Mar 10 2012
OH, BOO HOO! Somebody in Canada pulled on a Muslim woman’s headbag and now police are calling it a ‘hate crime’
Kingston, Ontario police are asking for the public’s help after a woman allegedly pulled on another woman’s hijab (headbag), which police are calling a hate crime assault. (Seriously? She tugged at it, she didn’t pull it off or assault the Muslim woman. Grow the hell up!)
CBC Police said a woman was finishing her grocery shopping at a store around 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 28 when another customer came from behind her and pulled on her hijab. They said the suspect yanked the head covering so hard it forced the victim to bend backward. The suspect then let go and left the store without saying a word.
The female suspect is described as: Caucasian, 40-45 years of age, long black hair and slim. She was wearing a red ski jacket with black shouldering, dark pants and dark shoes. Her male associate is described as: Caucasian, 40-45 years of age, with short brown hair. He is wearing a long blue jacket that may have horizontal white stripes at the top of the collar and on the arms, and blue jeans.
Surveillance images of the suspect an associate and the victim can be viewed on the Kingston police website.
Below are surveillance video still captures of the female suspect and male associate. The two may be regular shoppers at this location so if believed to be seen please contact 9-1-1 and provide Communications staff with the occurrence number 12-2890. If the male and/or female are departing the area do not intervene but please ascertain the last known direction, licence plate if a vehicle is used, and even cab company and number if a taxi is taken.