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7-year-old Pakistani-origin boy beaten up in US by classmates for being 'Muslim'

Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usman posted a picture of his son on Facebook with a sling on his arm. Photograph: (Facebook)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 13, 2016, 07.41 PM (IST)

A seven-year-old boy of Pakistani origin was allegedly beaten up by five classmates on a school bus in the US for being a Muslim, forcing the family to move back to Pakistan, media reports say.

Two-time Fulbright scholar, Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usman,  who uses data to prevent terror attacks, shared a post on Facebook with a picture of his son wearing a sling on his arm after he was attacked by fellow students in Cary, North Carolina. 

"Welcome to the United States of America of Donald Trump." he wrote as a caption  post on october 8, the International Business Times reported.

“Meet my son Abdul Aziz. He is in grade 1, bullied and beaten by his own classmates in school bus for being a Muslim." he continued.

Usmani  told The Huffington Post  they twisted his son's arm and called him "Muslim" over and over again.

"He was born and raised in the United States. He was born in Florida. As American as you can think of. He likes Captain America. He wants to be president of the United States of America," Usmani told The Huffington Post, while speaking from Pakistan.

The parents reported the incident to the school.

Lisa Luten, a spokeswoman for Wake County Public School System, told The Huffington Post that no students on the bus or the bus driver said they saw an altercation. 

She said the family didn't report that the students made references to Pakistan and Islam, however, an email the father sent to the school principal over what happened describes what was said to his son, The Huffington Post reported.


 

(WION)





 

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