A Muslim teenager in England said she was punched in the face for wearing a hijab in public after the Paris ISIS attacks. But police officers found no evidence of the alleged assault on security cameras.
She lied and was fined 90 pounds.
The Daily Mail reported:
A Muslim teenager has been fined after she lied about being punched in the face because she wore a hijab in the days after the Paris terror attacks.
Student Miss Choudhury, 18, said she was attacked on New Street in Birmingham because she was wearing Islamic headwear.
She told police that she was knocked to the floor in the racist attack and that other Muslims in the area were being targeted following the French massacre, which saw ISIS jihadists kill 130 people and injure 352 at various locations in Paris in November last year.
Speaking about the made-up attack on November 23, 2015, Miss Choudhury, who did not want her first name to be revealed, said she had been left too scared to walk through in the city alone.
She said: ‘I feel shocked and really scared that someone could attack you for no reason. I don’t feel safe at all now.
‘I was walking to the train station to meet some friends when someone shoved me from behind.
‘When I turned around he punched me in the face and then just went off.
‘I was really upset afterwards. I can only think it was because he saw my hijab as he didn’t take my bag or anything…
…Investigations by West Midlands Police revealed that Miss Choudhury had made up the attack.
Detectives trawled through CCTV footage in and around Birmingham’s main shopping street in a bid to identify an offender from the November 23 ‘attack’.
They even accompanied Miss Choudhury on a walk through the city centre to help her pinpoint the exact location of the attack.
But after monitoring her movements on footage from that morning, officers found no evidence of the alleged assault.