It seems that we have more fake hate crimes like this than actual hate crimes.
Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl’s hijab never happened.
The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her hijab off.
Toronto police now say the incident, which they were treating as a hate crime, “did not happen”.
The investigation sparked a national outcry, including from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who expressed his concern on Twitter.
“After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen,” the police said in a brief press release on Monday morning. “The investigation is concluded.”