The Telegraph: Pakistani family face deportation after their son is labelled a terrorist for carrying a cricket bat – Telegraph

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A 22-year-old cricket player and his family face being thrown out of Belgium after he was identified as a terrorist for carrying a cricket bat on public transport

Assim Abassi, a young Pakistani cricket player, and his entire family have lost their right to live inBelgium after he was identified as a terrorist for carrying his bat on public transport.

A photograph of Mr Abassi, 22, apparently armed with a weapon was circulated by the police last week generating a terror scare following anattack on the Jewish museum in Brussels earlier this year.

As soon as he saw the pictures in a newspaper, the young Pakistani man contacted the police to say that he was not armed but only carrying his cricket bat on way to a practice session.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/belgium/11250948/Pakistani-family-face-deportation-after-their-son-is-labelled-a-terrorist-for-carrying-a-cricket-bat.html

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