A racist man slammed a Muslim woman’s car door onto her, injuring her as she almost fell onto her young child, and told her, “I’m fed up of you foreigners,” before fleeing the scene by driving off.
The anti-Muslim and Islamophobic attack is under investigation from the Met and occurred on September 19.
Tell MAMA can confirm that the police interviewed the perpetrator as we continue to provide support and monitor the case moving forward.
The perpetrator had falsely accused the woman of blocking and touching his car in a car park in the London Borough of Hounslow.
To protect their identity, we are not disclosing the exact location.
Speaking to Tell MAMA, the woman, who is Turkish, described the perpetrator as a white male in his mid-to-late fifties. She added that she continued to have pain and issues with her back for at least a week after the assault occurred and has since tried to push it to the back of her mind.
Such an example of racialised, gendered violence and abuse echoes the overwhelming body of research Tell MAMA produces each year about the disproportionate targeting of Muslim women across the UK.
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