Dec 29 2010
HINT: The thugs are described as being ‘Asian’ or ‘Mixed race,’ but we all know these are just British code words for MUSLIMS.
UK DAILY MAIL–A former serviceman was ambushed and beaten up by drunken thugs simply because he was wearing an RAF blazer and poppy. Anthony O’Brien was preparing for a comrade’s funeral when the two teenage yobs shouted at him: ‘Blow up all soldiers – death to all soldiers’. The pair – described as being of Asian or mixed race – then headbutted and punched the 69-year-old to the floor.
He managed to stagger home to raise the alarm and was taken to hospital, where, battered and bruised, he spent the next five weeks recovering. The incident has left him wheelchair bound with long-term health problems.
Forensics officers, meanwhile, have been examining Mr O’Brien’s forces blazer to see if the thugs left any of their DNA on it. Mr O’Brien, who has two sons and two grandchildren, said yesterday: ‘These yobs who did this to me are nothing but cowardly scum.
‘I wear my poppy with pride because of those people who laid down their lives for this country and I march every year on Remembrance Sunday yet these thugs obviously treat all that with utter contempt.
‘I want them caught, they could do it to someone older than me and it could be so much worse for them than even what has happened to me. ‘At the end of the day they are cowards for doing it to an older person, one of them was a big fellow – he should have picked on someone his own size.’
Details of the horrifying incident, which happened on November 1, emerged only yesterday.
‘This was a mindless and brutal attack on a vulnerable member of the community. The attack took place after Mr O’Brien had met friends to plan for a funeral the next day of a former colleague.
The pensioner, who served with the Parachute Regiment in the 1960s, added ‘As I was walking down the street, I saw these two lads at the end and as I got near them they started shouting and swearing. ‘They were shouting “f****** shoot all you bastards and blow your soldiers up. Death to all soldiers”.
He said: ‘The shock of the attack has triggered my other health problems to come back, like I have heart problems and trouble breathing. ‘I can’t sleep, I’m still on sleeping tablets. I don’t know if I will ever forget it, I think about it all the time. I’m scared to go outside on my own now.’