Muslim teenager perfectly shuts down trolls calling him a 'champagne socialist' after winning Eton scholarship

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Tuesday 22 January 2019 12:30
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A 16-year-old East London student has won a coveted £76,000 scholarship to attend the prestigious Eton College - attended by the likes of Prince William and Eddie Redmayne.

Hasan Patel, from Leyton, hit back at critics who called him a "champagne socialist" for accepting the scholarship.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote:

I've been called a 'champagne socialist' because I've been offered a scholarship to Eton College. 

1. I'm Muslim. Most of us don't drink. 

2. My free school meals don't serve champagne. 

Patel went on to add: "I’m being called a ‘traitor, hypocrite, selfish champagne socialist’ for accepting a scholarship to Eton College."

I’ve worked so hard for this and you’re not going to put me down. Instead of attacking me, why aren’t we talking about the inequalities in the education system?

The 16-year-old currently attends a local state school, George Mitchell School, and shares a two bedroom council flat with his parents and two brothers in East London.

He will start Eton in September, where he hopes to study A-levels in history, geography, politics and drama, before hopefully securing a place in Oxbridge.

Despite the acrimony directed his way, many more have congratulated him on his success.

The Corbynista - as his proudly identifies on his Twitter profile - has already made history. Last year he spoke at a political party conference, where he delivered a speech to London Labour leaders. He is the youngest to ever do so.

“I’ll still be the same boy from East London when I arrive and when I leave,” he wrote on Twitter following his acceptance into the school. “I’m not joining the elite but simply getting an education my family would never be able to afford, paid by the college.

"I’ll return to my community better armed to tackle the many injustices we face.”

Haters gon' hate.

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