Globe turns alleged encounter with rude man into anti-muslim Hate Crime #elxn42

Muslim convert attacked while wearing niqab in Toronto

Her roots in Canada stretch back through her francophone mother to the 1600s. Last week, wearing her Islamic face veil – the niqab, which has become a central issue in the federal election – she says she was trying to enter Shoppers Drug Mart at Toronto’s Fairview Mall when a man carrying a liquor-store bag blocked her path and then drove his elbow hard into her shoulder, in front of her two daughters, ages nine and four.

“It hurt, yo,” Safira Merriman, 30, said in a Facebook post describing the incident.

A Facebook post? No police report, no witnesses no nuthin other than a juicy anti-Harper headline they could torque.

That’s all the Globe needed. That’s the new evidentiary bar in Canadian journalism.

Maybe the guy was just a rude drunk?

Are there witnesses?

CCTV footage? Of course given the “incident” happened last week it’s doubtful any footage exists today.

  • tom_billesley

    “It lies, yo”. Fabrication. The essential detail to impart that it was a kaffir is “carrying liquor store bag”

    • Interesting point.

    • Valid point.

      Throughout the world, countless millions of women are forced to wear Islamic head gear.

      These signs of misogyny need to be banned from civilized society.

      Female Western converts to Islam only wear these asinine things because of some deep mental problems. They need help.

      • Achmed

        Women are not forced to wear the hijab, the niqab or the burqa.
        It is Islamophobia to claim that finding Allah is a “mental problem”. The only mental problem is in denying the truth of Allah and his messenger Mohammad (peace be upon him).

        • ntt1

          Who knows the mind of God but it is certain that Mohamed was a raving lunatic why would a
          God pick such a deranged
          As his messenger
          Unless he wAs actually the trickster or fallen angel

        • WalterBannon

          go fuck yourself muslim

        • Justin St.Denis

          Achmed, you are so full of it your eyes are brown.

        • marty_p

          Achmed why not stick with a forum where the clientele share your views – any post you make here is going to be flamed – so why waste your time annoying all of us.

        • Achmed, if you really believe 100% of the women of Saudi Arabia “want” to wear Islamic head gear – you are more brain dead than I even thought.

          Don’t you even have a single working brain cell?

          Has Islam taken all you ability to think?

          I feel sorry for you.

  • Brenda

    This niqab issue seems to be scaring the hell out of Muslims. I take it you guys have all seen this?

    • Thanks I had not, you make a good point, they must regard the public’s reaction as a set back to the Ummah.

      • moraywatson

        False assumption. They are supremacists, there are no “setbacks”; there is only “allah’s will”.

        The message from muslims is that “these are trifling” matters, so you will concede them to “us”. There is no suggestion of accommodation being made by the muslims on anything.

        • John

          Well, if setbacks are allah’s will, then let’s give them allah’s will until it’s coming out their wazoos.

          • andycanuck

            That’s why I’m in the nuke Mecca and the other “holy cities” (Jerusalem excepted) camp. The devout Moslem only has two choices to explain this: either they offended Allah enough to allow it to have happened so they have to do the opposite of what they were/are doing; or there is no Allah.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Nuke Mecca AND make sure you blow that black cube into a million pieces.

          • moraywatson

            The most important word in defeating islam is “NO”.

    • Blacksmith

      “If you are wearing a scarf, or, for instance, the niqab, you’re not
      going to get a job. Your credentials don’t count. [Employers] think that
      if you have a scarf, you don’t have a brain.”
      Well there may be some truth there, if you are ignorant to willingly follow the death cult and its strictures that make women second class (or worse) citizens then maybe you aren’t too bright after all…. Just saying…..

    • John

      The niqab has blown up in their faces. Muslims won’t vote conservative because conservatives aren’t pushovers for sharia compliance initiatives Muslims always put forward. They need useful idiots like Mulcair or Trudeau in order to make headway.

      • Waffle

        I bet they’ll vote for the Dauphin because they think they’ll be able to control him. Tommy the Commie will be left sucking air and Harper will remain PM. (thank goodness). On the other hand, they might not vote at all. Harper still wins. Don’t take my word for it — just get out and vote!

  • simus1

    Canada’s zombie version of the NYT.

    My apology to any offended zombies.

    • David Murrell


    • New lows are now an everyday occurrence at the Globe!

      • Justin St.Denis

        ‘It’s true. Depressingly true.

  • David Murrell

    This non-story is not the half of it. Today the notoriously awful newspaper inflicted the following screed to its tired, bleary-eyed readers:

  • Achmed

    Fairview Mall should produce the security video or have to pay her for not providing adequate security in the mall to prevent the Islamophobia.

    • simus1

      She doesn’t have the incident recorded on her iphone?
      That is unfortunate.

    • Clausewitz

      Hard to record fairy tales.

  • Everyone Else

    Pallywood arrives in Canada.

  • SDMatt

    Then there’s the case of hijabi Hanane Mehdi, who claimed she was attacked in the Montreal metro back in April.

    No cell phone footage, no witnesses, no security video, no nothing since April when it allegedly happened.

    Heck, even the CBC smell a rat and didn’t report on it.

  • Brenda

    And here’s another one:

    I think the pushback has started: for the next two weeks, we can expect to be bombarded with stories about niqabis being ‘attacked’ and wishing OTHER people wouldn’t blow this issue out of proportion.

  • dagawker

    So sad,a professional victim had her feelings hurt,yo.

  • WalterBannon

    Why is this muslim out in public with out being accompanied by a male relative?

    She should be stoned to death at once for bringing dishonor on her family.

  • Ed

    At least they’ve learned that over here “…he threw his shoe at me…” won’t work. So i guess it’s on to “…liquor store bag.”

  • marty_p

    Wow I don’t read the Globe and Bore – I guess they are engaged in a “Who can kiss Mo Ass Better” contest with the Toronto Star and Crescent where we are treated to a daily Muslima photo.