Racist man ordered off tram for his a furious tirade against Islam in Sheffield

The man is seen shouting about Muslims believing in 'a God that rapes people'

Caroline Mortimer
Tuesday 19 September 2017 11:24 BST
Man ordered off tram for racist tirade against Islam in Sheffield

Footage has emerged of a man being kicked off a tram in Sheffield for foul mouthed Islamophobic tirade.

The man is seen talking to the person recording him, making slurs about the god that they worship.

It was captured late one night earlier this week.

Witnesses said the man was making “loud, racial slurrings” about immigrants to “attract the attention of the passengers sat in front of them”.

The man said he was "with Tommy Robinson" the founder of the English Defence League, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley Lennon.

"I'm on this," he said. "I'm with Britain First on this."

After making comments about Allah, he added: "I'm not being racist, I'm quoting things from the Quran.”

As other passengers confronted him about what he said, he then stood up and began arguing with people.

He is seen telling a man not to put his hand up at him and threatens to “knock him straight out” before swearing at him.

An argument then broke out between the pair and the man was ordered off the tram by the conductor.

He walked off while other passengers told him to shut up but could still be heard shouting once he was on the platform.

Victoria Hindle, who filmed the incident, tweeted it to South Yorkshire Police and said she was disgusted by what she heard.

She told The Star that she had initially started filming the woman next to him as she was complaining about immigration. The man confronted her even as the woman told him to stop.

She said: “Initially the pair were talking very loudly and the woman was shouting that she worked and paid taxes and these were all going to immigrants.

“She said that they were coming to our country but wouldn't let us go to theirs. They were really wanting to get the attention of the couple in front.

“The man in the video then started shouting what are you looking at? So I said I was looking at you being racist. The whole incident was quite scary. He was one of those people that were all mouth and I just wanted to film it to show people what he was doing.

“It just makes me angry that people can be so ignorant. But there were a few other people on the tram who did not say anything. I can understand that it's hard when people like that are shouting it can be very intimidating but I think we have to say something.”

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police told The Independent: "We are aware of the incident and we are investigating. Incidents of this nature are taken extremely seriously."

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