Fury: After Acid Attack Horror, Video Shows a Prankster Throw Water in a Woman's Face as a 'Joke'

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A YouTube star has sparked outrage in Great Britain after releasing an “acid attack” prank video.

“In the footage, 22-year-old Arya Mosallah throws water into people’s faces in London months after an acid attack spree,” The U.K. Independent reported.

There were more than 400 assaults involving corrosive substances in the six months leading up to April 2017.

Moreover, Britain had one of the highest rates of acid attacks of any nation in the world last, according The U.K. Guardian.

Fourteen people were injured in a London nightclub last April, when a man threw acid on those present.

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One of Mosallah’s pranks videos shows him approaching a group of women, then suddenly throw several cups of water at them. As the women scream, he runs away, smiling.

Many of his victims reacted with anger

One person, who claimed to have lost an eye in an acid attack, called his pranks “horrendous.”

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“If this person was brandishing a toy gun to joke terrorise people, the police would be called in to manage the situation. This is no different,” the Twitter user wrote.

Political activist Bashir Ibn Omar added, “Given the rise in acid attacks of late, I find this to be extremely disturbing.”

He continued, “The ‘YouTuber’ is aware of the current climate and has chosen to exploit that for some kicks. @YouTube should take action against him and definitely shouldn’t allow him to profit off causing distress.”

YouTube did in fact act, taking down the video for violating the company’s policy on “harassment and bullying” after it reached over 1.6 million views.

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Moreover, several commenters suggested Mosallah should be arrested for assault. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said he “could have been arrested for the prank,” according to The Independent.

YouTube’s anti-harassment rules prohibit “Maliciously recording someone without their consent” and “Deliberately posting content in order to humiliate someone.”

Mosallah — whose channel has about 660,000 subscribers — protested the move, accusing the media of slandering him, The Washington Post reported.

He wrote, “You’re crying over one video that was a joke and was never meant to be for these old boring people.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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American
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Graduated dean's list from West Point
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United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
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We Hold These Truths
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Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
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Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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