A seven-year-old boy of Pakistani origin was allegedly beaten up by five classmates on a school bus in the US for being a Muslim, forcing the family to move back to Pakistan, media reports say.
Two-time Fulbright scholar, Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usman, who uses data to prevent terror attacks, shared a post on Facebook with a picture of his son wearing a sling on his arm after he was attacked by fellow students in Cary, North Carolina.
“Welcome to the United States of America of Donald Trump.” he wrote as a caption post on october 8, the International Business Times reported.
“Meet my son Abdul Aziz. He is in grade 1, bullied and beaten by his own classmates in school bus for being a Muslim.” he continued.
Usmani told The Huffington Post they twisted his son’s arm and called him “Muslim” over and over again.
“He was born and raised in the United States. He was born in Florida. As American as you can think of. He likes Captain America. He wants to be president of the United States of America,” Usmani told The Huffington Post, while speaking from Pakistan. This is not the first incident of bullying and discrimination. According to Usmani, the family has been on a receiving end of discrimination several times
Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the group wants the school system to do an investigation and determine whether police should get involved.