ATTACKS ON SAUDIS AT UK UNIVERSITY INCREASE

A spate of attacks on Saudi students has occurred in the University of East Anglia (UEA). President of the UEA’s Islamic Society,

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A spate of attacks on Saudi students has occurred in the University of East Anglia (UEA). President of the UEA’s Islamic Society, Kaleem Ullah, allegedly witnessed a racially motivated assault at the Norwich campus involving 12 young students. He witnessed an assault on his Muslim friends as they walked from the Sports Park to Bluebell Road. They were ambushed, and the sole reason for the ambush was to beat them violently, and the attack was definitely racially-motivated. The incident took place only 3m from the university premises and was one of a series of attacks happening at that very location on each of the weekends for the last month. Police and university officials said that they had only been aware of few racial incidents. Sgt Ian Fox, head of Norfolk police’s central area domestic violence and hate-crime unit, stated: “We are concerned, there are reports of an increase in racist attacks at the UEA which are not reflected in reports made to police. Since the beginning of November we have had one racially aggravated assault at the UEA reported to us.”