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‘I’ll drown you’: White teen brutally attacks and ‘waterboards’ Syrian refugee classmate

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A viral video shows a white teen attacking a Syrian refugee classmate and “waterboarding” him — and some are condemning the school for not taking action in the month since it was recorded.

According to the Daily Mail, the incident involving the unnamed white teen and a 15-year-old boy named Jamal happened at the Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield, a town in West Yorkshire, England.

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The video was reportedly recorded by a friend of the teen attacker and shows him calling for Jamal before confronting him, grabbing him by the neck and pushing him to the ground.

The white teen then attempts to pour a water bottle out in the smaller Syrian boy’s mouth, saying “I’ll drown you” while doing so. The Syrian boy was also seen wearing a cast during the attack.

A crowdfunding campaign for the boy has already raised nearly 25,000 British pounds to help him and his family relocate.

“The victim Jamal is a refugee in the UK who has been subject to months of bullying along with his little sister,” the campaign read, adding that “his little sister has broken the lenses in her glasses and attempted to cut her own wrists in school toilets” over racist harassment.

The Daily Mail noted that police are said to be guarding Jamal’s home “after his address was shared online and threats were made to him and his family.”

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In a statement released after the video went viral, the West Yorkshire Police said the attack occurred on October 25 and its officers have interviewed the older teen.

Barry Sheerman, a member of Parliament who represents Huddersfield, told the Daily Mail that he reached out and offered support to the boy and his family and said the school has “taken strong action.”

The report noted, however, that some have accused the school of a “lack of action” regarding the attack.

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In a statement, Almondbury head teacher Trevor Bowen said he wouldn’t comment on the investigation but that the school does “not tolerate unacceptable behaviour of any sort.”

“‘The safety and welfare of students is of paramount importance to us and this was a very serious incident,” Bowen said.

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Trump is now feuding with Iran’s Supreme Leader on Twitter: ‘Make Iran Great Again!’

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President Donald Trump is now replying directly to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter.

I Friday, Khamenei tweeted a screenshot of a Trump tweet, with a message of his own.

"The villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie. If you are standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers," Khamenei posted.

"Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail," he added.

https://twitter.com/khamenei_ir/status/1218141834842660864

Trump retweeted the message, adding his own argument.

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Trump raises tensions in Virginia as local authorities fear Richmond gun rally could be the next Charlottesville

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President Donald Trump appeared to pour gasoline on a political fire in Virginia only days before a far-right protest that many are worried could result in violence.

Gun activists have been threatening civil war if the commonwealth's legislature enacts new gun safety legislation.

Right-wing militias sought to organize an armed action at the capitol, but Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency to prevent firearms on the grounds.

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Trump tells Iran that political leaders must use precise language: ‘He should be very careful with his words’

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President Donald Trump went after Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday.

For the first time in eight years, Khamenei led Friday prayers in Tehran, when he mocked "American clowns" in the Trump administration.

Trump took offense.

"The so-called 'Supreme Leader' of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe," Trump said, using scare quotes around Khamenei's title.

"Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering," Trump said, apparently referring to the crippling sanctions he imposed.

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