A YOUNG activist has hit back at sick trolls after he was abused on the street in broad daylight for being a Tory.
Has Ahmed, 23, told The Sun how he’s been alienated by friends and called a “traitor” and a “coconut” for campaigning for the Conservatives in the election.
Last week Mr Ahmed, who was previously a candidate for the Tories too, posted a video of a man abusing him in public, saying: “you are a f***ing fat stupid, you are f***ing sick in the head if you’re voting for Conservatives”.
The man went on: “You’re a bloody idiot. Go somewhere else. Go to a white f***ing country.”
The incident happened outside Goodmayes station in East London two weeks ago.
He felt scared because of “how aggressive he was being” towards me – and claims not a single person came to help him.
But Mr Ahmed, whose family are all Labour voters, says that people think because of his background he must be voting for Labour too.
In an interview with The Sun he explained that being called a “sell off” by his friends was far worse than someone shouting in the street at him.
He says: “I have been aliened by friends.
“If you say you’re part of the Conservative party there are hundreds and hundreds of trolls every day with nasty comments.
“Words do have an impact…
“Traitor, sell off, coconut, Uncle Tom. Even now, when I speak about them, they really affect me.”
Traitor, sell off, coconut, Uncle Tom. Even now, when I speak about them, they really affect me.
Mr Ahmed, who has two brothers and two sisters, revealed how he came to Britain 12 years ago “without a word of English” and his parents worked hard to get where they are today.
“My parents worked hard and still are working hard.
“My father had cancer and had to go to the NHS.
“We know the struggles every ordinary people faces, the hard work we have to do to get our places.
“My values as a Pakistani, as a Muslim, as a British citizen, it aligns with the Conservative party.”
But thankfully he said that despite the abuse he gets, it was worth it for him.
“Is it worth it if you ask me? I’d say 100 per cent,” he said.
“I’d say my values are who I am, I remain unchanged on that.”
His family, despite coming from different sides of the political divide, were “understanding” about his beliefs.
And he said there wasn’t much arguing about politics in his house.
“They are fully behind me,” he said.
“We don’t talk politics much at home.
“I think as a family, we come together, we don’t just disagree and hide away on certain political issues.”