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Bad Samaritans: UK rioters rob a victim

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Bad Samaritans: UK rioters rob a victim


A student from Malaysia has unexpectedly found fame due to the riots that have rocked the UK.

Twenty year old Ashraf Rosli was knocked off his bike by the mob on Monday and left with head injuries. A group of passers-by pretended to help – but made off with his wallet instead.

We have seen the worst of some people in the UK this week – but we have also seen the best in others. In response to the incident volunteers set up a website to collect messages of support and donations to help Ashraf.

“When we seen children as young as 12 and 13 looting and laughing, when we see the disgusting sight of an injured young man with people pretending to help him while they are robbing him, it is clear there are things that are badly wrong in our society.” said a clearly-revolted British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Ashraf was on his way to buy food to break his fast during Ramadan when he was knocked off his bike. He was surrounded by a group of youths who pretended to help. However, one of them rifled through his backpack. An eyewitness filmed the incident and posted the video on the internet.

For many in the UK, it has come to represent the depths some will sink to.

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