West Midlands Police has confirmed the incident is not terror related but they are keeping an 'open mind as to whether it was religiously or racially motivated'.
The boy's uncle said: 'They slashed his throat, stabbed him twice in the face and in his arms.' The founding member of the Shia mosque, who asked not to be named, believes the attack was 'inspired by Daesh' - the Arabic nickname for ISIS.
He said: 'There is no doubt that this was a targeted attack.
'The victim might have been random, but in my mind it is clear that these people are from Daesh, and wanted to kill a Shia Muslim based on the belief that they would go to heaven.'
Witnesses at the scene told the Birmingham Mail the teenager was stabbed after being dropped off at the mosque by his father for part of a special 10-day event.Thanks, progressives!
Update: 'Dominic Palmer' doesn't sound very ethnic. A convert?