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Man to be sentenced for threatening Muslim toddler and family

Man to be sentenced for threatening Muslim toddler and family

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Monday June 27 2016

The Daily Record reports on the court appearance of a man who verbally abused a Muslim toddler as he played in the garden of his uncle’s house in Carmyle, Glasgow in April.

Two year old Muhammad Sudais was adopted by his uncle after losing both his parents and younger brother in a gas explosion in Pakistan. Muhammad moved to his uncle’s home in Glasgow in 2014 and was affectionately known as ‘Scotland’s baby’.

On 29 April, Muhammad was playing in the garden of his uncle’s house when James Conner, 67, was heard shouting over the garden fence “I’m going to f***ing bomb you and your house.”

Conner was caught on a neighbour’s CCTV cameras yelling at the boy and his family saying he was going to “f***ing kill that child” and that they should “f*** off back to where you come from”.

Conner was arrested after CCTV images from the footage were published in the local press.

Conner pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment intended to cause alarm or distress. Appearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday, his sentencing was deferred. Conner could face a six months custodial sentence for the offence.

Muhammad Sudais’s uncle, told the Daily Record: “Our family would to thank our neighbours and the people of Carmyle and Scotland for their love and sympathy.

“We would like to thank Police Scotland and the wonderful journalists for highlighting this incident.

“Without your help the result would not have been the same.”


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