A UK MUSLIM teenager who suffered a slew of sickening racial (What ‘race’ is Islam?) taunts at school told how he experienced ‘sudden jihad syndrome’ moments before threatening a fellow student with a knife. Hassaan Mansoor, aged 17, snapped after ‘bullies’ at Garnock Academy called him a “terrorist.”
Daily Record Mr Mansoor, of Howat Crescent in Irvine, was warned that because his mother wore a headbag she would be stabbed if she came to school. Appearing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, he was spared jail and given a year’s supervision and told to serve 130 hours of unpaid work.
Outside court, an emotional Mr Mansoor said: “The abuse had been going on for so long but nobody did anything about it. “It was totally out of character and it only happened because of what they had been doing to me for so long.” Mr Mansoor was the only Muslim at 1300-pupil Garnock Academy in Kilbirnie. (Otherwise he would have been part of a Muslim gang intimidating non-Muslim students)
The court heard that his knife threat came after “prolonged and horrific racist (What ‘race’ is Islam?) bullying” in the classroom and canteen. The distraught 17-year-old told how younger students would ask if he carried a bomb in his bag after they had heard rumors saying that was why the school alarm went off. He eventually turned on one of his tormentors in December 2012 after school authorities ignored his complaints about racism (What ‘race’ is Islam?) and bullying.
Aamer Anwar, defending, said: “In this situation we were dealing with a young man in a school which failed to take any action when it was aware of racism (What ‘race’ is Islam?). “Secondly, the school actually aggravated the situation and most of the time was simply unaware of what was happening.” “On a daily basis he was subjected to abuse because of his religion or the color of his skin (He’s white) but thought if he complained it would make matters worse.
“He was subjected to repeated intimidation and abuse, including being called Al Qaeda, terrorist and Paki bastard, and this led to his becoming even more isolated at school.” The lawyer added: “He was repeatedly told that his religion was shit (It IS) and humiliated in front of other pupils. “On each and every occasion no one intervened. (Why should they, all kids get teased at one time or another)
Describing the school authorities as being “in denial”, Mr Anwar added: “We have heard of no action or even an investigation against these thugs who tormented this young man on a daily basis. “What is sad is that, while Hassan has been punished, those who committed criminal acts against him are free to carry on.” (Sticks and stones will break my bones…… Grow a pair, crybaby)