On 26 May four young men from East London were jailed for at least four or five years each for an attack in July 2010 on a local school teacher.
Gary Smith, a religious education teacher at Central Foundation Girls’ School in Tower Hamlets, east London, was beaten unconscious with a metal rod and a brick as he walked to work. He is still unable to work full hours.
The men, who pleaded guilty, attacked him solely on the grounds that he was teaching Muslim girls about religions without being a Muslim himself.
The attack and the trial went unreported in the Guardian, for example (though Nick