Monday, March 17, 2008

Wife of vicar beaten for 'being a Christian' by Asian yobs speaks of shock at faith hate attack

[Daily Mail] 17 Mar 2008--The wife of a clergyman beaten up in his churchyard in a suspected " faith hate crime has spoken of the shock felt by his congregation.

Canon Michael Ainsworth, 57, was set upon by three Asian youths shouting anti-Christian abuse when he confronted them for rowdy behaviour outside St George-in-the-East church in Shadwell, leaving him with two black eyes and cuts and bruises.

His wife, Janina Ainsworth, 56, took Palm Sunday services yesterday after Canon Ainsworth was re-admitted to hospital for his injuries. She said: "It is obvious that it does contain a religious element.

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