Saturday, January 20, 2018

Study shows prevalence of unreported Islamaphobic incidents against Muslim women

"Since June, she has been documenting and studying the everyday experience and impact of Islamaphobic violence faced by 21 Muslim women in the GTA [Greater Toronto Area] — these range from being yelled at, sworn at, spit at and experiencing physical and sexual assault. Of the 40 incidents they shared with her, police were involved in only three. The rest were not reported." "One woman, part of Ahmad’s study, described how a man intimately grabbed her and said “what if I did this, would your dad come over and beat me up, or would he, like, you know, bomb my house.” " (thanks Amir)