So it took news reports and exposes by the Global News for the RCMP to reopen an investigation into an obvious case of Islamophobic hate and assault.
WATCH ABOVE: The RCMP have re-opened the case involving a vicious racial attack on a Calgary cabbie, after reports from Global News this week. Global News has learned who the passenger was. The victim of the attack is waiting to see if he is going to be held accountable. Nancy Hixt has the story.
WARNING: This story contains graphic content. Discretion is advised. Global’s Nancy Hixt reports.
CALGARY – Nearly two years after RCMP closed the books on a case of a vicious verbal and racist assault on a Calgary cabbie, RCMP have now reopened their investigation.
A passenger’s verbal attack on 35-year-old Sardar Qayyum, caught on a dashboard-mounted camera, was recently obtained by Global News.
On the tape, Qayyum agrees to stop at a fast food restaurant even though his the passenger’s taxi chit is about to expire, but then the passenger says “You tried to f— me, you tried to f—me.”
He goes on to say, “you son-of-a-bitch, you f—ing c—sucker, go back to where are from…” and ”Uh uh, I’m a Paki, mother f—ing Jew…what are you f—ing going to do, strap a bomb to your body, huh?”
At the end of the verbal barrage, the passenger rips the camera out of the cab and Qayyum says he was then physically assaulted: “He punched the camera in my chest and I just opened the car and left.”