Syrian schoolboy sues Tommy Robinson for accusing him of attacking girlsMay 15, 2019
A BULLIED schoolboy is suing Tommy Robinson after the loudmouth activist whipped up fury when he accused him of attacking girls.
The 15-year-old, named as Jamal, was seen in brutal footage being pushed to the ground by a bully in Huddersfield last year.
But former EDL leader Robinson claimed on Facebook that the Syrian teen had earlier attacked three girls and a boy in posts viewed up to 900,000 times each.
Jamal is now suing Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, for peddling "false and defamatory lies”, The Guardian reports.
Papers accusing the far-right mouthpiece of libel have been filed to the High Court today as the schoolboy plans to sue for damages.
More than £10,000 was raised from members of the public to support legal action against Robinson.
Shocking footage of Jamal being bullied showed him nursing a bandaged arm before he is knocked over by another pupil.
He then has water poured in his face as the attacker sits on top of him. A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named, was given a caution for racially aggravated assault.
Robinson sparked outrage after claiming on Facebook that the Syrian teen had earlier attacked three girls and a boy.
He added that he was angry about the boy being presented as a "victim" – saying "lots of Muslim gangs are beating up white English kids".
The claim was accompanied by a screenshot of a message from a mum saying her daughter had been bullied.
FAMILY 'FORCED TO MOVE'
But the same woman later posted on Robinson's page that the boy in the video was not the bully.
He later admitted that he had been "had", adding: "How embarrassing, man."
Jamal and his family later claimed they were forced move following a slew of hateful messages.
Lawyer Abdulnaser Youssef said: "As a result of Lennon’s false remarks and their wide online circulation, (the boy) became the focus of countless messages of hate and threats from the extreme right wing.
"The police informed (the victim) that there was an increased risk to the safety of he and his family; as a result, he and his family were forced to relocate."
Several videos were removed from Robinson's Facebook page in November after the schoolboy's family said they would sue.
In March, Robinson was permanently booted off Facebook and Instagram.
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