Why is he in the mask? Because of skin loss due to an acid attack. The mask is not cosmetic (although it does somewhat minimize the shock of seeing his face), but it serves to cover skinless areas, which would be dangerously receptive to infection.
How did he get this way? Creeps. Being creeps.
Shop worker Samir Hussain was scarred for life when Michael McPherson threw sulphuric acid in his face outside Cineworld in Crawley, West Sussex.
Mr Hussain still wears a mask 18 months on, Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard.
Lee Bates, who was with McPherson at the time, was sentenced after admitting common assault, while McPherson, who admitted GBH, will be sentenced later.
Mr Hussain’s ordeal began when he and a friend, Yasir Khan, left a late-night showing of the film Straight Outta Compton at the complex in August 2015.
The court heard that they were approached outside the cinema by Bates and by McPherson, who told them: “You’ve seen a gangster movie; you can see gangsters now.”
Well, there’s the problem right there. Go to a thug-glorifying movie, expect to meet thug wannabees.
Steven Talbot Hadley, prosecuting, said Mr Hussain was punched by both men before McPherson retrieved a bottle of acid from his car and threw it in his victim’s face.
Mr Hussain, who suffered severe burns to his face, neck and right arm, has had a number of skin grafts.
It’s amazing that a brutal attack like this — click “more” to see Mr Hussein without his mask, which is not recommended for the sqeuamish, and remember that this is after dozens of operations and grafts — is not taken seriously in the British courts, but it evidently isn’t, judging by the suspended sentence bestowed on the first attacker.
Mr Hussein, mask off, after the jump. Again, not a happy picture.
Well, we warned you, and you clicked. Not the worst acid attack we’ve seen, but the worst that has just been generic criminal conduct and not Islam in action (indeed, here, the victim is moslem and the perps white Britons). The poor guy will never look like a normal human being again.
Note that the two bums that did this did not turn themselves in; they fled and had to be hunted down.