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Raheem Bailey: Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi uncovers own tormenting experience in the wake of ‘nauseating’ occurrence that saw kid lose finger

he was tossed in a lake by menaces who then, at that point “dunked” his head under the water as “diversion” after he moved to the UK from Iraq as a kid.

Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News not set in stone to “stamp out” bigotry in schools after youth Raheem Bailey had his finger cut off following a supposed assault by a gathering of youngsters in South Wales.

The 54-year-old bureau serve said he was harassed and racially mishandled himself after he moved to the UK from Iraq as a kid.

In one episode, he said he was tossed in a lake by menaces who then “dunked” his head under the water as “diversion”.

Raheem’s mom Shantal Bailey told how her child was beaten, kicked and moved to the ground by a gathering of youngsters at school recently.

The young man attempted to get away, Ms Bailey said, however got his finger captured while climbing a wall, and it later must be severed.

Addressing Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Mr Zahawi said the supposed occurrence was “nauseating” and “we generally need to accomplish more” to handle prejudice and harassing.

“I experienced tormenting when I initially showed up on these shores,” he said.

“I was unable to communicate in English and it was hard.

“I recollect my most memorable experience, my most memorable school was Holland Park School, being pursued around the recreation area as a kind of diversion for greater young men and afterward tossing me in the lake, dunking my head down in the lake.

“Quite horrendous for an equitable showed up on these youngster shores.”

Mr Zahawi said he couldn’t say whether there was a bigoted component to the tormenting he endured.

“It was quite a while in the past, yet I’ve unquestionably been forced to bear other bigoted slurs, words,” he added.

I was known as a p*ki at school and I needed to make sense of in the event that they mean I’m from Pakistan, I’m not from Pakistan. I’m really from a spot called Iraq, and I’m of Kurdish beginning. It’s called Kurdistan.

“It’s something horrendous and still up in the air to get rid of it, as not set in stone to stamp against Semitism in our schools or in our colleges.

“There’s a bad situation for bigotry anyplace in our general public, let alone in schooling.”

Raheem’s mom said her child had been confronting “racial and actual maltreatment” as well as being tormented about his level since he began optional school at Abertillery Learning Community in south Wales in September.

She portrayed his situation on a GoFundMe page with an objective of £10,000 which she put in a position to fund-raise for a prosthetic finger and cash to help his recuperation. It has now raised more than £73,000.

A representative for Abertillery Learning Community told Wales Online: “We are right now working intimately with Gwent Police and the Local Authority to lay out the all relevant information of the occurrence.

“The prosperity and wellbeing of our students and staff survives from principal significance.”


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