It was recently reported that a Muslim woman was attacked at a London, Ontario supermarket. Apparently another woman, unknown to the shopper, spat on the victim, punched her several times and grabbed her hair while trying to remove her hijab.
This ugly incident is definitely assault and whoever perpetrated this crime should do some time behind bars. Randomly assaulting a Muslim for being a Muslim is stupid and wrong.
Having said that, I found it curious how downright giddy the progressives became over this story. It’s also been fascinating to see how much coverage this incident has generated. At long last, the leftwing media has some legitimate Islamophobia to report!
Though the assault was fairly minor given what cops have to deal with on a daily basis, the media coverage was over the top. On the day the assault occurred, the story was the lead news item on several TV and radio stations across the country.
All of which struck me as odd in light of an experience I had almost five years ago.
Watch as I relate the story of what happened to me when I was assaulted by an angry woman wearing a hijab in Yonge-Dundas Square on an otherwise enjoyable outing with my then nine year old son.
You be the judge.