A neo-Nazi was jailed for life on Friday for trying to behead a British Asian dentist in what he said was a racially motivated revenge attack for the murder of Lee Rigby.
Zack Davies, who screamed "white power" as he attacked Dr Sarandev Bhambra with a machete in a branch of Tesco in Flintshire, was told he would serve at least 14 years behind bars.
CCTV footage of Zack Davies before he attacked in January (Picture: PA/CPS handout)
On Friday, at Mold Crown Court, Judge Rhys Rowlands said Davies had extreme racist views and hoped to draw attention to himself.
Speaking outside the courtroom, Dr Bhambra, who is recovering from his injuries, questioned the British media and public's treatment of such attacks and what he believes is a double-standard on who is labelled a terrorist.
Had this attempted murder been committed by a non-white, the collected media and indeed the investigating authorities would have dealt with this as an act of terrorism.
Davies said he was known to the police, why was he not considered a terrorist given his political ideals?
Nazi literature found during a police search of the home of Zack Davies (Picture: PA/CPS handout)
Citing figures released this week showing a record number of terror arrests in the UK, Dr Bhambra questioned how many of these were neo-Nazis.
Neo-Nazis and racists like Davies propagate extreme violence against non-White UK citizens. The threat this poses to minorities, in my opinion, is not taken seriously.
"Why was he not considered a terrorist given his political ideals? Neo-nazis and racists like Davies propagate extreme violence against non-white UK citizens."Zack Davies is given a life-sentence today for attempting to decapitate Dr Sarandev Bhambra in a racially-motivated attack - he says the attack should have been treated as terrorism. Read more: http://www.channel4.com/news/zack-davies-life-sentence-for-lee-rigby-revenge-murder
Figures released by the Home Office show that 77 per cent of those arrested on “terrorism-related offences” in the past 12 months were of Asian, Asian British, Black or Black British descent. Fifteen per cent were White British.