Man cuts hijab off girl in Scarborough, police say

Man cuts hijab off girl in Scarborough, police say

Government statistics suggest that hate crimes targeting Muslims more than tripled between 2012 and 2015 to a total of 159.

Khawlah Noman, 11, a composed and articulate schoolgirl has spoken in public about how a man attempted to twice cut off her hijab as she walked to school on Friday in Scarborough. She says she screamed and he ran away, but returned a few minutes later.

The male suspect is described as Asian and in his 20s.

The siblings said he had black hair with straight bangs to the eyebrows, a thin moustache and black prescription glasses.

The man is said to be in his mid-20s, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black trousers. You should not act like this, especially cause I'm a kid.

"I felt really scared and confused", Noman said at a news conference after the incident.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned an attack on an 11-year-old girl whose hijab was allegedly cut with a pair of scissors.

The girl was not hurt, but her hijab had a 12-inch cut.

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"I can't imagine how afraid she must have been".

"I don't know why he did that, it's just not Canada".

Noman's mother Saima Samad also talked to reporters at the school. She said she felt the man behind her while she was walking to school with her younger brother, Mohammad Zakariyya, and turned around and saw him holding scissors.

"I certainly hope that the Toronto Police Services are able to track down the person who committed this violent act and my thoughts and prayers are with the family", Scheer said.

"I'm frustrated and I'm angry, but I do believe in peace in Canada". "I am so proud to be a Canadian, and I feel so safe in this community". "I want her and her family and her friends and community to know that that is not what Canada is". "This is not who we are".

The Toronto District School Board said it was offering support to Khawlah and her family, as well as other students, and working with investigators on the case.

Mayor John Tory said he was "shocked and appalled" by the incident. "Intolerance and hate of any kind, including Islamophobia, has no place in our city, our province or our country". "We must stand firm in our support of this young girl who was assaulted for simply wearing a hijab", the premier wrote on Twitter.

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