United Kingdom hate crime? Row over allegations of assault on Muslim woman

UK hate crime? Row over allegations of assault on Muslim woman

Tube attacker made grab for woman's hijab

He proceeded to verbally abuse my friends and I, pinning one of them against the wall and spitting in her face.

After this suspected ordeal Abdulkadir posted about the incident on Twitter, writing that the man had attempted to rip off her hijab and when she had resisted he had hit her.

Now the man in the image has identified himself on Twitter and is hitting back at the allegations after the picture went viral.

"This man at Baker Street station forcefully attempted to pull my hijab off and when I instinctively grabbed ahold of my scarf, he hit me", she said.

A thug who launched a vicious attack on a Muslim woman shouted, 'Show me your hair!' as he tried to pull off her hijab, a witness said.

Twitter user Aniso Abulkadir claimed the passenger, who later revealed himself to be Pawel Uczciwek, 28, had tried to grab her headscarf at Baker Street station.

2 and white, was with a woman who is accused of verbally assaulting the group by screaming racist abuse during the incident.

Source Twitter  ShehabKhan
Source Twitter ShehabKhan

According to the Daily Mail, Uczciwek tells a very different version of the story.

Mr Uczciwek wrote: 'I would like to confirm I never hit or attacked anyone I simply defused the situation by separating them.

Uczciwek denies any wrongdoing.

Police confirmed they were investigating the incident, understood to have happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police in London normally see fewer than 40 racist incidents a day, yet a surge in attacks has seen the daily average rise to above 50. A spokesman from the force commented that, "Behaviour like this is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated". More worryingly for the Muslim community are the series of violent attacks that have occurred in recent days such as the Finsbury Park vehicle ramming and the London acid attack on Muslim cousins.

Racial and religious hate crimes are increasing across the United Kingdom with reports showing that such incidents increased 23% (from 40,741 to 49,921) in the 11 months following the European Union referendum.

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