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This Muslim girl made up a story... :|

Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl's hijab 'did not happen'

15 January 2018


Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl's hijab never happened.

The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her hijab off.

Toronto police now say the incident, which they were treating as a hate crime, "did not happen".

The investigation sparked a national outcry, including from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who expressed his concern on Twitter.

"After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen," the police said in a brief press release on Monday morning. "The investigation is concluded."

Police say they are no longer seeking a suspect. During an emotional press conference last Friday, where she was accompanied her mother, Khawlah Noman said she was afraid to go back to school.

Her mother told media this was "just not Canada".


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Toronto family apologises for bogus hijab attack claim

18 January 2018

The family of a schoolgirl who made up a story about an attack on her hijab has issued an apology "to every Canadian".

In a statement published by the Toronto Star, the family expressed remorse for "the pain and anger" caused.

The 11-year-old Toronto schoolgirl said an assailant cut her hijab with scissors, promoting a police manhunt.

The girl, Khawlah Noman, even described the alleged attack in a news conference.

Police said on Monday that their investigators had concluded the incident "did not happen".

The family said: "When our young daughter told the school that she was attacked by a stranger, the school reacted with compassion and support as did the police.

"When we arrived at the school on Friday, we were informed what happened and assumed it to be true, just like everyone else.

"We only went public because we were horrified that there was such a perpetrator who may try to harm someone else."

At the time, the incident inspired an outpouring of support for the girl, including from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory.

The revelation that her claims was bogus stoked a debate in Canada about how the 11-year-old was allowed to face the media.

It also sparked concern that it could undermine reporting of any anti-Muslim hate crimes.


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