Tuesday, 16 January 2018

[Canada / Hedjab-Cutting Tales / Islamophonia / Fake News] An attacker did not cut her hedjab, police say. But why did the TDSB let the tearful 11-year-old face the cameras? (And why did sites such as thestar.com rush to post the tale, along with responses by politicians and others also taken in, or promoting the hoax?)

An attacker did not cut her hijab, police say. But why did the TDSB let the tearful 11-year-old face the cameras?

By Jenna Moon Staff Reporter
Fatima Syed Staff Reporter
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
... “While we are relieved that this child was not a victim of a hate crime, the false nature of the claim is unsettling,” said Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, in a statement.

The false allegation “may also affect persons who are in fact targeted by Islamophobic and hateful acts,” Gardee said.

So how did the 11-year-old’s false story become national, front-page news? ...
More on the tale at thestar.com

# Bracing for the hate this will engender - instead of basking in the sympathy for the fake god's followers earlier engendered:

Did Toronto Police Say 11-Year-Old Muslim Girl Attack Condemned By Justin Trudeau Did Not Happen?
... Kids do stuff like this but we're in a highly sensitive time as we lead up to the anniversary of the January 29 massacre. I'm bracing for the hate this will engender. ...
# Memeries - promoting the hoax as anti-muslim hate:

Alleged attack on Toronto girl just a 'tiny glimpse' into anti-Muslim hate, advocate says
... Hateful incidents

In response to Noman's harrowing account of the attack, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he "can't imagine how afraid she must've been.

"I want her and her family and her friends and community to know that that is not what Canada is."

The assertion is perhaps based on an idyllic notion of Canadian society that is not always reflected in reality, Elghawaby said. While full-fledged hate crimes may be relatively rare, "hateful incidents" — like drivers angrily yelling at her "take off her head scarf" —are not, she added. ...