Pregnant Muslim Woman Attacked for Wearing a Hijab


بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,

Shocking news from Canada today, where news of a violent attack on a pregnant Muslim woman has caused outrage and despair throughout the Muslim minority community. Global News (Canada) had this to report:

Toronto police say a male suspect allegedly hit and harassed a pregnant woman on the street because she was wearing a hijab.

Police allege a jogger went out of his way to strike the woman in two separate incidents during the last month (on Yonge Street near Eglington Avenue) in the city’s midtown area.

Const. Wendy Drummond says police believe the woman was not known by the suspect and was targeted because of her head scarf.

Drummond says the suspect also made remarks to the woman on five other occasions, but she did not comment on what was allegedly said.

Shawn Sable, 43, is charged with two counts of assault and one count of criminal harassment.

Drummond says the nature of the comments allegedly made by the suspect lead investigators to believe other people may also have been targeted.

wa Allaahu ‘Alam.

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