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Teenager strangled and forced to apologize for being gay

A manhunt is underway for two unidentified men in relation to a violent antigay incident in London.

The 19-year-old victim was traveling on the Tube between West Ham and Noth Greenwich stops when he and his friends were approached by two men.

As reported in The Evening Standard, the men began verbally harassing the group, using homophobic slurs.

According to the victim, when the men were called out on their homophobia, they became even more aggravated. They threatened to stab the victim and put him in a headlock.

When one of the victim’s friends attempted to help, she was “punched and pushed to the ground,” said police.

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British Transport Police is treating the attack as a hate crime.

A police spokesperson said: “They demanded the victim apologize for being gay which eventually the victim did as he was struggling to breathe.

“They then let him go and handed back his phone and a fight ensued between the victim’s friends and the offenders. One of the victim’s friends, a 25-year-old woman, was punched and pushed to the ground. She sustained bruising.”

“Hate crime will not be tolerated by British Transport Police. We believe that everyone has the right to travel safety. We won’t tolerate behavior where someone is targeted because they are perceived to be different, or made to feel uncomfortable on their journey.”

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  • irbaboon

    I bet they were muslims

    • JustHaizy

      Now why would you say do you not know that there religious LGBTQ+ members including Muslims?

    • Knight

      Irba that would be my guess. You can see their faces in the video, so kind of a no-brainer.

    • gymmuscleboy

      Iraboon is probably right (statistically speaking). If we are happy to point out the dangers of Christianity, we must be able to do so for islam, too. Bigotedness among western muslims is significantly greater than non-muslims (52% of UK muslims think homosexuality should be illegal).

  • Goforit

    You need to be more specific in your comment. Did you mean that the homophobes are Muslim, the gay man, his female friend or maybe the transit police? The only clarity displayed in your statement is that you are a f*****g racist pig.

    • Knight

      Goforit actually, muslims aren’t a race…they are a religion. There are European, American, African muslims. In fact the LARGEST ethnic population of muslims are….Asian…specifically Indonesian. So, the true racist here is you, for thinking muslims are just one race (assuming you think they must all be arab).

      typical ignorant, leftist garbage.

    • Goforit

      I stand corrected knight. Racist is not the proper word to use when describing someone such as yourself or mr. baboon for your hatred of Muslims. In fact there does not appear to be a widely accepted word to use for someone that has a hatred of any particular religion. So if it will keep you from getting your panties all up in a wad, I will simply omit the racist part of “f*****g racist pig” when referring to either of you.

    • Knight

      Goforit I’m sure you’re corrected often in life, especially since you’re a blatant racist Racism is abhorrent, and doesn’t belong in our community. Maybe you should take some time to consider how and where you formed your racist opinions so you can better yourself.

      As far as your comment regarding hatred, you’re wrong there too (I know eh? what a shock). You might think pointing out that islam teaches women are worth 1/2 of a man in the qur’an is “hate”, but of course you’re wrong. See, the more racist ph*ckwads like you babble on about “hate”, the more laughable you are, since you expose your own hate and racism in the process (like at the beginning of this conversation).

  • KaiserVonScheiss

    But they probably were Muslims. They tend to hate gays.

    • charlietex

      And in the US Christians tend to be pretty big gay hitters. I bet you have got negative commentary for them as well.

    • KaiserVonScheiss


      Stop pretending Christianity and Islam are the same. The US is a majority Christian nation, and yet, they don’t execute gays or throw them in jail like they do in most Muslim countries.

  • Knight

    I saw the footage, and yes, I would agree the two aggressors are most likely muslim. As I’ve mentioned previously, the UK is extremely “gay friendly” to put it mildly, where any/all hate-crime (even verbal) against the LGBT population is punishable of up to 15 years in jail. The only group in London who still frequently targets the LGBT population in London is in fact the muslim community. And closings one’s eyes/pretending it’s “racist” to call this fact out will only empower more such incidents.

    Of course I would NEVER expect anyone here to take anything I say at my word, and will always provide sources to back up what I say…so take a look at what Queerty’s “sister site” and everyone’s favorite ultra-liberal newsrag has to say:

    • Jaroslaw

      Knight – I’d like your opinion of Aethel the unread’s rebuttal of Johann’ article. It is very long and there are several things where Aethel just nitpicks but some of his points seem substantial – especially where he quotes Johann’s previous articles against himself. We should note Johanns article appears to have been written in 2011 and some of it maybe has been retracted. There is so much I could say on both sides – Aethel is being disingenuous when he questions the Muslim schoolteacher story for example – everyone knows you have to tow the line by repeating your employer’s position especially if you work for a religious school.

  • joopThe Netherlands

    Who gives a damn what religion they were. Fact is that this hate should stop and keep in mind, Religion is poison for the mind.

    • Knight

      Joop well…so are the Dutch. Statistically, you’re a nation of pedophiles. Horrible.

    • Tête Carrée

      Did you mean to say Dutch are poison for the mind?

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