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71-year-old Muslim seriously assaulted outside Kilmarnock mosque

17 July 2011 General 6 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Police at Kilmarnock are continuing enquiries and appealing for information after an elderly man was seriously assaulted in the early hours of Friday 15 July 2011.

The 71-year-old Asian man was discovered with serious facial injuries around 0130 hrs on Friday 15 July 2011 outside the Community Mosque in Hill Street, Kilmarnock. It is believed that he was attacked prior to opening the Mosque for a prayer session and was discovered by two fellow members of the Mosque who informed the emergency services.

The injured man was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries. Hospital staff describe his condition as stable.

Chief Inspector Wilson Brown at Kilmarnock Police Office said: “This is a despicable act of violence carried out on a defenceless man. At this time there would appear to be no motive for this attack however we can’t rule out the possibility of it being racially motivated.

“It is believed that the man was attacked prior to him opening the Mosque and it is not known how long he may have been lying on the ground injured before two fellow members discovered him.

“At the time that the injured man was discovered by his fellow members of the Mosque, another two young men approached them to assist. Unfortunately these two men left prior to police arrival and I’d like to ask them to contact police immediately as it is vital that we speak to them.

“I also urge anyone who has any information which could assist us in tracking down the person or persons responsible for this sickening attack to contact police.

Anyone with information should contact Kilmarnock Police Office on 01563 50500 or alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.

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6 Comments »

  1. What the heck is happening to Kilmarnock this was a nice quiet area.

  2. Old people and children are a cowards first choices.

  3. These kinds of brutal and senseless attacks on individuals have got to be stopped and assailants prosecuted to the fullest extent that our laws allow to send a clear message that hatred based on prejudice and ignorance does not pay, it does not solve problems, it makes coexistence and respect for others all the more difficult. This is NOT the American way or the values we were brought up with.

  4. This is terribly sad. It is sad for the poor man who was assaulted and sad for the men who assaulted him, that they will remember all their lives their cowardly deed. I pray the elderly man recovers soon and returns to his loving community where he is so obviously needed and respected.

  5. The reality is that the infection of Islamophobia got its start in the Netherlands long before the 9-11 attacks. In the context of “debates” about immigration in Europe in the early 1990s – the Dutch “debate” went Islamophobic.

    again – there is no attempt by Muslims to impose Islam on the Netherlands, America or the Western world.

    According to Dutch media, there were 14 attacks on mosques in the Netherlands last year, and 16 attacks in 2009.

    I wonder, also what part Geert Wilders and his trips around the Western world to radicalize others with his hateful myths about Muslims in his own country (which there is NO truth to) have caused this violence.

  6. what a shame Muslims are peaceful why would they attack an old man who is going to pray? But he doesn’t have to worry ALLAH will punish them.
    ALLAHO AKBAR

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