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Racism behind Iranian girl attack in UK?
  Iran will take all necessary measures against British government should racial prejudice proves to be the main reason behind the attack on veiled Iranian Muslim girl in the UK.
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Tuesday 19 April 2011 14:11
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Iranian student Zahra Kazemi Saleh was attacked after she refused to remove her hijab in London on April 13, 2011.
BFnews: Mehr news agency quoted Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mahmoud Mollabashi as saying on Monday: Iran's scientific attaché in the United Kingdom, Dr. Alireza Salehi, is pursuing an extensive investigation into the attack on the Iranian Muslim girl. The Tehran government will take legal actions in case racist motives are explained as the main reason behind the assault.

On April 13, London resident Zahra Kazemi Saleh was attacked by four young British women as she was going home from school.

The Iranian member of the Islamic Student Association was attacked in broad daylight by the girls who did not like Zahra's refusal to take off her hijab.

Zahra sustained facial injuries in the encounter, which is not the first act of violence against a Muslim in Europe.

London's Muslim Student Council condemned the attack, and blamed the British government for supporting the spread of Islamophobic opinions in the country.

the council said in a statement: [The] Muslim Student Council strongly condemns this heinous Islamophobic crime of hatred and ignorance. Furthermore, we demand the Home office to take action to bring the attackers to justice and sentence them accordingly and set an example in the society to get the message out there that such crimes are not tolerated in a Multicultural society. Finally, we all at the Muslim Student Council pray for our sister's speedy recovery.

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