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Syrian refugee thanks British public for support at protest

"Miquel Becker" (2020-07-05)


2 months agoA Syrian refugee who was 'waterboarded' in a bullying attack turned up at the scene of a protest outside his school today.

Jamal, 15, said 'thanks to everyone' as he arrived at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield to be greeted by 30 members of the public.

The youngster, who is alleged to have been head butted and had water squirted in his face in an attack captured on a shocking video, smiled as he was brought to the scene by his father.

He was surrounded by protesters showing support for his family in the wake of the incident, and just a few minutes later got back into a car which drove off.

He spoke after the total raised to support his family - who have said they want to move out of the area - hit £135,000. 

It is the first time Jamal has been seen in public and his family's lawyer said they are happy for him to be pictured.


















Jamal, 15, said 'thanks to everyone' as he arrived at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield


Mr Akunjee also said he is considering taking legal action against Tommy Robinson on the family's behalf after the water-boarding victim was wrongly linked by the former EDL leader to an attack on a schoolgirl.

'This is something that has just added to the terrible situation Jamal is in.'  

The protest was organised on Facebook by a group called 'British Asians' and in a post said that it wanted to 'show our support and demand answers.'

Imam Mohammed Pandor, from Batley, said: ‘This is a symptom of dis-obedience from young people against parents and school teachers. 






He was surrounded by protesters showing support for his family in the wake of the incident and just a few minutes later got back into a car which drove off


'Schools need to have more anti-bullying policies. 

‘We are satisfied that the teachers at this school are taking this matter seriously. 

‘And we will see how things progress from here. 

‘There were a lot of questions that we asked the teachers but I could not respond because of legal reasons. 

‘We are confident that the school and the council are giving support to the family. ‘




























The shocking video shows the moment a bully grapples with the Syrian boy on the floor and squirts water in his face


Earlier it emerged the boy's family said they will use more than £135,000 in donations from well-wishers to move to another area.

The boy, who escaped war torn Syria with his parents and sister, has suffered two years of bullying since they arrived in Huddersfield.

Now they want to leave the town and start a new life somewhere else because the level of abuse has got too much. 

So far more than £135,00 after a shocking video of an assault on the boy went viral, showing him being pinned down by his attacker, and water squirted in his face.


















The young Syrian boy was so distressed by the alleged bullying he said he woke up crying in the middle of the night 


The video filmed at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield sparked a national outcry and a huge outpouring of support after it was shared thousands of times on social media.

Later it was claimed his sister had also suffered bullying and had her headscarf ripped off in a school playground attack.

The family's lawyer says they are 'extremely grateful' for the amount raised, but will be using it to move out of their home.

Mr Akunjee told the MailOnline: 'They will be using this money to relocate from Huddersfield.




























The Syrian girl's headscarf is tugged at as she is shoved and falls down a grassy slope at school


'They don't want to live there anymore, the level of abuse the children have received has become too much. 

'It is early days on exactly where they will relocate to, but I have been advising them that they need to think about that now.