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“Kill Muslims” sprayed on door of elderly disabled man in Bury

“Kill Muslims” sprayed on door of elderly disabled man in Bury

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Friday March 23 2018

An elderly disabled man has been left shaken after Islamophobic vandals sprayed “Kill Muslims” on his front door, The Bury Times reports.

The victim, Mr Syed Ali, who lives alone and lost his mobility in 2001 after an operation. He left to go to the shops at around 3 pm on Saturday (18th of March 2018) and when he returned he was shocked to find his front door was painted black. A neighbour further pointed out to him that the words “Kill Muslims” was also painted on.

He has said: “For two days I could not sleep. The doctor gave me Diazepam. I am very upset and very frightened. There has also been people coming into my back garden and drinking”.

The police came and took details from Mr Ali about the incident and of any worries and removed the hateful message from his front door.

Police community support officers also contacted Mr Ali and have said they will be patrolling the area to give Mr Ali and the wider community reassurance.

A spokesperson from the Greater Manchester Police gave details of the incident and urged people to come forward with information.

They said: “Between 10 pm on 16 March 2018 and about 3 pm on 17 March 2018 an unknown offender has graffitied racist and threatening comments on the door of a home…Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 quoting incident number 1570 of 17 March 2018. Hate crime will not be tolerated in Greater Manchester”.

They added: “To make a report of a hate crime, call 101 or use the True Vision online reporting form www.report-it.org.uk”.

The Greater Manchester Police Force reported 765 religiously aggravated incidents in 2016/17, an increase of more than 75% on the previous year (438).

It is important that anyone who believes they are in immediate danger from a prejudice-based hate crime should contact the police as soon as possible on 999. If not in immediate danger, or if you have suffered a prejudice-based hate crime in the past, then you can report it using the non-emergency number 101.

You can also – in addition to the police – report any Islamophobic hate crime to MEND’s Islamophobia Response Unit (IRU) here. This allows us to monitor levels of abuse and compile accurate data on the levels of Islamophobia.

The IRU can also help you contact and deal with the police (if you choose to do so), and signpost you towards free legal advice and emotional support that may be available.

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