Tehran pursuing attack on veiled Iranian student in UK

April 20, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mahmoud Mollabashi has said that Iran is pursuing attack on a veiled Iranian student in Britain.

“Iran’s attaché is inquiring about the incident. If it turns out that the incident has been a racial attack and the Iranian student has been assaulted because of her nationality, Iran will show reaction,” Mollabashi told reporters on Monday.
On April 13, London resident Zahra Kazemi Saleh was attacked by four young British women as she was going home from school.
The Iranian member of the Islamic Student Association was attacked in broad daylight by the girls who did not like Zahra’s refusal to take off her hijab. She suffered facial injuries in the attack.
London’s Muslim Student Council condemned the attack, and blamed the British government for supporting the spread of Islamophobic opinions in the country.

[The] Muslim Student Council strongly condemns this heinous Islamophobic crime of hatred and ignorance. Furthermore, we demand the Home Office to take action to bring the attackers to justice and sentence them accordingly and set an example in the society to get the message out there that such crimes are not tolerated in a multicultural society. Finally, we all at the Muslim Student Council pray for our sister’s speedy recovery,” the council said in a statement sent to Press TV.