Christian attacked by Muslims in Derbyshire for ‘having poppies on car’


It has been reported that a Christian was attacked by Muslims in Derbyshire for wearing poppies on his car. 

The story appeared in The Daily Mail, along with a number of other outlets.

According to the Mail:

A Christian of Pakistani origin claims he had his nose broken by a gang of Muslims who attacked him for displaying a cross and poppies on his car.

Tajamal Amar, 46, who fled Pakistan to escape violence, also suffered several lacerations to the head and body after being knocked out cold outside a fast food restaurant.

The food delivery driver believes that a group of Muslims were responsible for the assault outside the Red Chilli restaurant in Littleover, Derbyshire, on October 20.

He claimed that the men had taken offence as he proudly displayed two large poppies on his silver Toyota, which also had a cross dangling from the rear-view mirror.

The father-of-one was knocked unconscious and rushed to Royal Derby Hospital, where he woke up five hours after the attack at around 8.45pm.

He believes that he was hit on the top of the head, and then was beaten further as he lay on the floor.

Mr Amar, of Derby, said: ‘Several times, local Pakistani people in Derby havetaken offence from the fact that I am Christian.

‘When they first find out, many stop talking to me. My wife and I have often been shunned.

‘On the day of my attack the visible display of a cross in my car and two poppies just below the front bonnet, triggered the violence against me.