Muslim man knocked unconscious and home spray-painted with racist graffiti
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Tuesday June 27 2017
On the 23rd of June, Jamil Azam, 42, was reportedly attacked and left unconscious by a group of thugs that entered his home and left behind racist graffiti.
The father-of-four was working on the bathroom door when the attackers entered his home in Heckmondwike and struck him in the back of the head, leaving him knocked out.
Nothing was reported stolen, but a shocking message in the form of graffiti was left behind: “Cockroaches. We need a final solution #Manchester.”
In a statement to The London Economic, Mr Azam said: “My initial thought was that I had been burgled but to see what they had written really scared me.”
The use of the phrases “cockroaches” and “final solution” appear to be in reference to several controversial tweets made by Katie Hopkins concerning refugees and following the Manchester Arena attack, for which she was subsequently reported to the police.
Mr. Azam, who is currently recovering from concussion, stated that the incident has left him scared and frightened for the safety of his family: “I felt like they were sending me a threat and I have not slept properly since this happened.”
He added that: “These people say whatever they want but do not think about the consequences.
“This is not about freedom of speech: it is freedom of hate and it emboldens others in the same way as the words of Islamic hate preachers do.”
The incident is currently being investigated by the police, whom Mr Azam thanked for taking the incident so seriously.
Detective Inspector John Charlton, of Kirklees CID, said “We are taking the matter extremely seriously and we have increased our patrols in the area”.
He added “We are conducting extensive forensic enquiries in an effort to identify the person or people responsible and are continuing our enquiries locally.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police via 101 quoting crime reference 13170282561.