Bolat, born in Austria, who was attacked by a racist attack, stated that he was subjected to a racist attack for the first time in his life regarding the incident that took place yesterday. he said.
“Go away to Turkey”
Stating that the racist attack took place in the city bus, Bolat said, “A woman approached me and said, ‘Get out of Turkey,’ with prejudice, even though I am not from Turkey because I wear a headscarf.” used the phrase.
Bolat emphasized that he ignored what the racist attacker said and went to the front of the bus, but the woman did not leave him alone, he came to the place where he was and continued his insulting and racist statements:
“I ignored what they did until they spit on me, which during the epidemic, who knows, maybe she was carrying the disease. Then I went out, she came after me and attacked my headscarf and pulled it very hard. The needle that I attached the headscarf to under my chin due to the pulling caused me injury. I yelled at the woman but she didn’t stop, when I took out my cell phone and started taking pictures, she stopped and crossed the street.”
Stating that he tried to announce the sad event he experienced in various media, especially on social media, Bolat said, “I thought that I should take a stance in the face of this event and that everyone should learn about it. Whether you wear a headscarf or not, regardless of skin color, whatever ethnic origin you have. Nothing should happen and this incident should not be ignored in any way.” said.
Legal process has been started regarding the attack
Stating that many people contacted him after his social media post and wished them solidarity and getting well soon, Bolat said that after the racist attack, he went to the police and complained that the legal process was started.
Bolat stated that after the incident was heard on social media, many headscarved women were subjected to racist attacks by the same aggressor and learned that the aggressor was a known person. “He was exposed by the person. Therefore, there has to be a reward for what he has done. If this person is psychologically disturbed, he should be hospitalized or a solution should be found. It is unacceptable for this person to harm other people freely outside.” he said.
Emphasizing that no one helped him on the bus and that everyone watched the events as if they were watching a movie, Bolat added that more work should be done to raise awareness of people who are in a difficult situation and need help, regardless of ethnicity, religion or skin color.