Tube hijab attack investigated as hate crime

17 Juillet, 2017, 16:06 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • AnisoAbdulkadir

"Behaviour like this is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated", said a British Transport Police spokesman, according to The Guardian.

'He said, "Show me your hair!" and tried to pull it off. Ania has never had a racial encounter like this before and has been left so upset by it, ' she said. However, in a recent development the man in question has denied the allegations online and said that he was simply trying to defend his girlfriend. It's stripping her of her dignity to do that, ' she added.

'I was trembling but I managed to take a picture, we didn't want to show them our fear but obviously afterwards we were shaking.

BTP urge anyone with information on the incident to get in touch by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40. All our families were anxious about us as we missed the last train back because of it'.

Ms Abdulkadir said the man also threatened and verbally abused another woman who was present.

Aniso Abdulkadir reported the suspected hate crime on Twitter on Sunday, triggering an investigation into the matter.

Abdulkadir said when she first revealed the story that when she grabbed hold of her hijab to keep it in place, the man hit her.

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The man continued to target the group, yelling abuse at the women and pinning one of them against the wall and spitting.

Racial and religious hate crimes are increasing across the United Kingdom with reports showing that such incidents increased 23% (from 40,741 to 49,921) in the 11 months following the European Union referendum.

Police are investigating a suspected hate crime after a man tried to pull off a Muslim woman's hijab at a Tube station and spat at her friend.

Writing on the social media platform, she described how there were up to 30 people on the platform who looked on but did nothing.

"I'd just like to take a moment to emphasise on my disgust on the people who witnessed a grown man pull an 18 year old's hijab and remain silent".

'Believe me, there were more than 20 to 30 people and not a single person helped.

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