Toronto: A Hijabi hoax that fooled Canada

http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/fatah-a-hijabi-hoax-that-fooled-canadaKhawlah Noman, 11, is accompanied by her brother Mohammad Zakarijja and their mom Saima Samad as she recalls a man slicing her hijab as she and her sibling walked to Pauline Johnson Public School in Scarborough on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.Stan Behal/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network

By Tarek Fatah

The moment the first pictures appeared of 11-year-old Khowlah Noman at a press conference, flanked by her mother in niqab and a Muslim activist from Mississauga, I knew there was something not right.

Khowlah’s story that an Asian man cut her hijab with scissors was a physical impossibility.

To cut the hijab with scissors through the winter jacket was only possible if the jacket was completely removed. This was not the case. There was obviously more to it than met the eye, but not for our bleeding-heart, guilt-ridden politicians, hungry for the Muslim vote bank in some pockets of Toronto.

Within hours, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared with his Muslim Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen to validate the yet unsubstantiated story of a Muslim being attacked because of her religion.

 

Hijab attack claim a hoax: Toronto cops 2:49

Toronto Mayor John Tory and Premier Kathleen Wynne, both facing elections,  joined the chorus of condemnation, without waiting for any police confirmation about whether a crime had been committed.

Now Toronto Police say the alleged attack on an 11-year-old girl wearing a hijab last week was a hoax. In other words, the hijabi girl and her brother simply made up the story.

We still don’t know enough whether this incident was orchestrated to further entrench the sense of victimhood among Canada’s Muslims or if it was a tale made up by the 11-year-old girl to cover up some other incident.

Khawlah Noman isn’t the first Muslim girl to pull off such a hoax, but she surely must be the youngest to do so.

In December 2016, the hijabi-wearing Yasmin Seweid, 18, was arrested for filing a false police report. She had claimed three Donald Trump supporters in New York attacked her and that she was called a “terrorist” on a subway train.

Sources told London’s Daily Mail, Yasmin Seweid had made up the story to cover up for a late night out drinking with friends.

Then there was the incident on Nov. 11, 2016, when a Muslim student made up allegations that a white man told her to remove her hijab else he would set her on fire. The attack near the University of Michigan campus was cited as an example of a spike in hate crimes in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

Categories: Canada

4 replies

  1. This Muslim family should apologize to all tolerant Canadians. They fooled us into believing something that never happened. They fooled the Prime Minister, the Premier, the mayor of Toronto. Even CBC was quick to publish a fictional story in mere 45minutes after it was reported to police. They never sent a journalist to school, no one verified the facts. This fictional hijab cutting was reported in BBC. How can someone come from behind and cut the hijab when she was wearing a hoodie on a winter coat. This means if a future incident happens, no one will pay attention. There is more to it than meets the eye. It needs to be investigated who cooked up this hoax, was the ‘weeping’ mother involved, was someone trying to hide something under cover of this fake report?

  2. Will we still hear some more details, may be from the girl herself, how and why and with whom she came up with the wrong story?

  3. A hoax? So in other words she lied? She knowingly presented a wrong image of Muslims to the Canadians and the rest of the world. She has embarrassed her mother and her disgraced her upbringing because of a lie and than making it public to this extent. She must apologize

  4. Very disappointed and unappreciative act by an eleven year old girl that embarrassing for not only the family she belongs but also the community.
    But there are also so many questions that arise that why she lied? What was in her mind? What was the real story behind making up this story? Does she have some doubts in her mind and some kind of insecurity?
    We don’t know the real reason…..need to find out

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