Muslim woman attacked in London, Ont., grocery store, police say

This is the fourth reported event against visible minorities in the city in the past eight months

CBC News | June 21, 2016

A Muslim woman shopping with her four-month-old son was attacked in a London, Ont., supermarket Monday, according to police.

The woman was at the Superking Supermarket at 785 Wonderland Rd. S. at approximately 5 p.m. when another woman approached her and began yelling at her for no apparent reason, police said.

The woman, unknown to the shopper, allegedly spat on the victim, punched her several times and then pulled at the victim’s hijab and hair, police said.

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Muslim groups are condemning the alleged attack. Saleha Khan of the National Council of Canadian Muslims says the string of racially-charged events over the last few months creates a lack of trust among Muslim residents.

As someone who regularly deals with issues of racism and prejudice, she says incidents like these are disappointing….

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