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Hate Crime: 3 Teens Assault Muslim Girl Leaving Mosque

Karena Walters SunNews

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — A teenage girl roughed up by a trio of girls while walking from the mosque said she always felt safe in the community until now.

The 17-year-old received a bump on her head, scrapes and minor injuries to her hands and nose during the confrontation.

“I’ve never seen them in my life,” she said. “I felt safe walking by myself.”

Niagara Regional Police said the teen was walking on the sidewalk at Geneva Square parking lot just before 6 p.m. Sept. 17 when three girls walking behind tried to pass, made a comment, got into an argument and pushed and hit her. They then ran away.

Two 16-year-old girls have since been charged with assault and a third female youth was not charged. Their identifies are protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The 17-year-old girl, who was wearing a head scarf, said she was walking from the Al-Noor Mosque, where her siblings were taking classes, to go to the Tim Hortons on Welland Ave. when she heard three girls laughing and yelling behind her.

She said one girl yelled, “Isn’t it against your religion to be out here?”

“I tried to walk away, but they cornered me at a brick wall,” she said. “The one in front of me physically attacked me.”

She said a woman walking a dog intervened and witnesses in an optometrist’s office called 911.

Paramedics checked her out at the scene and she went to hospital to have X-rays as a precaution.

Islamic Society of St. Catharines spokesman Sallah Hamdani said the level of hate crime has been on the rise not only in Niagara but throughout Canada.

“Age is no factor when it comes to ignorance,” he said.

Hamdani said the Muslim community, unfortunately, has to use incidents such as this one as teaching tools.

“We just bring this to reality and we let our youth know who we are and what we stand for,” he said.

“And to be aware there are some people that are filled with hate and may not accept you for who you are but by how you look, and make judgment.”

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  • Reynardine

    Not all girls do that. Certain girls do that. I can almost tell you what these girls looked like.

  • Reynardine

    Full-blown paranoid schiz, with a nice dose of grandiosity. Some of them shoot up theaters, campuses, or schoolrooms full of little kids. Those who are useful idiots do this.

  • Yausari

    LOL. can’t help but to laugh XD. It’s rediculous

  • JD

    Saleem: Islamists ‘Repopulating The Nation’ To Turn America Into A Muslim Country

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/saleem-islamists-repopulating-nation-turn-america-muslim-country

    Submitted by Brian Tashman on Wednesday, 9/25/2013 4:00 pm

    Kamal Saleem, the phony ex-terrorist, appeared on The John Ankerberg Show
    alongside Jerry Boykin of the Family Research Council where he
    explained how Islamic extremists intend to destroy the US and turn
    America into a country where Islam reigns supreme. Saleem, a regular
    guest at Religious Right conferences and radio shows, has claimed to
    have worked for the PLO, the Muslim Brotherhood, Muammar Qaddafi, Saddam
    Hussein, the Saudi royal family and Osama bin Laden and to be the
    nephew of the “Grand Wazir of Islam,� a position which doesn’t exist.

    He claims that the U.S. is secretly under the control of an Islamic shadow government tied to President Obama’s babysitter that is seeking to “legalize terrorism� and impose Sharia law through the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights. Saleem has also argued that feminist and gay rights groups are Muslim Brotherhood pawns and predicted that Hillary Clinton will use her position as Secretary of State to “shut down� churches and imprison Christians.

    During his interview with Ankerberg, Saleem said that he came to the
    US in order to “subjugate this nation to Islam� by “repopulating the
    nation and start becoming popular and start choosing our leadership.�

    He added that Muslims use schools to “turn the American student
    against America� and “came to infiltrate the jail system because we knew
    if we take those broken ones, those that are injured, we can turn them
    into beasts against this nation and therefore we can populate this
    nation with segregation and causing the culture to break open� for
    Islam. – See more at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/saleem-islamists-repopulating-nation-turn-america-muslim-country#sthash.6fJo7Xyv.dpuf

  • Heinz Catsup

    Islamophobia: No matter where you go, you can’t escape it.

    My best wishes to the victim.

  • JD

    This is the same guy who made a political career
    out of demonizing a whole religion. He argued that Islam is “not a faith� but a “totalitarian theocratic

    political ideology,� and that terrorism is inherent to Islam. There is a Muslim
    take over conspiracy . He even said that Muslim congressman Keith Ellison (D)
    of “represent(ing) the antithesis of the principles upon which this country was
    established.�

    double standard at its best. Comments against another
    group say jews people call that person out and correctly for being a Anti Semitic jerk
    or comments against blacks correctly a racist. They loose there jobs and are never seen again With islam bashing it’ s OK no one cares . Everything said is facts heck they have ” freedom of speech and calling them out is stopping freedom of speech. Un- American

  • JD

    Oh double standards how much I love you . Looks like Allen West just got
    canned from his job at PJ Media. Was Allen West Torturing innocent people with
    a gun again? Nope. You will love this….

    Former Congressman Allen West is leaving his

    job at Pajamas Media after an altercation with a female staffer in which

    he allegedly called her a “Jewish American princess,� BuzzFeed learned on
    Thursday.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/allen-west-out-at-pj-media

    “In order to focus on political interests, Allen

    West will transition from his full-time role as director of programming

    for Next Generation.TV to a twice-a-month contributor of written

    commentary on PJMedia.com, effective October 1, 2013,� PJ Media

    financier Aubrey Chernick wrote to staff in an email from Sept. 16. “I

    wanted our staff and consultants to have this information first.

    However, PJ Media is not announcing this publicly for several weeks, so

    please do not share this news with anyone outside of the company until

    you see our public announcement.�

    In a message to staff, West

    wrote: “Shortly, I will be giving up my position as director of

    programming at Next Generation.TV to get back on the front lines to

    expand the message of constitutional conservatism across our country.�

    Two

    sources familiar with what happened told BuzzFeed that West had gotten

    into an argument with a female employee and called her a “Jewish

    American princess� while telling her to “shut up.� Reached by

    phone, West told BuzzFeed he was leaving his job voluntarily, though one

    source familiar with the situation told BuzzFeed he had been fired.

  • Jekyll

    Wow! If I made that comment, I would be bowdlerized…Personally, I think the girls were doing what girls do, act stupid to someone who is different. She could have been fat, ugly, etc….

  • Reynardine

    If it’s any comfort at all, a good many girls that age are little bitches who will use any excuse or none to gang up on someone who looks like a vulnerable loner. That hasn’t changed in the past half-century, I can certify from experience, and probably not in the half-century before that.

  • mindy1

    How sad and pathetic, to pick on someone who is doing no harm :(

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