22 June 2016

Suspect in Attack on Muslim Woman in London, ON Arrested

In our previous post we had mentioned that, at least at the time of publication, there had not yet been mention of the assault on a Muslim woman in London, Ontario on any of the usual sites we frequent. However we completely forgot about one and, sure enough....

III% Canada is a quasi-militia movement in Canada ideologically aligned with the American-based movement. And part of that ideological alignment is virulent Islamophobia as evidenced by the reaction of III% Canada members to the assault:

A second thread concerning the event was also posted, which perhaps even more clearly reveals the attitude and values of people who celebrate when a woman is assaulted:

Well, those III% Canada members who hoped the suspect would be able to get away with the assault (I mean, those that didn't think she was part of a conspiracy to stage an attack on a woman holding a four-month old child while grocery shopping) were sure disappointed by this news today:

London, Ont., police charge suspect with assaulting Muslim woman
Victim was spat on, punched several times, and had her hair and hijab pulled, police say
CBC News              Posted: Jun 22, 2016 11:14 AM ET      Last Updated: Jun 22, 2016 2:34 PM ET

Police have arrested a 38-year-old woman in connection with an alleged attack on a Muslim woman in a supermarket in London, Ont., and charged her with assault.

The Muslim woman was shopping with her four-month-old son when she was attacked, according to police.

The woman was at the Superking Supermarket at 785 Wonderland Rd. S. at about 5 p.m. Monday when a woman she didn't know began yelling at her for no apparent reason, police said.

The stranger spat on the Muslim woman, punched her several times and then pulled at her hijab and hair, police said....

Our readers might anticipate the response:

Yep, these are people who think of themselves as patriots. We think these labels might be more apt, however:

And yes, racists.

Not that our views will matter to them, but it is important to at least try accurate.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I didn't read through all the postings you show from the people who barely made it through Grade 3 attempting to justify the unjustifiable. These people are what we term greaseballs around here, and many years ago when I lived in Ottawa, the valley was full of them as well, so no doubt London has its fair share. Complete dicks.

Quite apart from their lack of sanity or edjumacation or tolerance or ability to act like a normal human being, there is the question of common assault from the woman pictured. With the picture shown (which I also saw on TV news here in Nova Scotia), she'll have a tough time avoiding a sentence in court by pleading some stupid defence or other. Hitting a woman holding a baby in full public view? Try getting out of that one even with some fancy-dancy lawyer spouting legal inanities.