Two teens were charged with a number of crimes Saturday in connection with an acid attack in London this week. What’s really worth knowing, however, is what the media isn’t telling you about the teens charged.
The teens have not been identified, which is common, as they are underage. However, the authorities and the media are careful not to identify the teens past their gender. No mention of race or nationality has been made. However, unconfirmed reports on social media say the teens were Middle Eastern, according to eyewitnesses. This cannot be confirmed, and it would be pure speculation at this time. However, the lack of additional details on the teens from authorities is proof alone the acid attack suspects were Muslim, some say.
In addition, many are outraged over a detail the media is downplaying: one of the teens was actually released on bail. The teen accused of actually throwing the acid in a series of robberies and attacks on innocent people in eastern London this week remains in custody. His accomplice, however, is free until a hearing in the fall.
The victims were picked at random, although several were delivery drivers and one had his moped stolen. One, shown in the photo above, was a Muslim wearing a riding helmet at the time.
Over the past few years, acid attacks in London have seen a dramatic increase, particularly in east London, where the Muslim community is concentrated. In fact, a report earlier this month revealed that a “Muslim Patrol” was enforcing Sharia law in that part of the city. It is the same area where one of the teens was arrested.
The Daily Mail has more on the attack.
A teenager has been charged with 15 offenses after a 90-minute moped acid attack spree left five people injured in east London earlier this week.
The youngster is facing five counts of attempted GBH (grievous bodily harm) with intent and one count of GBH with intent.
He has also been charged with three counts of robbery, four counts of attempted robbery, one count of possession of an item to discharge a noxious substance and one count of handling stolen goods.
He has been remanded in custody to appear before Stratford Youth Court on Monday 17 July.
Earlier today, a 15-year-old boy who was arrested at an address in Stoke Newington on Friday on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery was released on bail until a date in early August.
The investigation into five separate attacks remains ongoing, according to police.
Following the attacks one man was heard ‘screaming in agony’ after suffering catastrophic injuries when he was doused with flesh-burning liquid.
Another victim was filmed having litres of water poured over his face by police to wash the acid from his eyes by the side of the road in Hackney.