East London man who 'confronted Muslim women about their appearance' found guilty
By Barfi Culture Team
1st March 2019

In April last year, Mohammed Amin gave a handwritten note to a member of staff at St Andrew’s Health Centre, in East London.

It accused her of not following the Islamic dress code. When the staff member confronted Amin he made threats towards her.

A doctor intervened and he was also verbally abused on the perceived basis he was Christian. Mohammed Amin then threatened him with violence if he reported the matter to police.

But they reported him to the police anyway.

Yesterday he was found guilty on two counts of racially / religiously aggravated Section 4 Public Order Act offences against NHS staff, and sentenced to an 18 month community order.

Detective Constable Ami Henderson of London Metropolitan Police said:

"We believe Amin regularly approached Muslim women, or women he perceived to be Muslim, in Tower Hamlets and confronted them about their appearance."

"I commend the two victims at the health centre for coming forward and giving evidence at court. Anyone else who has been confronted in this way is asked to call police on 101."

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