A “shabby racist thug” in the UK is now behind bars after a senseless attack on a Muslim woman who was pregnant with twins.
In August last year, 34-year-old woman Samsam Haji-Ali was at a co-op in Buckinghamshire with her husband when she was confronted by 37-year-old David Gallacher.
The Sun reports that Gallacher launched into a racist tirade against Haji-Ali, asking her why she was staring at him.
“You come here with your clown outfit on, you f****** people, you are the f****** problem in this place,” he yelled, the court heard.
The man then repeatedly kicked Haji-Ali in the stomach, leaving her in agony.
Judge Francis Sheridan described how "she told him she was pregnant and he continued to kick her again, after he was told she was pregnant.
When Haji-Ali's husband Abdullah Sulamain intervened, Gallacher smashed a bottle of wine and a bag of ice over his head.
Haji-Ali found out she was actually carrying not just one child but twins after the incident. She learned the news only after miscarrying both as a result of the trauma.
During sentencing, Judge Francis Sheridan told the court: "This lady's pregnancy was absolutely fine before she attended that shop and the defendant kicked her again in the stomach having been told she was pregnant.
"There was a racial element to this attack. The defendant is a shabby racist on the language that he used towards this lady.”
The judge added that it was time Gallacher “learnt that your vile conduct and abhorrent views are a thing of the past,"
Gallacher was sentenced to three years and seven months for the race attacks, and four months for the officer assaults, the BBC reports.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.
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