MONTREAL: Muslim woman strangled to death when her headbag (hijab) gets tangled in subway escalator

A Muslim woman in her 30s is dead after her headbag and hair became caught in a subway-station escalator. A bystander found the woman lying at the base of the escalator at Fabre metro station.

Good news for the folks in Quebec who are trying to pass the Charter of Values which would ban most religious attire in public buildings.


Edmonton Sun  (h/t Susan K) When first responders arrived, the woman was unresponsive. “We tried to perform resuscitation on site, but we weren’t able to save her,” paramedic Bob Lamle told QMI Agency.

The exact circumstances of the woman’s death weren’t immediately clear, but Montreal police spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant said it appeared “her headscarf and her hair got stuck in the escalator.”

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UPDATE: For all your doubters who said the woman was not Muslim and not wearing a hijab, here is further confirmation:

Global News  The Quebec coroner’s office has confirmed the identity of the woman who died in a tragic accident in the Montreal metro on Thursday. She was Naima Rharouity, a 47-year-old of Moroccan descent and a mother of two.

Naima Rharouity 2nd from Right
Naima Rharouity, 2nd from Right