Pakistani Father Wants Prince Harry Disciplined For Calling His Son a "Paki"
You knew this was coming…
Video was released this weekend of Prince Harry calling a squaddie a “raghead” during a training exercise.
The tape was recorded 3 years ago but is just now making it into the news:
Harry apologized this weekend for his offensive comments.
But, this story is not going away any time soon.
The Press Association reported:
The father of a soldier called a “Paki” by Prince Harry hit out as Army bosses launched a probe into the incident.
The young royal was caught on film three years ago referring to Pakistani platoon member Ahmed Raza Khan as “our little Paki friend”. Palace officials said Harry, 24, was “extremely sorry” for the comment and stressed that the Prince had been speaking to a friend without malice.
But Khan’s father Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Abbasi accused Harry – who is third in line to the throne – of using a “hate word” against his son.
Speaking from his home in Pakistan’s North West Frontier, he told the Daily Mail: “When I saw the video I was very, very hurt. I strongly condemn the fact that Prince Harry used that language against my son.
“That word he used is a hate word and should never be used against any Pakistani.
“Prince Harry should apologise to the Pakistani Army and to the Pakistani government for this. I cannot accept his apology unless they first accept his apology.”
What the media does not report is that “Paki” was the nickname they all used for the Pakistani member in their squadron and that “Paki” said he wasn’t offended by it.
UPDATE: The Sun piles on Prince Harry.