According to the Independent, the shop was damaged in the attack, and it had all happened on the eve of Eid celebrations. But one woman, who the family named only as “Jane”, posted the following letter to the family.
While there has been a rise in Islamophobic attacks and a worsening climate of xenophobia since the Brexit vote last month, some people have shown incredible solidarity.
Enclosed was a cheque for £1,000
Following the assault, the community also rallied together and raised £500 in less than 24 hours.
A letter was also sent by the community that helped the Muslim family.
The three assailants – one of whom was charged with robbery – caused Riaz extensive harm, and he spent time in hospital with injuries. Five of his teeth have been left so loose they will be removed, and he suffered a bruised face and back as some of the equipment in his shop fell on top of him.
“We were astonished – we were in tears because of this woman’s kindness – she doesn’t even live in the area. This shows that in the end race and religion doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter at all,” Kanees Riaz, Mohammed’s wife, told Independent.