The alleged hijab puller is a Muslim and his name is Sayid Ahmed Abdullahi, but the Toronto Sun says they have no idea what his religion is.
Toronto Sun (h/t Susan K) A man is accused of trying to pull hijabs off three women in what Toronto Police are calling “hate-motivated assaults.”
On Wednesday, police were contacted about three separate incidents that happened between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. at a bus stop at Jane St. and Wilson Ave. Police say a man approached the women while they waited for a bus and began pulling their hijabs off their heads.None of the women were injured.
“As soon as police became aware of this, they took it very seriously,” Det. Const. Michele Bond said Friday. “Officers kept their eyes out. The victims gave good descriptions.”
Sayid Ahmed Abdullahi, 42, of Toronto, is charged with three counts of assault and mischief under $5,000. Bond said there is no clear motive for the assaults. “We don’t know what religion he is.
Irregardless, whether they are of the same faith, we have to do more investigation,” she said.
In January, an 11-year-old Toronto girl made international headlines when she claimed a man attacked her and tried to cut off her hijab with a pair of scissors while she was walking to school.
The leaders of all three levels of government condemned the actions before a police investigation determined the claim to be a hoax.