Australia: Muslim cabbie beats atheist with crowbar, leaves him for dead after “harmless discussion about religion”

Australia: Muslim cabbie beats atheist with crowbar, leaves him for dead after “harmless discussion about religion”, by Jack Longstaff.

A Scots backpacker has told how he was “left for dead” in the street after he was brutally attacked by a taxi driver with a crowbar. …

He claims the attack happened after he got out of the car in Melbourne following what he thought was a harmless discussion about religion.

Describing the incident, Euan said: “As I got out of the taxi I just heard footsteps behind me and heard a loud bang. Then I felt this immense pain in my head and I was knocked clean out. I was laid into when I was on the floor. I was left laying there in a pool of blood. He left me for dead.

“I woke up with blood in my eyes and my clothes were soaked. I stumbled into the kitchen and it looked like a murder scene. I had never seen so much blood. My whole body was in agony. I was so scared. I needed 12 stitches on my face and I had a few broken ribs, a dislocated shoulder and a bleed on the brain. It has totally changed my life forever.” …

He recalls how he and the taxi driver spoke “at length” about the driver’s Muslim background and he became visibly annoyed when Euan said he was an atheist.

Euan, who was working on a farm at the time, argued that religion had “played a part in causing deaths and wars” throughout history.

Architecture student Euan said: “He didn’t like it at all when I started expressing my views. He started to preach his religion on me.

“I argued that science was responsible for evolution rather than religion, which he didn’t like either.

“I tried to change the conversation but he kept going on about it. I could see he was getting wound up.”

He got out of the car expecting the cabbie to drive off when he was smashed over the head and “beaten to a pulp”.

Inter-faith dialogue.

via Jihad Watch.