Friday 23 August 2019

Scottish takeaway owner attacked by gang shouting 'anti-Muslim ISIS slurs'

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Sarah-Jane Murphy

A Scottish father remains in hospital after he and his wife were assaulted on Saturday night outside their takeaway in Fife, Scotland.

Mohammed Khalid (53) and his wife were in the process of shutting the Caspian Fast Food restaurant in Fife, in the early hours on Sunday morning when he was attacked by a group of approximately 15 men.

According to his family, the men racially abused Khalid and his wife, shouting anti-Muslim slurs about ISIS in relation to Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris.

He received serious eye injuries during the attack and was admitted to hospital.

Khalid’s wife sustained minor injuries in the incident.

Police and are working to identify the remaining attackers.

Khalid’s daughter, Shama, uploaded CCTV footage from outside of the to YouTube, in the hope of identifying some of the attackers.

However the footage has since been deleted.

“My parents have lived and worked in Fife for over 25 years and have never dealt with anything like this.

"Mum was saying that we have been here long before these boys were even born.

"Dad is a well known member of the community, and is very much respected.

"They are still recovering from the shock of the incident, it’s difficult to see them upset that this happened in a place they spent most their lives," she told Buzzfeed news.

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