Islamic thugs jailed thanks to actions of courageous Muslim
When Edris Nosrati, above, saw a gang of drunken thugs attack strangers in Liverpool for being ‘white non-Muslims’ he sprang into action, calling the police and wrestling one of the attackers to the ground.
According to this report, the 35-year-old, originally from Iran, was one of several people targeted in March of last year by Faruq Patel, Amin Mohmed and Mohammed Patel but avoided being attacked by them when he proved he was a Muslim.
This week a judge at Liverpool Crown Court, Louise Brandon, said Mohammed Patel:
Confirmed those targeted that night were targeted because they were white and non-Muslim.
Mohmed cried as he was jailed for 42 weeks. Mohammed and Faruq Patel received 42 and 18 weeks respectively in a young offenders institution.
Nosrati said he feared Amin Mohmed, Mohammed Patel and Faruq Patel were ISIS terrorists when they made him prove he was Muslim. He added:
I wanted to stop them … I felt a responsibility to find them and arrest them. They were asking people for Muslim words and just punching out at Christian people. It was something really terrible, something really, really nasty. It’s not fair that these three guys did something really stupid.
Maybe tomorrow people will be thinking of other Muslims and thinking they have the same idea or mentality, but everyone is different. That kind of thing – what religion you have, or what political group you like, that is personal and nobody should be attacked because of it.
Liverpool Crown Court heard that Mohmed, 24, and Mohammed, 20, admitted punching Gary Bohanna and kicking him in the groin when he revealed he was Christian.
Faruq, 19 laughed as he filmed Mohmed punching St Helens councillor Paul Lynch to the ground, as his terrified girlfriend tried to protect him.
Faruq, who was not convicted of a racial or religious motive, only admitted recording the final attack on Lynch. According to this report, which has more graphic details of the brutal attacks, Andrew Costello, defending Faruq, said his “ashamed” client was “very drunk” but maintained he did not hit anyone or use racial abuse.
However, Nosrati said:
I had seen one of these men just making videos. From every single attack he made a video. When police arrived, the guy he was really relaxed. He was smart. He was looking at his phone. I thought he might be deleting the videos. I tried to take the phone from his hand.
He didn’t let me take it and with the mobile he punched me in my face. I put him in a headlock and dropped him to the ground and I took the mobile.
Nosrati said he gave the phone to a policeman and convinced him to look at a video, saying: “Watch this.”
He said the officer said “fucking hell, look at that” and called over a colleague, before they arrested the group.
Counter-terrorism officers raided the three men’s homes in Bolton after the incident on March 20 last year, but are not thought to have found anything incriminating.
Mohmed, of Perendale Rise, Bolton, and Mohammed, of Eastbank Street, Bolton, admitted racially or religiously aggravated assault causing actual bodily harm.
The pair, along with former Liverpool John Moores University student Faruq, of Crumpsall Street, Bolton, also admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and affray.
Nosrati, who came to Liverpool from Iran eight years ago, owns King Taco, a Mexican takeaway in Hawthorne Road, Bootle . He also works for Tesco and said he had received lots of messages from colleagues and friends praising his actions.
They were really nice to me. I’m really proud of what I did.