Girl attacked twice in 10 minutes by "hijab scissor" assailant

Girl attacked twice in 10 minutes by

Girl attacked twice in 10 minutes by "hijab scissor" assailant

She added that the incident was not being investigated as a hate crime at the moment, but it will be considered by investigators. "I felt confused, scared, terrified", Noman, who is in Grade 6, told reporters at her school Friday. "I feel like this should stop".

Speaking at a press conference Friday, the victim, 11-year-old Khawlah Noman, says the man smiled at her when he cut her hijab.

Police are asking for the public's help to identify the attacker described as Asian, of medium build, with a thin moustache and black prescription glasses.

At the time of the attack, he was wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, black trousers, brown gloves, and had prescription glasses with black frames on his face, police said.

When she turned around, the assailant was smiling at her.

She looked at him and screamed. The school is at 35 Dunmurray Ave in Scarborough northwest of Birchmount Ave and Sheppard Ave.

The little boy was scared, anxious his sister would be hurt. "I can't imagine how afraid she must have been", he said.

The incident was deeply upsetting for the children, and for their mother, Samia Samad. "It's just not Canada".

"I'm frustrated and I'm angry but I do believe in peace in Canada", Samad said.

"I feel this is awful and I do not like it".

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Khawlah Noman, 11, speaks to reporters at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School, after she told police that a man cut her hijab with scissors in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on January 12.

Premier Kathleen Wynne was outraged. He further said that they were scared at that moment. "And everyone has the right to feel safe and respected no matter what they are wearing or where they go".

"No child should ever be afraid walking to school in Toronto because of what they are wearing or for any other reason", he said in a statement. "For something to happen to one of our kids here, it's all the more piercing in the heart". Afterwards she and her brother joined a group of other students also walking to school, for safety, before being separated from the group and each other at an intersection.

"We want to make sure they know we're aware of what's happening, and we're available to talk", TDSB trustee Manna Wong said. This attack took place in Toronto, Canada.

Since 2013, hate crime has been on the rise in Canada.

Sidhu called the girl's actions "brave and smart". "But legislative changes are very important".

In cases that are reported, definitively proving that a certain crime was motivated by hate can be very hard, according to criminal lawyer Alvin Shidlowski.

Khawlah's light blue hijab is now with police as evidence.

But a short time later, the man approached her from behind again and started cutting her hijab once more, she said.

Toronto District School Board spokesman Ryan Bird says staff contacted police and the girl's parents shortly after she arrived at school.

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