Little girl attacked in Canada, man tries to cut off hijab

Authorities are investigating the incident which occurred at about 9 am in or around the Pauline Johnson school in Toronto’s east side

Khawlah Noman, 11, and her brother Mohammad Zakarijja were walking to Pauline Johnson Public School in Scarborough when a man sliced her hijab with a pair of scissors on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.

The man fled the scene after the frightening incident.

The incident happened Friday morning near the school close to Birchmount Rd. and Sheppard Ave.

Police described the assailant as an Asian male wearing a black hoodie and glasses. He was last seen wearing glasses, a black hoodie and black trousers.

The incident caught the attention of politicians at all levels of government. His expressed his support for the young girl and said he hoped she understood that "this is not what Canada is, and that is not what Canadians are..." I want her and her family and her friends and community to know that that is not what Canada is and that is not who Canadians are.

Noman told reporters gathered at the school on Friday afternoon, that she felt "confused, scared and terrified" when seeing the man behind her and that she is now afraid to walk to class.

"I certainly hope that the Toronto Police Services are able to track down the person who committed this violent act and my thoughts and prayers are with the family", Scheer said.

In early December 2016, a female Muslim Baruch College student claimed several men shouting "Donald Trump!" attempted to tear off her hijab on a New York City subway train; she later admitted to making it up.

"I'm so glad that she's safe and I'm safe".

"He just smiled and ran away", she said. "I feel like this should stop".

"What you're doing is really wrong, you should not act like this, and especially, I'm a kid", she said, addressing her attacker.

"I don't know why he did that, it's just not Canada. I'm so proud to be a Canadian, and I feel so safe in this community", Samad said.

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

"I turned around and I saw him with his scissors", Khawlah said.

According to the TDSB's website, Pauline Johnson Junior Public School has about 290 students from junior kindergarten to Grade 6. "This is not who we are".

Toronto's mayor added that he was "shocked and appalled".

"We don't know what motivated the attack", Toronto police Constable David Hopkinson said initially but authorities later said the incident is being investigated as a hate crime. "Anyone who can help with further information should contact Toronto police or Crime Stoppers".

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