Race attack on Muslim after July 7 ceremony

A white Muslim convert was spat on and racially abused in front of her young children as they travelled home after attending a commemoration of the victims of the July 7 terror bombings.

Michelle Idrees, dressed in a traditional burkha, was targeted by a father and his two sons as she travelled on a Thameslink train travelling out of London. She was returning to her home in Luton, Bedfordshire, when Charles Adams called her a “Muslim bitch” before spitting on her face.

Charles Adams, 23, admitted religiously aggravated common assault and affray when he appeared alongside his brother Mark Edward Adams, 26, and father Mark Raymond Adams, 50, at Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court yesterday. The three men, all from Colindale, northwest London, will be sentenced in November.

Times, 10 October 2006

See also “Father and sons spat at Muslim”, BBC News, 9 October 2006

Update:  See “Man jailed for 7/7 racial attack”, BBC News, 23 November 2006

And “We’re leaving the country after racists abused and spat at me”, Evening Standard, 24 November 2006