Oh, and the OIC Sec-Gen Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu would agree!
‘Son who pelted Jews with eggs is no racist’
The parents of a Muslim university student convicted of a religiously motivated attack on young Jews said: “Our son is no racist.”
Mohammad Khalifa, 19, was fined for hurling eggs and yelling “Oi, Jews” and “f***ing Jews” at passers-by while driving his father’s BMW through Golders Green with three friends.
But his father, a paediatrician, today claimed the victims had misheard and the students had shouted “Oi, you.”
Dr Khorshid Khalifa said: “My son has never been racist. All he said was, ‘Oi you,’ and people took it as, ‘Oi Jew,’ but that’s all it was.
“It’s very stupid. The solicitors said the case should have been dropped.” Willesden magistrates heard the four friends were driving to watch a film at the O2 Centre in Finchley Road in December when they stopped to buy eggs, which they threw at a group of women and a group of teenage boys.
The women were “angry and startled”, magistrates heard. Fifteen minutes later, two teenage boys heard one of the four yell ‘f***ing Jews’ before they were targeted, ending in one egg cracking on a 14-year-old’s trousers.
Khalifa and Mohammed Jawad, of Wembley, along with Haider Al-Fardan, 21, and Aimen Mohamed, 19, of Hendon, admitted throwing the eggs for fun but denied their actions were religiously motivated.