HOURS AFTER the boys had already been arrested. So this obviously led me to believe these people were just sharing the video to provoke.
On one EDL page, one person called for others to go ‘p*** bashing’, which meant beating up random Pakistanis out on the streets. The comment was Liked a couple of times.
Some other comments left by people (which I screenshot and have saved on my computer), included vile racist comments like:
“Set those smelly P*** b******* on fire”
“Foreign c**** burn the lot of them”
“Filthy f****** immigrants”
I don’t even have to prove these comments were made, anyone can see comments like these on the videos themselves. But are people that hypocritical now that they watch a video in which someone is being racist, then start being racist in retaliation? It is sick.
And as someone from Bradford I am sickened by the actions of these youths. They do not represent anyone but themselves.
By Riaz Hussain, Bradford.