In yet another case of hate crime, a Muslim woman was allegedly assaulted and her hijab was pulled off by a man in London.
Aniso Abdulkadir was waiting for a tube at Baker Street station when she was attacked by the man. She said she and her friend were verbally abused by the attacker.
Abdulkadir posted a picture on her Twitter account of the man who allegedly attacked her. She wrote, “This man at Baker Street station forcefully attempted to pull my hijab off and when I instinctively grabbed a hold of my scarf he hit me. He proceeded to verbally abuse my friends and I, pinning one of them against the wall and spitting in her face.”
The matter is being investigated as a hate crime, British Transport Police spokesperson said.
“Behaviour like this is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated…This incident has been reported to us and we’re investigating,” the official said.
However, the accused denied all the accusations against him and tweeted: “I would like to confirm I never hit or attacked anyone I simply defused the situation by separating them. The police are fully cooperating with me and will be able to obtain CCTV footage showing the three women attempting to attack my partner because we are in an interracial relationship.”