Toronto police have confirmed that the young Muslim girl who claimed she was attacked for wearing a hijab was fake after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the “attack” to claim the need to combat “Islamophobia” in Canada.
Last Friday, 11-year-old Muslim Khawlah Noman claimed that she had been attacked in Toronto by a man with a pair of scissors who attempted to cut off her hijab.
News of the incident reached Prime Minister Trudeau who made an official announcement about the incident saying: “My heart goes out the young girl who was attacked, seemingly for her religion. We all need to remind ourselves of today and every day that we are better than this.”
Trudeau was joined by Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne who also had no hesitation declaring the “attack” a “cowardly act of hatred”.
“We must stand firm in our support of this young girl who was assaulted simply for wearing a hijab,” she added.
On Monday, Toronto police confirmed that the alleged assault never took place, Canadian broadcaster CBC reports.
“After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen,” police said in a press release adding, “The investigation is concluded.”
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