Man cuts schoolgirl's hijab with scissors in Canada

Man cuts schoolgirl's hijab with scissors in Canada

The attack is being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said, according to CNN.

The hijab is a headscarf worn by many Muslim women who feel it is part of their religion.

'My heart goes out to Khawlah Noman following this morning's cowardly attack on her in Toronto, ' he wrote.

Canada also vowed to open its arms to Muslim refugees after Trump's controversial immigration ban prompted outrage around the world.

"I don't know why he did that, but it's just not Canada", Saima Samad said. She felt someone behind her pull the hood of her winter jacket down and when she turned around and the man ran off. Khawlah and her brother chose to cross the road and walk with a bigger group of people. We followed this crowd of people to be safe.

She says the girl then crossed the street and, about 10 minutes later, she noticed the man cutting at her hijab again. The siblings said he had black hair with straight bangs to the eyebrows, a thin mustache and black prescription glasses. Police did not have anyone in custody.

Police said the incident isn't now being treated as a hate crime, but investigators are not ruling out a possibility.

'This is shocking to learn of this assault.

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"Toronto police and the student's family were immediately contacted by the school", the board added in a statement.

Khawlah - who appeared alongside her mother and her brother - said she is now afraid to walk to school, but was comforted by the support of her school and family.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne tweeted her support for the young girl and called the incident "a cowardly act of hatred".

She described the attack at a news conference.

It may be mentioned that the incident took place before the first anniversary of a shooting in a Quebec City mosque which took lives of six people. A French-Canadian college student was charged as the lone suspect in the bloody incident.

Canada has witnessed a rise in extremist activity, much of which has been targeted at Muslims.

A survey conducted previous year by Ontario's Human Rights Commission found that more people reported harbouring "very negative" feelings about Muslims than about any other group.

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