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UK: Ian Brazier Arrested for “Ripping Veil” Off a Muslim Woman’s Face

What kind of man rips a veil off a woman’s face (via. Islamophobia-Watch):

Man arrested for attack on Muslim woman in Solihull

A Shirley man has been summoned to appear at Solihull Magistrates Court after he allegedly ripped a veil from a Muslim woman’s face in Touchwood.

Police reported that Ian Brazier, 26, had grabbed the victim, also 26, by her head and removed her face covering as she walked past the Disney store, on March 3. It’s alleged that he then threw the veil to the floor and left the shopping centre. A Solihull Police spokesman said the woman had not been physically harmed but was left severely shaken by the incident.

Officers tracked down Brazier following a CCTV image appeal. He will now appear at Solihull Magistrates on June 13.

Chief Inspector Kevin Doyle, from Solihull Police Station, said previously: “Reports of crimes like this are exceptionally rare both in Solihull and the wider West Midlands. We are treating this incident as a hate crime as we believe the woman was deliberately targeted because of her faith symbolised by her attire.”

Solihull News, 9 May 2012

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  1. I don’t care what religion you are, running up to someone and forcibly removing a piece of their clothing is WRONG. I’m pretty sure I’d get arrested for running up to a Catholic, ripping off their crucifix and throwing it on the ground, so this is perfectly understandable even if you’re a racist idiot.

  2. That’s assault…

  3. That’s assault…

  4. That’s assault…

  5. The charge should assault. He did put his hands on her! And Gregory, I totally agree. OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. The charge should assault. He did put his hands on her! And Gregory, I totally agree. OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. The charge should assault. He did put his hands on her! And Gregory, I totally agree. OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. She should have kneed him in the balls.

  9. Exactly…Sandy!

  10. I hope no one is protesting his arrest in the first place!

  11. he should be arrested he assaulted this woman the damn jerk

  12. Actually it is considered Battery…Assault is the threat of doing and battery is the act of the threat…Sooo he could be arrested for assault and battery if they want to get technical :)

  13. What the Hell is wrong with people??! If a woman covers her face who cares! It’s her life and it is not harming anyone or going to effect them in any way what so ever! Why can’t people like this just mind their own business! What if that was his sister or his daughter, would he want someone to assault her?!

  14. I am just happy no one has yet formed a religion whose adherents feel threatened by women covering their breasts in public. But now, of course, it is just a matter of time.

  15. I am just happy no one has yet formed a religion whose adherents feel threatened by women covering their breasts in public. But now, of course, it is just a matter of time.

  16. Somewhere on the internet, some moron is spinning this story to read that he “liberated” and “empowered” her.

  17. That is assult and battery if she seen him coming and was in fear of her safety. I hope he was jailed, his game his pain in the end.

  18. Here is my opinion as a gay Christian. A lot of people are afraid of islam and muslims because partly because of 911 and the terrorist stuff. The pro zionist movement in America has also assisted in the demonization of islam and muslims. Personally though, as a gay person I also realize that in a lot of ways Islam as a faith is under development and hopefully in a few hundred or thousand years will reach greater potential. I mean, to execute a homosexual in an arabic/muslim country, then to say to Allah the most merciful, “we were just following your orders” is naziistic to say the least. Still, I have read the Noble Qu’ran and I am impressed by it as a document, but I am just so into Jesus Christ and he is my hero. I am sad to see that anyone has to face discrimination or harassment for being who they are, but as a gay person I face that EVERY DAY. Still, I just hope for peace for this lady and for the guy who did it. I mean, to be filled with so much hate and fear to rip off someone elses attire in a public place.. very sad. It is ironic that I as a gay person am appaled at this, I doubt that any Muslims would stand up for my rights if they tables were turned. Oh well. Walk with God and Jesus and be safe from evil.

  19. Here is my opinion as a gay Christian. A lot of people are afraid of islam and muslims because partly because of 911 and the terrorist stuff. The pro zionist movement in America has also assisted in the demonization of islam and muslims. Personally though, as a gay person I also realize that in a lot of ways Islam as a faith is under development and hopefully in a few hundred or thousand years will reach greater potential. I mean, to execute a homosexual in an arabic/muslim country, then to say to Allah the most merciful, “we were just following your orders” is naziistic to say the least. Still, I have read the Noble Qu’ran and I am impressed by it as a document, but I am just so into Jesus Christ and he is my hero. I am sad to see that anyone has to face discrimination or harassment for being who they are, but as a gay person I face that EVERY DAY. Still, I just hope for peace for this lady and for the guy who did it. I mean, to be filled with so much hate and fear to rip off someone elses attire in a public place.. very sad. It is ironic that I as a gay person am appaled at this, I doubt that any Muslims would stand up for my rights if they tables were turned. Oh well. Walk with God and Jesus and be safe from evil.

  20. P Fitzgerald Chks
    /I am sad to see that anyone
    has to face discrimination or
    harassment for being who they
    are, but as a gay person I face that
    EVERY DAY./
    here i feel a bit controversy in ur comment. U r a christian,then how come u face such thing everyday? Christians r liberal in this case,then how come u face such trouble? R u living in a muslim state or what?

  21. P Fitzgerald – Uh, there are actually GAY MUSLIMS yanno. And I know plenty of Muslims who support gay rights and are vocal about it. The fact that you say “I doubt that any Muslims would stand up for my rights if the tables were turned” is proof that you ARE a hateful bigot and Islamophobe. You are attempting to win sympathy, but you really just sound like an asshole. I will tell you this, though – every time I hear some dumbass go on about how much Muslims hate gays when I know many who either support gay rights or don’t give two shits either way, I wonder why any of the ones who support gay rights choose to do so. You’re still making ignorant statements about them, they hardly owe you the courtesy of fighting for your right to do whatever the hell you want.

  22. A fundamentalist is a fundamentalist and no matter what, THEY ARE IDIOTS. Sometimes DANGEROUS idiots.

  23. douchebag is what he is.

  24. all things aside regarding faith, whatever a person chooses to wear based on their choices should be up to them and not ripped off because someone doesn’t like it. I’m sorry but as a woman I’m offended when guys tear at a piece of clothing we are wearing it’s disrespectiful

  25. Wow! Sounds like everybody is on the defense or offense! I was taught to believe a living being, no matter what, and who they are deserve respect. That may constitute a wide range of differences, and the desire to open your heart!

  26. I cant understand why people just cant live their own life and don’t poke into others. religious views, religious dressing, religious attending, religious eating or fasting whatever whatever is one’s own right unless it is affecting others. Veil is merely a dress and its purely one’s own decision what to wear and what not to. I think so its also against women’s right to guide them not to hide their sexuality, again its their personal matter. I can blame media too for creating such a hype against veil.

  27. I cant understand why people just cant live their own life and don’t poke into others. religious views, religious dressing, religious attending, religious eating or fasting whatever whatever is one’s own right unless it is affecting others. Veil is merely a dress and its purely one’s own decision what to wear and what not to. I think so its also against women’s right to guide them not to hide their sexuality, again its their personal matter. I can blame media too for creating such a hype against veil.

  28. This is just ridiculous. What makes someone think they can remove a piece of clothing off of some stranger? Would he do the same if she was wearing a bathing suit? Obviously this isn’t about religious values this is just morals. And this boy (he doesn’t deserve the term “man”) has none. That is all.

  29. It is similar to the case where the muslim yanked at the sign the atheist was wearing in the parade. It is a mild assault. Assault of any kind should be punished, not waved aside for the perp’s religion or state of drunkenness.

  30. P Fitzgerald Chks,

    what? ” I have read the Noble Qu’ran and I am impressed by it as a document”. seriously? so you think the opening of the 24th surah is impressive?

    “I doubt that any Muslims would stand up for my rights if they tables were turned.” how could that be if the koran is impressive?

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