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Indian origin doctor stoned in racial attack (UK: Hindus attacked for the actions of Muslims)
Rediff.com ^ | August 9, 2005

Posted on 08/12/2005 6:23:48 AM PDT by Gengis Khan

An Indian origin doctor in Britain was pelted with stones and verbally abused by a gang of youths in a racially motivated attack following the London bombings.

Yashen Maharaj, 28, who was attacked on July 23, had worked as part of Medway National Health Service Trust's standby team to treat victims of the July 7 London bombings.

"The doctor was verbally abused and more disturbingly had missiles, including large stones and rocks thrown at him, one of which hit the doctor on the back," a hospital spokeswoman said.

Maharaj continued to attend his duties but declined to talks to newsmen.

The spokeswoman said: "Fortunately, the doctor was not seriously injured in the incident, but was extremely shaken and dismayed."

"The racial abuse from the youths was particularly disgusting, as it was aimed at the very people who, on the day of the bombings, were on standby as part of the Trust's London Emergency Planning procedure and could potentially have been needed to treat the very same victims from the bombings," she said.

"The Trust would like to make it very clear that it will not tolerate any racial abuse on any of its staff on or off the hospital premises, particularly in the tensions following recent terrorist events in London," she said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 77; hindu; india; london; londonattack; londonbombings; muslim; pakistan; racialattack; suicidebombings; uk
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Its evident from the name "Yashen Maharaj" is a Hindu.
1 posted on 08/12/2005 6:23:52 AM PDT by Gengis Khan
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To: Gengis Khan

English punks aren't known for their impressive brain power.


2 posted on 08/12/2005 6:25:28 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: sukhoi-30mki; Cronos; CarrotAndStick; razoroccam; Arjun; samsonite; Bombay Bloke; mindfever; ...

I knew this was comming.

Hindus would have to pay for the actions of Muslims.


3 posted on 08/12/2005 6:25:51 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: AppyPappy

Neither are American punks.

Some idiot here shot a Sikh after 9/11.


4 posted on 08/12/2005 6:27:45 AM PDT by Restorer (Liberalism: the auto-immune disease of societies.)
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To: Gengis Khan

part of the problem with a conflict with a religion is you cant tell who is a follower of the religion. It's like looking for a communist. I think a couple of thugs in the UK just dicovered that. How much you wanna bet they were drunk and just saw some foreign looking guy.


5 posted on 08/12/2005 6:28:26 AM PDT by minus_273
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To: Gengis Khan

skin color!

however some sikhs are violent too!


6 posted on 08/12/2005 6:30:24 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Gengis Khan

Perhaps we should send the NCAA over there to clean house...Oops, wrong Indians. Sorry.


7 posted on 08/12/2005 6:30:52 AM PDT by LeeHarvey
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To: Gengis Khan
Just wait till the economy craters....again. I'd be wary if I were of any nationality that wasn't part of a yob gang. What has happened will happen in LA and NYC.... each group that claims or desires to keep it's "ethnic roots or identity" and not assimilate into the host country will be seen as an "outsider"...and a threat.

When trouble threatens a country, those outsiders are made the scapegoat....as threats to the security of the country.

8 posted on 08/12/2005 6:33:01 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: Gengis Khan

Happens, unfortunately. Some guy here in Pennsylvania called me an Iraqi at the start of the war. I just could not stop laughing. Needless to say, that left him very confused.


9 posted on 08/12/2005 6:37:53 AM PDT by razoroccam (Then in the name of Allah, they will let loose the Germs of War (http://www.booksurge.com))
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To: Dick Vomer

Shouldn't you be drawing a distinction between Hindu-Sikh-Christian(Indians) "outsider" who form the richest community in the US and UK and have greatly contributed to the country's economy, and the Muslim(Pakistani-Arab) "outsiders" who become the poorest community and the biggest trouble makers anywhere they go?


10 posted on 08/12/2005 6:43:07 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: Gengis Khan
I notice that when Muslims kill white people it is termed terrorist attacks.

When white people seek revenge its termed "racial" attacks.
11 posted on 08/12/2005 6:55:30 AM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: Gengis Khan
I notice that when Muslims kill white people it is termed terrorist attacks.

When white people seek revenge its termed "racial" attacks.
12 posted on 08/12/2005 6:56:09 AM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: Gengis Khan

Perhaps the british government should make muslims wear some kind of marking on their lapel--perhaps a yellow crescent?--so travesties like this do not happen again.

:)


13 posted on 08/12/2005 6:57:13 AM PDT by spyderbarque (who farted?)
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To: Gengis Khan
So. . .are there no muslims with a "hindu" name?

Are there no non-muslims with a muslim names?


Interesting thing is, the article does not mention the religion of the victim, and that is telling.

When the victim is non-muslim and an apparent victim of an anti-muslim attack, the media ALWAYS makes this point very clear. They did not do so this time. Interesting.

I'll hold judgment on this one.
14 posted on 08/12/2005 7:01:39 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: R.W.Ratikal

Hmmm. . .good point.


15 posted on 08/12/2005 7:03:19 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: Gengis Khan
It's a very unfortunate incident, and a black eye for their community. Perhaps, they should pass out program guides to the locals just like the soccer games to show them how to distinguish between the different parties involved. I know this may sound absurd, but it is a viable option. Their soccer thugs after all...
16 posted on 08/12/2005 7:06:00 AM PDT by BayouCoyote (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: AppyPappy

Now you are "profiling" the English.

The same thing happened in Mesa AZ after 9/11 where a Hindu was murdered.


17 posted on 08/12/2005 7:23:44 AM PDT by Wil H
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To: Gunrunner2

"So. . .are there no muslims with a "hindu" name?

Are there no non-muslims with a muslim names?"

Muslims keep their names from the Koran, Hindus dont.
Hindus have (mostly)Sanskrit names. The Muslims never keep a Sanskrit name. For a Muslim, to keep a Hindu name instead of a Koranic name is akin to sacrilege.

In India most of the times you can easily figure out the religion or the eihnic community a person belongs to, just from the name. Most surnames in India are typical of a certain geographic region within India. And in case of Muslims, there names are almost always ......Arabic or Persian (both name and surname). And in India, only the Muslims keep Arabic names. You can always tell a Muslim from the name.

So you can be 100% certain "Yashen Maharaj" isnt a Muslim.


18 posted on 08/12/2005 7:30:06 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: R.W.Ratikal
" notice that when Muslims kill white people it is termed terrorist attacks.

When white people seek revenge its termed "racial" attacks."


A terrorist attack targets innocents of any race or religion. Suicide bombers kill Muslims, Jews, Christians, whites, blacks, Arabs or whoever happens to be around.

Racial attacks are targeted towards people of a specific ethnicity or skin color.

Hope this clears up your confusion.
19 posted on 08/12/2005 7:40:14 AM PDT by monday
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To: R.W.Ratikal
I notice that when Muslims kill white people it is termed terrorist attacks.

Go ahead and take a look at the pictures of the 9/11 victims. A lot of black, hispanic and Asian faces. Or maybe you should look at the victims of terrorism in Kashmir. Or Iraq. Or the dozens of black Africans who died in the embassy bombings in the 90's.

Terrorists don't really care what race their victims happen to be

When white people seek revenge its termed "racial" attacks.

Fine. We can call these little little jackals who attacked an innocent Indian doctor due to nothing more than the color of his skin terrorists, if you'd like.

20 posted on 08/12/2005 7:47:32 AM PDT by Modernman ("A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy." -Disraeli)
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To: Gengis Khan
"So you can be 100% certain "Yashen Maharaj" isnt a Muslim."

I think if I were Hindu in the UK I would consider having my name embroidered on a baseball cap and wear it in public, along with a Union Jack patch perhaps? Anything to make sure I wasn't mistaken for a Muslim.

Perhaps a moon and star patch with the circle slash through it? No Islam.
21 posted on 08/12/2005 7:47:43 AM PDT by monday
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To: Gengis Khan

Iceberg, Goldberg, it's all the same to me.


22 posted on 08/12/2005 7:48:25 AM PDT by johnb838 (In peace sons bury their fathers. In time of war, fathers bury their sons.)
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To: minus_273

Isn't this the Muslin's fault too? If they would practice their religion peacefully nobody would be being beaten up.


23 posted on 08/12/2005 7:50:16 AM PDT by johnb838 (In peace sons bury their fathers. In time of war, fathers bury their sons.)
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To: johnb838

No the Mooseslimes can't be held accountable for their actions. They are simply doing what their religion tells them to do.

We should all just offer ourselves up for slaughter so that they will have freedom of religion here and eventually be able to put the US under Shiara law (sp). In Britain too

/sarcasm off


24 posted on 08/12/2005 7:55:03 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: Gengis Khan
It doesn't really matter to those yobbos what distinctions we elitist upper crust people draw, now does it. You go into their pubs with a bunch of PC rhetoric and they're liable to take you out back and rearrange your face for YOU too.

It is said that it's only the middle class that has to worry about societal convention. The rich don't give a sh!t because they can buy their way out of trouble. The poor don't give a sh!t because they've got nothing to lose. It's a beautiful thing really. Sorry about the doctor.

25 posted on 08/12/2005 7:55:50 AM PDT by johnb838 (In peace sons bury their fathers. In time of war, fathers bury their sons.)
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To: Gengis Khan

A few Sikhs were attacked in the US following 9-11.


26 posted on 08/12/2005 7:57:00 AM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Gengis Khan

They probably didn't ask the fellow his name.


27 posted on 08/12/2005 7:57:10 AM PDT by johnb838 (In peace sons bury their fathers. In time of war, fathers bury their sons.)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

Isn't that "Sharia"? It sounds so nice. If I ever have a daughter, I'm going to name her "Sharia". /sarc.


28 posted on 08/12/2005 7:59:12 AM PDT by johnb838 (In peace sons bury their fathers. In time of war, fathers bury their sons.)
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To: Gengis Khan

I would recommend that all Indians wear red dots on their foreheads, so as to make it clear they are Hindus. Sikhs can wear their orange turbans but should have a sign saying "I am not a filthy Muslim" or something like that.


29 posted on 08/12/2005 7:59:14 AM PDT by montag813
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To: johnb838

Could be Sharia, my pig arab is rather rusty :)


30 posted on 08/12/2005 8:00:52 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: johnb838

There was a joke in India that the Americans are so poor in geography and general knowledge that they actually believe they have taken out OBL everytime they kill a Sikh. (something to that extent)

Now we might have a joke on the Poms.


31 posted on 08/12/2005 8:07:57 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: johnb838

.....or rather it was something like the CNN reporting on the possibilty of OBL being taken out everytime a Sikh was killed.


32 posted on 08/12/2005 8:11:41 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: montag813

Men dont wear dots.


33 posted on 08/12/2005 8:12:55 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: Gengis Khan
It may be timely to recall, that todays India, was comprised of Pakistan and Bangladesh, both of which, are now Muslin countries. Residents of all three countries are of the same descent.... Logic would seem to dictate, that some Indo-Indians, are Muslims....

The two countries, Pakistan and Bangladesh, were establisted, by Partition in 1947, following riots, between the Hindus and Muslims....
34 posted on 08/12/2005 8:53:27 AM PDT by thinking
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To: Gengis Khan

Interesting.

Can you tell me what sort of name "Asif Shoukat" is?

Thanks.


35 posted on 08/12/2005 9:05:03 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: Gengis Khan

>>There was a joke in India that the Americans. . .<<

Ethic profiling an entire nation?


36 posted on 08/12/2005 9:07:40 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: Gengis Khan

>>In India most of the times you can easily figure out the religion or the eihnic community a person belongs to, just from the name. <<

Hmmm. . .not true in the US, by the way.


37 posted on 08/12/2005 9:10:33 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: Gunrunner2

Can you tell me what sort of name "Asif Shoukat" is?


Muslim. (maybe Pakistani or Indian Muslim).


38 posted on 08/12/2005 9:10:55 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: Ciexyz

the turban probably didn't help.


39 posted on 08/12/2005 9:12:03 AM PDT by minus_273
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To: Gunrunner2
Hmmm. . .not true in the US, by the way.

I don't know about that, but then I am yet to meet a Christian with a name having Muhammad, Salim or Abdullah.

Even Tennessee Williams will attest to this! ;^)

40 posted on 08/12/2005 9:13:41 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Gengis Khan

Oh, yeah, we're in effect saying on this thread, multi-culti works, you just haveta have "impressive brain power" to tell the Injuns from the muzzle limbs! Otherwise, it's regular paradise!


41 posted on 08/12/2005 9:15:02 AM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Gunrunner2

And most probably Pakistani.


42 posted on 08/12/2005 9:15:38 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: CarrotAndStick
I have, but not spelled the same.

Also, you will meet many home-grown muslims with "American" names as well.
43 posted on 08/12/2005 9:20:54 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: Gunrunner2

"Ethic profiling an entire nation? "

Dont you guys make jokes on Hadji and Apu?


44 posted on 08/12/2005 9:25:20 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: Gunrunner2

Thats news! Muslims rarely use Anglicised or European or Roman names. Of course, they do have Jewish names like Joseph and Abraham in the Islamic form of Youseph and Ibrahim.

Is this what you mean by "American" names? Most Muslims who follow Islam don't use any name other than those from the Koran.


45 posted on 08/12/2005 9:25:44 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Restorer

Yep, some shanty white trash punks in Queens severely beat up a Sikh in Queens about 21/2 years ago calling him "Bin Laden."


46 posted on 08/12/2005 9:26:54 AM PDT by Clemenza (Intelligent Design Isn't Very Intelligent)
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To: Gengis Khan; CarrotAndStick

Disregard previous FReepmail.

Misread what you had stated.


47 posted on 08/12/2005 9:34:36 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: CarrotAndStick

Indeed it is news.

Seems for a few years now the Nation of Islam was all the rage and converts did indeed change their names.

However, converts do not always join the NOI, and are not always changing their names.


48 posted on 08/12/2005 9:36:53 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: Gengis Khan

This is just one that was reported. Many many others go quietly into the night

When the yobs and bovver boys go after the wogs, they really couldn't give a shit about the wog, whatever the religion. That's not why they're pounding the crap out of some poor schmuck - they crave the "ultra violence" as a precursor to the old "in-out" - it's like an aphrodisiac to them.

Yup, being called a Paki while getting stomped on is salt on the wound.


49 posted on 08/12/2005 11:23:11 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: thinking

>>The two countries, Pakistan and Bangladesh, were establisted, by Partition in 1947, following riots, between the Hindus and Muslims....

Thanks for that concise and precise historical lesson.

Who says Americans don't know squat?


50 posted on 08/12/2005 11:26:31 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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