… because that’s really tarnishing the image of Islam, right?
CNN reports from Canada: “Khawlah Noman was walking to her Toronto school when a man suddenly appeared behind her and cut her hijab.”
The report continues:
“I felt really scared and confused,” the 11-year-old girl said at a news conference Friday.
The man approached the child from behind Friday morning as she made her way to school with her younger brother. He pulled the hood off the girl’s jacket and cut her hijab with a pair of scissors, police said.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne:
This is a cowardly act of hatred, and it has no place in Ontario. This does not represent who we are. We must stand firm in our support of this young girl who was assaulted simply for wearing a hijab.
The Huffington Post:
Toronto police are investigating an attack on an 11-year-old girl whose hijab headcovering was repeatedly cut on her way to school on Friday, heightening pressure on Canadian governments to take further action against attacks on Muslims.
Khawlah Noman, a sixth grader at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School in Toronto, Canada was walking with her younger brother to school when a man came up behind her, pulled off her jacket hood, and started cutting the bottom of her hijab.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
There’s just one thing:
Toronto police say an 11-year-old girl’s report of having her hijab cut by a scissors-wielding man as she walked to school last week did not happen.
Along comes a Mohammedan taqiyya gigolo:
Let’s keep some perspective here: one false story does not mean Islamophobia doesn’t exist
Muslims are victims, especially when they manufacture fake hate crimes and get caught doing so:
The small bit of good news in the update from Toronto police Monday about an alleged attack on an 11-year-old girl, which we now know did not happen, is that there is one fewer victim of Islamophobia in Canada.
The report was false: an elementary school student was not confronted by a man who cut off her hijab while she walked with her brother to school. We don’t know why or how the story came to be. The extent of what we know is this: it didn’t happen.
That is where the good news ends.
Danger of false reports
False reports such as this only fan the flames of hate. They are fodder for those who believe the scourge of Islamophobia in Canada is overblown, and they feed bizarre conspiracy theories about Muslim communities trying to control political narratives.
Some people have gone so far as to call for criminal charges to be laid for the girl and her family, while the response from others has been more subdued. But an unfortunate consequence of this whole episode is that Muslims who are subjected to harassment and abuse will be less likely to be believed next time.
So it’s worth reviewing the facts, and remembering the cases of harassment that have been proven.
- Reported hijab attack on 11-year-old girl ‘did not happen,’ Toronto police say
- How did the false hijab-cutting story go viral? ‘A perfect storm’ of factors, says expert
Violence against Muslims and visible and religious minorities has generally been on the rise. In fact, statistics show that from 2012 to 2015, hate crimes against Muslims have jumped by 253 per cent, though there were fewer hate crimes against Muslims last year than the year before. However, it’s important to note that those statistics only reflect police-reported hate crimes. There are surely incidents of harassment and abuse that go unreported.
What’s more, there is a general and widespread unease when it comes to attitudes toward Muslims in Canada. An Angus Reid poll last year found that nearly half of respondents found the presence of Islam damaging to Canadian society.
The most extreme example of Islamophobia in Canada in recent memory happened last January, when six Muslim men were the victims of a horrendous terrorist attack. Killed at a mosque in in Quebec City’s Sainte-Foy neighbourhood, the victims were just like you and I: fathers, sons, husbands and brothers, working and contributing to their families and communities.
It was one of the worst massacres in Canadian history, and the victims were targeted specifically because of who they were.
Then, just a few weeks ago, a family in Hamilton, Ont. was forced to grapple with the death of their 19-year-old son, who was trying to be a Good Samaritan. Yosif Al-Hasnawi was coming out of a mosque when he saw two young men harassing an older man on the street. He tried to intervene, but he was fatally shot during the encounter.
Many believe that Al-Hasnawi’s life could have been saved, but according to witnesses on the scene, paramedics did not believe his injuries were real. They reportedly did not take him seriously, telling him that he was acting, and they seemed to take an extraordinarily long amount of time to transport him to hospital, where he later died.
A formal complaint
We of course do not know that Al-Hasnawi’s injuries would have been taken more seriously had he not been Muslim, but that is what his mother suspects, and it is something that will surely be explored now that a formal complaint has been filed against Hamilton paramedics.
There are many other stories of the hate Muslims experience on a daily basis: one of a Muslim woman allegedly harassed in a London, Ont. grocery store, another called a “terrorist” as she tried to pick her children up from school in Toronto, and yet another of a young Muslim woman who was allegedly assaulted on the Canadian Line in Vancouver.
It’s important to keep some perspective here: like any other community, Canadian Muslims are not a monolithic group and cannot be painted with a broad clumsy brush. The false story of the 11-year-old whose hijab was cut off was a destructive incident for the Muslim community, but hopefully one that won’t delegitimize the experiences of many other Muslim Canadians. The fears and anxieties are still real, even if this specific story was not.
This column is part of CBC’s Opinion section.
Why Hijab Hoax Girl Lied
Editors’ note: Khawlah Noman is now yet another Muslim hoax victim. The 11-year-old Muslim girl has been caught lying about being attacked, last Friday in Scarborough, Ontario, by a man in his 20s who she alleged had used scissors to cut her hijab. After an investigation, Toronto Police confirmed that the crime had never occurred. In light of this new, but very expected, development, Jihad Watch has deemed it important to bring attention to this escalating phenomenon of fake anti-Muslim “hate crimes”. We are therefore reprinting below FrontPage editor Jamie Glazov’s article, The ‘Hate-Crime’ Victims Of Trump Who Weren’t, from the November 18, 2016 issue of The Daily Caller, which reveals how totalitarian movements portray themselves in order to gain power.
The ‘Hate-Crime’ Victims Of Trump Who Weren’t.
The deranged fantasy world of the totalitarian cry-bully.
To gain power, totalitarian movements always portray themselves as victims. And while they are in the process of abusing, they cry in front of the world posing as the abused. They stage “hate-crime” attacks against themselves because hate crimes are their political and cultural capital. When those hate-crimes don’t exist, they must be invented.
We are witnessing precisely this phenomenon at this very moment in regards to the myriad hoax “hate-crimes” that anti-Trump forces are manufacturing out of thin air and blaming on Trump supporters. The media are bolstering the entire hallucination process, with CNN leading the way.
Central to the whole narrative is the supposed “Islamophobic” anti-Muslim crime-wave sweeping the nation. The rumors spread and the media regurgitates the lies without any evidence to back them up. And then, after the hoaxes are debunked one by one, the media is, by that time, bored and no longer interested.
The latest “Islamophobia” counterfeit involves a Muslim student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL). The Muslima alleged that her hijab and wallet were stolen by two white Trump supporters who were shouting racial slurs. The woman’s accusation incensed leftists and Muslims across the nation and the world, prompting the ACLU of Louisiana to issue a statement denouncing both the incident and, of course, Donald Trump. The investigation into the incident involved several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI. The Washington Post, New York Times and CNN, meanwhile, ate the story up.
But what happened to this Muslima’s story under tough police questioning? Well, the ULL student eventually broke down and admitted to police that she had fabricated the entire thing. By that time, of course, the media wasn’t too interested in such an innocuous little detail.
Recently, The Huffington Post reported on an incident of “Islamophobia” under the headline “Islamophobia Just Drove This Boy And His Family Out Of America.” It was all so heartbreaking and unjust. The one little problem with the story, however, was that it never happened.
Trump supporters, meanwhile, are supposedly involved in a lot of other evil than just attacking Muslim women on campuses and driving little Muslim boys out of America:
A gay Canadian filmmaker, Chris Ball, was alleged to have been beaten up by Trump supporters on election night in Santa Monica. It was upsetting, but it turned out the incident never really happened at all.
An image also recently went viral online that purported to show KKK members in North Carolina celebrating Donald Trump’s victory. It was really awful. And it was also confirmed to be a hoax. The proof of the hoax, however, didn’t go viral.
Many other hoaxes of Trump-induced terror are being debunked as we speak.
All of these “hate-crime” fabrications made up by the anti-Trump forces are nothing new. They are a completely natural ingredient of how totalitarians operate and, hence, how the Unholy Alliance of the Left and Islam operates. Shillman Fellow Daniel Greenfield explains this phenomenon in the context of the Left:
“The left is a victimhood cult. It feeds off pain and fetishizes suffering as a moral commodity to be sold and resold in exchange for political power.”
Greenfield calls this leftist charade “victimocracy” and labels its foot soldier the “cry-bully” who is, in reality, the “abuser-victim.” This monster, Greenfield writes, is
“the abuser who pretends to be a victim. His arguments are his feelings. He comes armored in identity politics entitlement and is always yelling about social justice or crying social justice tears. If you don’t fight back, the cry-bully bullies you. If you fight back, the cry-bully cries and demands a safe space because you made him feel unsafe.”
Thus, because now the Unholy Alliance maniacs feel “unsafe” because they didn’t get their way in the election, it becomes very clear why it’s crucial for them to play the victim – and, most importantly, to fabricate “hate-crimes” being perpetrated against themselves. Greenfield explains:
“If cry-bullies can’t safe-bait you, they will manufacture threats by faking hate crimes against themselves or phoning in bomb threats to validate their need for a safe space in which no one is allowed to disagree with them. Surviving their own fake crimes turns cry-bullies into social justice heroes.”
Islamic supremacists play a key part in this story. And since the Left controls our culture and boundaries of discourse, it makes complete sense that the media, instead of focusing on how the Muslim community should make Americans feel safe by repudiating Islamic texts that inspire and sanction violence against unbelievers, instead amplify the narrative that it is Muslims who are afraid and that it is non-Muslim Americans who need to make Muslims feel safe. Leading scholar of Islam Robert Spencer explains this charade, unveiling why Muslim Brotherhood front groups such as the CAIR need there to be hate crimes against Muslims so badly:
“The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wants and needs hate crimes against Muslims, because they’re the currency they use to buy power and influence in our victimhood-oriented society, and to deflect attention away from jihad terror and onto Muslims as putative victims.”
This is why the Muslima at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette fabricated the “hate-crime” against herself. And it is also why her lie is only the latest example in a long list of so many other Muslim counterfeit stories.
Just to list a few of the typical and notorious incidents:
In February 2016, a Michigan Muslima, Said Chatti, was arraigned in Dearborn’s 18th District Court for making a false police report about an “Islamophobic” plot to bomb Dearborn Fordson High School, a majority-Muslim high school. She contacted the Dearborn Police Department and claimed that an “anonymous” friend of hers overheard a group of individuals plotting to blow up the school to retaliate against the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. When the police presented her with the evidence of the holes in her story, she admitted it was a false report.
In December 2015, a 37-year-old Muslim man, Gary Nathaniel Moore of Houston, was charged with first-degree arson for setting a Houston mosque on fire on Christmas day – a mosque where he himself was a regular, having attended it for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week. Using surveillance video from multiple businesses nearby, investigators were able to identify Moore and a search warrant of his home recovered a backpack and clothing similar to that which was seen in surveillance footage, as well as half of a two-pack of charcoal lighter-fluid bottles that seemed to match another lighter fluid bottle found inside the mosque.
In March 2012, we beheld the murder of Muslima Shaima Alawadi. At first reported as a “hate-crime,” it then turned out to be an honor murder. The media and Unholy Alliance were extremely vocal and indignant while the murder was a hate-crime, even staging a campaign, “One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi.” But once the murder turned out to be an Islamic crime, Shaima turned out not to matter to even one of the activists who had, at one point, made so much noise and howled so many cries of indignation.
The list goes on and on: a Muslim woman in England was proven to have lied to policeabout claiming to have been punched in the face for wearing a hijab; a Muslim woman in Dearborn dropped a lawsuit against police after video proved she was lying when claiming they forced her to remove her hijab; a supposed “hit-and-run” on a Muslim woman in Brussels blamed on “far right” anti-Islam demonstrators turned out to be perpetrated by a Muslim named “Mohamed.”
Many more of these Muslim victimization fantasies and lies have been documented by Robert Spencer in his special report, “The Top Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Hoaxes of 2014,” and in his recent video, Yet Another “Islamophobic Hate Crime” Hoax.
And so, we come to see that faking hate-crimes is a long and standard tradition of the cry-bully, and the Unholy Alliance is the premier cry-bully of our modern age. With Trump’s victory now a reality, the Left/Islam forces are foaming at the mouth and gnashing their teeth.
And while they set fires and break windows, brutally beat young girls for liking Trump, break the faces of those they think look like Trump and injure police officers, they cry and whine because they are the real victims of real hate-crimes. But, as the evidence reveals, these are the hate-crimes perpetrated by the Trump supporters who might have been — and inflicted on the victims who weren’t.
Jamie Glazov is Frontpage Magazine’s editor. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror and the host of the web-TV show, The Glazov Gang. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit his site at JamieGlazov.com.