London: Islamophobia is spreading like a dangerous disease across the globe with people turning inhuman and racists towards the Muslim community.
Recently a 28-year-old Indian-origin student in the UK was attacked in return for defending a Hijab-clad woman according to the media reports.
Rickesh Advani, a political science student at Cambridge University, was racially attacked in return by a white man whom he confronted watching him comment on a Muslim woman, and shouted at him “ Brexit, go home”, Cambridge News reported.
The white man passed on a sexist remark on a female patient who bent over to put her bag down. Advani stood up to the man when he heard him saying “spread ’em” and to “get your t*** out,” but it only turns out that sexist comment was not for the female patient but another Hijab-clad Muslim woman.
The shocking video footage shows Advani being told to “pipe down”, before the man shouted ‘Brexit, go home’.
“I was absolutely disgusted by what I had heard and couldn’t believe that in 2018 people can be so bigoted. At the very first opportunity I told him to politely stop and hoped that would be the end of it,” Advani said.
“Any reasonable human in that situation would have accepted his wrong but he became unnecessarily aggressive to me,” Advani, he says none of the patients in surgery room or anyone else stood up to the racist abuse.
“I was very shocked that I was the only one that stood up and said ‘no this is not right’ says Advani.
Even when I asked someone to call the police, everyone just sat there and I hoped people would stick up for something so wrong,” he said.
“Investigations continue. No arrests have been made,” says a report.
Meanwhile, the Cornford House Surgery has also apologized for the incident.
Simon Gridley, a surgery manager at Cornford House Surgery, wrote in a letter to him: “I would like to apologise for our handling of the racial abuse you received on that day. My colleague mentioned that you felt you were unfairly treated as you (were made to feel) that you were the guilty party, when you had, quite rightly, stood up for another member of the public.
“I know an apology is NOT the same as getting it right the first time, but again, I sincerely apologise.”