Not A Hate Crime Video: East London Asian Gang Attacks White American Because He Was Drinking Beer On The Street?
AN East London gang has attacked an American man who was drinking beer on the street.
The attackers are Asian.
Francesco Hounye, 22, is not Asian. He’d been drinking in Brick Lane. He was on his way home to a friend’s flat.
Scotland Yard said this is not a hate crime. Mr Hounye was targeted simply because he was “obviously not local”.
Got that? Not a hate crime.
The gang, says the Times, look a lot like a so called Muslim patrol, who maraud the area, purging it of un-Islamic women, gays and drinkers. There is not proof they are. The Mirror makes no mention of the world “Muslim” in its report.
The top Comment on the Daily Mail says:
Brick Lane/Tower Hamlets is purely an Asian area, that’s why he was targetted, thanks to pc policies areas that were previously safe are not any more.
The BBC makes no mention of Islam. Neither does the Evening Standard.
Mr Hounye says:
“As a result of this incident I am now scared to go out on my own in London. I am a visitor to the UK and was considering continuing my studies here but this incident has made me think twice. I feel very emotional about the whole situation. I also now face the rest of my life with the permanent scarring that will be left on my face as a result of this attack. Every time I look in the mirror from now on I will be reminded of this incident.”
Detective Constable Ben Mott, says of the non-hate crime:
“We believe the suspects picked a fight with the victim as he was obviously not from the local area and they took exception to the fact that he was a bit different. The victim has an Italian accent, his own style of dress and mannerisms and, when challenged by the Asian males, answered them back. They retaliated by grabbing the bottle and launching a vicious attack that has left him scarred for life. He had come to the UK to enhance his studies and has been left so shocked and horrified by what happened that he feels unsafe and is unsure if he wants to stay here. The CCTV footage is exceptionally clear and I believe the suspects to be local. I would ask people to please look closely at the faces of the attackers and help us identify them. I am positive someone would know who they are from looking at the footage.”
Such are the facts…