ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Radical thugs attacking Christians in Liverpool were stopped and brought to justice by a Kurdish man who helped the police to arrest the group.
Edris Nosrati, 35, originally from Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) told Kurdistan 24 how he helped the local police to arrest a group of an anti-Christian gang.
He mentioned that a year ago, he was going back home at 3:00 am late night after spending the night out with friends. On his way, he saw three people attacking a white Christian man with his girlfriend in Bold Street.
“I couldn’t control myself and went to them, telling them it’s not fair three people attacking one man,” said Nosrati, stating the group started asking him if he is a Muslim.
After he defended the Christian man, he was asked by the group if he knows Islamic words. After Nosrati replied with a well-known Arabic phrase, the group told him that he can pass.
“What the group was doing was very dangerous,” he added, stating he did not feel comfortable to go without doing anything, suspecting them to be part of a terrorist organization. “I called the police right away and followed the group after they left the street.”
He explained that his cell phone’s battery died as he saw the group attacking more Christians in the neighborhood.
Liverpool Crown Court heard Amin 24, Mohammed 20 admitting to punching people and kicking them in the groin after realizing they are Christians. Faruq 19 was not convicted of racial or religious motive but admitted that he was filming his colleague while questioning and punching people.
“I saw the three men were just filming videos from every single attack the group carried out against Christians,” he told Kurdistan 24.
“When police arrived, the guy was so relaxed and was looking at his phone. I thought he might be removing the films he recorded. I tried to take his phone from his hand, with his mobile. He punched me in the face,” Nosrati added.
The Kurdish man put the attacker in a headlock, dropped him on the ground and took the mobile to police asking them to watch the videos.
“I receive many praising messages about the incident. As a Kurdish person, I’m really proud of what I did,” Nosrati noted.
Amin was jailed for 42 weeks. Mohammed and Faruq received 42 and 18 weeks respectively in a young offenders institution.
He hoped that the actions of the group would not make people around the world paint all Muslims with the same brush.
The Kurdish man moved from Rojhelat to Liverpool nine years ago. He owns King Taco, a Mexican takeaway in the town of Bootle.
Editing by Ava Homa