Muslim pupils suspended over online threats to kill ‘UK troop supporter’ classmateBy ANI
Thursday, November 18, 2010
LONDON - A white girl and five Muslim students have been suspended from the Sidney Stringer Academy in Coventry after they threatened to kill one of their classmates for his facebook comments in which he paid tribute to the UK soldiers who lost their lives while defending Britain.
On November 11, Darius, whose father is Asian, wrote on Facebook: “RIP to all the lads who never made it home.” He also posted two pictures showing British troops on Armistice Day.
The gang of 12-year-old pupils had reportedly threatened 13-year-old Darius Gill with knuckle-dusters and knives for his support. One of them reportedly posted a picture of him holding an AK47 rifle and threatened to hijack a plane.n November 12, one of the accused wrote: “You better watch what the **** flies outta ya mouth. Or I’ma hijack a plane and fly it into your house, burn your apartment with your family tied to the couch. And slit your throat, so when you scream, only blood comes out.”
According to the Daily Mail, more students belonging to a self-styled ‘Muslim Defence League’ celebrating British deaths in Afghanistan supported the campaign.
Following his comments, Darius was tagged as ‘racist’, and there were online conversations between the two accused who discussed what they should do to deal with Darius.
One of them criticised him on Facebook for failing to acknowledge the dead Muslim soldiers in the Middle East.
One of them wrote: “Fight on Monday gonna be heavy knuckle dusters and knifes hopefully I don’t die,’ while the other student replied saying, “I’ll bang [attack] him ma slef [myself] am a terrorist.”
Meanwhile, Darius has said that Remembrance Day honoured British troops and added that that he was only paying tribute to his great-great uncle, who died aged only 17 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
The main six pupils face expulsion from school for their threat messages, the paper said. (ANI)