US News Tube hijab attack investigated as hate crime

08:40  17 july  2017
08:40  17 july  2017 Source:   Sky News

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Aniso Abdulkadir said she was attacked and her friend was spat on at Baker Street station. 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.

Aniso Abdulkadir said she was attacked and her friend was spat on at Baker Street station. 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.

Muslim hijab-wearing women are the © Getty Muslim hijab-wearing women are the "silent victims" A suspected hate crime is being investigated by police after a man tried to pull off a Muslim woman's hijab.

The man also spat at the woman's friend as they waited for a Tube at Baker Street, central London, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The woman, who tweets under the name Aniso Abdulkadir, posted a picture of the man who allegedly attacked her on the social media site.

"This man at Baker Street station forcefully attempted to pull my hijab off and when I instinctively grabbed ahold of my scarf he hit me," she tweeted.

"He proceeded to verbally abuse my friends and I, pinning one of them against the wall and spitting in her face."

Arson attack on Manchester mosque probed as hate crime

  Arson attack on Manchester mosque probed as hate crime A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said someone forced open a window and placed an accelerant inside the building. © Provided by The Press Association Mosque on fire The mosque was used by members of the Nigerian community (@saad_Alanazi054/PA) Detective Chief Inspector Paul Walker said: “People are understandably shocked that someone has attacked a place of worship.“We are investigating this as a hate crime which has damaged a place of worship used by members of the Nigerian community.

Police are treating Tube station attack against Muslim woman as a hate crime . A man was photographed reportedly spitting at a Muslim girl and pulling another’s hijab off her head. British Transport Police confirmed they were investigating the alleged attack on Abdulkadir, and have today

The man attacked the woman and spat in her friend's face while they waited for a Tube at Baker "This man at Baker Street station forcefully attempted to pull my hijab off and when I instinctively A spokesman for British Transport Police said the incident was being investigated as a hate crime .

By Sunday afternoon, her post was retweeted 24,000 times after she encouraged people to share the image in order to identify the suspect.

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

A spokesman for British Transport Police said the incident was being investigated as a hate crime.

He said: "Behaviour like this is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated."

"This incident has been reported to us and we're investigating."

:: Anyone with information about the alleged attack is asked to get in touch with the police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40.

Under Trump, Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Have Increased at an Alarming Rate .
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