Ikram Ali, a 17-year-old from Enfield borough in London, U.K., had raw bacon smashed into her face by 36-year-old Walter Chivers, who was sentenced to 26 weeks in jail. This attack, like hosts of other attacks on Muslims, was unprovoked.
Ali blames this attack on the media, saying she doesn’t blame him and feels there is still more good in the world.
This is by far not an isolated incident, as there have been countless attacks, many which go unreported.
Most recently, Jameel Muhktar and Resham Khan were attacked with acid while sitting in traffic in their vehicle. Earlier in June, Rahma Warsame was beaten while trying to defend a fellow Muslim in Ohio.
Just a few weeks prior to this attack, Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche were killed and Micah David-Cole Fletcher was injured while trying to save 16-year-old Destinee Hudson and her 17-year-old Muslim friend from attacks in Portland, Ore.
Attacks on Muslims across the world are undeniably on the rise and even more shocking is the increased number of attacks upon children.
Unlike the attacks in Ohio and Portland, no one stepped up to help Ikram, despite plenty of onlookers.