He expressed relief that it wasn’t a real anti-Muslim hate crime this time, but it could have been, because there is widespread “Islamophobia” among Canadians.
She wouldn’t get off scott free in New York City. Just this past year, the same kind of alleged anti-Muslim hate crime against a teenage Muslim girl made headlines all over the city. But when it came out that she had staged the whole thing, the backlash was swift and the punishment fitting.
h/t Vlad Tepesblog