Today in fake Islamophobia

A Muslim student at the University of Toronto claims he was spat on and insulted in what appears to have been a racially charged, attempted assault outside Robarts Library. 

Osama Omar, 21, says he was attacked while waiting for a streetcar near Spadina Avenue and College Street, after a weekend study session. 


“A man approached me, without saying anything at all, he just came up to me and spat directly in my face,” he told CBC News. Toronto has seen a number of racist incidents in the wake of last week’s deadly attacks in Paris, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility. 

“I was so taken aback and shocked by the action, I didn’t really know how to respond other than to ask him, you know, ‘Sir, is there something wrong? Why did you do that?'”

2 responses to “Today in fake Islamophobia

  1. College and Spadina is CAMH territory. Expect the unexpected.

  2. I absolutely don’t believe this guy’s reaction to being spit on was “Sir, is there something wrong”.

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