Monday, January 15, 2007

Reason #54,678 to end BBC funding

The under-resourced BBC reports on a horrific attack on a Swindon schoolboy.

The boy suffered serious head injuries when he was battered with a hammer on Thursday afternoon. She (his mother) told the BBC the men attacked the boy and then another got out a hammer and starting hitting him. "He fell to the floor and asked them to stop, but they kept kicking him. The boy tried to get up but they kept hitting him, then suddenly they all ran away."
A family statement released through the hospital said: "Our son has had major surgery to his head and he is in a stable condition. Our priority at the moment is to get him better."

In a letter to parents the school said the "extreme incident" was a challenge to the strength of friendship and community at Ridgeway School. "It is important we don't give in to prejudice or accept rumour as truth."
Police have arrested eight male youths aged between 14 and 20 in connection with the incident.

Right wing hate-paper, The Guardian, provides a liitle more colour.

Furious parents have staged a protest at the school where a 15-year old boy suffered severe head injuries after being attacked by a gang of men with a hammer. Around 20 parents, who believe that the attack on the white schoolboy by a group of Asian men was racially motivated, refused to leave Ridgeway school in Wroughton, near Swindon, until they saw the headteacher, Mr Colledge.

The parents said that a gang called the 'Asian Invasion' was behind a campaign of bullying at the school, and demanded that security guards be employed to protect pupils.
The victim, Henry Webster, was allegedly pinned down on the school tennis courts and hit repeatedly with a claw hammer during the incident. Some parents said they would not be sending their children back to the school until they were happy it was safe.

But Laban Tall digs in the local press and finds even more colour,

"I am one of the pupils and i know full well why they made they attack, the "asian invasion" want to be the new maffia, the kids in our year and school are always bragging about their cousins fights and how they aren't to be messed with; thus thinking this, they think they are above everybody else and can do what they like. At school they are given VIP treatment, they say jump and the teachers say "how high," and the reason why they did this to Henry was because they barged into one another, accidental, in the corridor at morning break. Whilst three of the year nines (apart of the asian invasion) were provoking a fight, Henry laughed at them and tried walking away, with the three of them still at it, he pushed them off of him and carried on walking. Then the three boys contacted their families and suddenyl the push turned into a "punch" to the face because he was pakistani.So tell me, this isn't racially motivated and that was a decent reason to do what he did.

"From Ridgeway Pupil at 2.03: I find it disguisting that all he has been given is GBH. I attended school on friday and through whatever means (internet and work of mouth) these older Asian Invasioners said "if we see your face on the news or name in the papers, we will do the same to you and it will be worse." Students are too scared to attend school, whitnesses (200+) are tramatised and parents are outraged. This has been going on for long enough, it started off they physically and verbally bullied the younger white boys, they then brought knives into school, they taunted other indian boys who aren't apart of the gang, calling them "white wannabes" and betrayers, and only a couple a months ago one of their dads assulted a teacher and put a kid in hospital. All linked, all formulating from racism and never ever named and shamed. Nothing was done when a cousin who was in their 20s broke a year 11s jaw so i ask you, if they get away with this AGAIN what will be next? Death is what. The head has quoted on a day to day basis of the running of Ridgeway, there is no racism, which is complete and utter bull. It infuriates me that the teachers try brainwashing everybody who isnt apart of this group that it isnt racism when we try voicing about this group, bu the minute they accuse any others of racism, numerous people are expelled and excessive, unneeded action is ALWAYS taken. It infuriates me completly and the school are too scared to take fair a just action against them incase they are labelled "racist." They have the upper hand of this school and they controll the running of it, it isnt fair and it had gone on long enough.Either they go, or i know alot of other students a I will go elsewhere.

Heavily-resourced local newspaper, This is Wilshire, has a bunch of revealing comments,

In a separate incident, the BBC is quick to provide full details of an even more horrific hate crime, involving the heinous and unprovoked removal of a scarf,

A man who racially abused a Muslim woman and then tried to rip off her veil is being hunted by police.

The BBC operates a policy of not reporting racially-motivated crime where the perps are non-white for fear of aggravating community tensions. Fair enough? There is an argument somewhere here, though where it leaves the BBC as a neutral reporter of the facts, i don't know.

However if this really is the official line, then it should apply to all racial attacks. The fact that the crimes of whites are gleefully reported smacks of hypocrisy and a political agenda. And the BBC just cannot afford to have an agenda when it drains the taxpayer of 3.5 billion each year.

hat tip; Laban Tall