A recent brutal and racist attack on an Asian man in a city park prompted the Oxford Labour Muslim Network to call for condemnation from Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council.
For once, it’s not the usual suspects! Makes a nice change.
In a statement the group said: “Hate crimes do not take place in a vacuum, bigotry flourishes when our politicians, elected officials and public figures create an environment where bigotry and hate is normalised.”
So, this ‘Asian man’ was assaulted by people wearing Conservative rosettes, or MAGA baseball caps, was he?
On Saturday, July 14, a 35-year-old Asian man was walking through Bury Knowle Park in Headington at about 7pm when he was confronted by a white man and woman pushing a buggy.
The man racially abused the victim before swinging three punches into his head, knocking him to the ground.
The victim was left with a broken nose and possible fractured cheek bone and was taken to hospital.
Sergeant Christopher Ball described it as ‘an unprovoked assault.’
Hnnn. No mention of why this is classed as a ‘racist’ attack? No motive suggested for why a couple with a small child might launch an ‘unprovoked attack’ on a stranger?