The Canadian (and even international) media were full of outrage and virtue-signalling over the weekend over a terrible, terrible hate crime reported to have occurred in Toronto on Friday. 11-year-old Khawlah Noman was walking to school with her 10-year-old brother, Mohammed Zakariyya, on Friday morning, when she felt somebody pull down the hood of her winter jacket down. She told police the attacker smiled at her and then attempted to cut her hijab, from the bottom up, using a pair of scissors with a blue handle. He did this not once, but twice, she said, over the course of some ten minutes.
Recounting the traumatic incident in great detail, she told reporters "I felt really scared and confused. I didn’t feel comfortable about what was going on." Miss Noman got a good look at the attacker, who she described as a young Asian male, roughly 5'8" to 6', wearing black pants, a black hoodie and brown gloves. He had a moustache, the girl told police, and glasses too.
When the girl screamed, the attacker ran away. She and her brother rushed to join a group of children walking nearby, but got separated at a traffic signal. The brother didn't make the light in time to cross safely, so his Miss Noman waited for him while the group moved on. Mohammed said he watched as his sister's attacker approached her a second time, scissors in hand. What happened next is unclear, but when the kids got to school, they discovered that the bottom of Khawlah's hijab had been cut.
Speaking to reporter's, Miss Noman's mother, Samia Samad, [How come they all have different surnames? Ed.] said the incident was deeply upsetting for the children. "I don’t know why he did that," the mother said. "It’s just not Canada. I'm frustrated and I'm angry, but I do believe in peace in Canada. I am so proud to be a Canadian, and I want to give [the attacker] the same message."
Miss Noman echoed the message. While holding back tears, she said, "What you’re doing is very wrong. You should stop doing this. I'm a kid."
The chattering classes (particularly the professionals in the diversity industry) were quick to boo-hoo to anyone who would listen, particularly the liberal "reporters" at the CBC and the Toronto Red Star. And Canada's Liberal politicians, knowing a good story to promote their pro-Muslim, pro-diversity agenda, were even quicker to express their shock and horror. The Liberal Prime Minister, the proudly lesbian ["Liberal", shurely! Ed.] Premier of Ontario, and the Mayor of Toronto (not a card-carrying Liberal but a liberal all the same) condemned the attack as a shameful example Islamophobia and racism. Here are their officious ["official", shurely! Ed.] statements.
Who could argue with those sentiments? No right-thinking -- make that "LEFT-thinking" -- Canadian, that's for sure. And even if someone thought the reaction was a bit over the top, or dared to doubt the veracity of Miss Noman's horror story, Canada's notorious M-103 would likely have silenced them. (CBC censors, please take note!) But guess what? Toronto Police said today they have concluded that the incident "did not happen."
There has been no suggestion that Miss Noman and/or her family will be punished in any way for wasting Inspector Knacker's time with a false report. No-one has apologized or even expressed embarrassment for the hair-on-fire coverage the hoax -- for that's what it was -- received in the (((controlled media))).
From the Pink Palace at Queen's Park, Premier Wynne said "I'd like to thank the Toronto Police Service for their work in this matter, and I join all Ontarians in being thankful and relieved that this assault did not take place." What she didn't add, but was understood to mean, was that, although it didn't happen, it could have happened, because, as everyone knows, old-stock Canadians are hard-wired to be haters.
Further reading: "Hijab hoax girl, family owe Canadians an apology", by Anthony Furey, in the Toronto Sun, 15/1/18. Conclusion: One sad outcome of this story is that decent, fair-minded Canadians whose hearts went out to this girl may look at the next such attack with suspicion. And that one could be real. The family, the police and the school board owe us an explanation. And Khawlah Noman and her family owe Canada an apology.