Numerous politicians sent out messages in the wake of the fake incident.
The reported “hijab attack” in Toronto that received international attention last week was a hoax.
That’s according to the Toronto Police, who released the following statement:
On Friday, January 12, 2018, the Toronto Police Service requested assistance identifying a man involved in an Assault with a Weapon investigation.
After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen.
The investigation is concluded.
Numerous politicians had released statements in the wake of the attack, despite many questioning the details of what took place.
Here’s what Trudeau said at the time:
My heart goes out to Khawlah Noman following this morning’s cowardly attack on her in Toronto. Canada is an open and welcoming country, and incidents like this cannot be tolerated.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 12, 2018
Andrew Scheer was also quick to comment:
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) January 12, 2018
The response to the attack by those in power was a stark contrast from how most other incidents are handled. Usually, there is a time period of waiting for details before commenting, a step that was not taken in this instance.
Additionally, serious crimes take place across the country, and politicians almost never comment.
Many politicians also used the fake incident to speak out against “Islamophobia,” which is a term that is often used to silence legitimate discussions about Islam in Canadian society.
The fact that so many public figures used the moment to push a political and ideological agenda instead of waiting for confirmation is very concerning, and will only lead to a further loss of trust in the increasingly out-of-touch elitist political class.
Natasha Fatah made a great point in the wake of this revelation:
I hope an equal amount of news coverage and politician statements are dedicated to clarifying that the alleged attack on a hijab wearing girl was a false report. It did not happen.
— Natasha 나타샤 Fatah (@NatashaFatah) January 15, 2018
Much of the media has also taken a serious credibility hit, and there will be tough questions for the entire political/media establishment in the wake of this incident. After all, criticism shouldn’t be directed towards an 11-year-old girl. It should be directed towards those who tried using this hoax for their own political benefit.
Of course, the elites are already showing their trademark arrogance, as they refuse to apologize or even acknowledge they got it wrong.
Once again, Canadians are seeing that the truth increasingly comes from independent and alternative media, and those in power cannot be trusted.
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