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Woman in Headscarf Beaten Senseless by 3 Boys in Spain

Woman in Headscarf Beaten Senseless by 3 Boys in Spain

A 38-year-old Muslim woman wearing hijab was beaten by a group of three boys in front of the Usera metro station in Madrid, where she suffered cuts, bruises and anxiety symptoms. Madrid police are treating the incident as a hate crime and an Islamophobic attack committed out of revenge following the two attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, which killed 15 people.

The victim told authorities that the boys approached her because she was wearing a hijab and identified her as Muslim.

Madrid police are treating the incident as a hate crime.

Madrid’s Diversity Management Unit has taken on the investigation, but there have been no arrests. The Madrid police were notified that Hogar Social, a neo-Nazi group, had headquarters in the city and hung banners that were Islamophobic and xenophobic. Some of the signs stated, “Islam destroys Europe while we open the doors” and “terrorists welcome,” in reference to the “Refugees Welcome” campaign.

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Muslims, especially Muslim women, in Europe and the United States have been facing so-called “revenge” attacks. Spain’s Muslim population makes up about four percent of the population, a little under two million people, and Muslims have a long history of influence in Spain. Yet, some still face prejudice as foreigners.

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  • Doesn’t Mohammed advise women to cover up in order that they will be known to be Muslim and that would ensure that they were not molested? Sura 33 verse 59
    “O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And God is Oft- Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Abdullah Yusuf Ali translation)
    If women are attacked when they show themselves to be Muslim, then Mohammed is a bare faced liar, and it is an insult to Allah to follow his teachings. Stop accusing Allah of being responsible for Mohammed’s rubbish.

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