Credulity for Muslim hoaxes, willful ignorance for Muslim attacks.
When Khawlah Noman claimed a man in his 20s twice tried to cut her hijab that quickly became a national story in Canada. Toronto mayor John Tory and Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne weighed in on the case, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proclaimed that in an “open and welcoming country” like Canada “incidents like this cannot be tolerated.”
Trouble is, according to police the incident “did not happen” but after revelations of the hoax the outraged politicians were little in evidence. Those who find this troubling might contrast other attacks that did not have an existential problem.
Last October 8, Habbibullah Ahmad, 21, attacked Anne Widholm as she strolled on the Ganatchio trail in Windsor, Ontario. The 75-year-old grandmother suffered “the worst skull fractures I’ve seen in my 12 years here in Windsor,” as neurosurgeon Dr. Balraj Jhawar told reporters. The victim’s lacerated scalp, bruised face and fractured neck vertebrae were “among the most brutal things I’ve seen in my career.” The attack “is not just another assault,” the doctor said, but maybe represented “a new, dark side of Windsor that we can’t let propagate.”
Windsor police released no information about Ahmed’s motive in the “random” attack on Anne Widholm. The “Windsor man” also called himself “Daniel” but nothing else emerged about him. At 21 he was not a minor but his booking photo did not appear in the media. Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens denounced “an unprovoked, vicious and random assault.” So the mysterious Mr. Ahmed had apparently decided to attack and nearly kill an elderly woman for no apparent reason.
Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne, who campaigns against bullying, made no statement on the case and offered no public support for Anne Widholm. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau likewise ignored the case and did not warn that such incidents “could not be tolerated.”
Since the attack, reporters have showed little curiosity about Habibullah Ahmad, who has yet to face trial on the attempted murder charge. According to an October 30, 2017 report, Anne Widholm has been upgraded from critical to serious condition.
Meanwhile, Edmonton cop Mike Chernyk and several other victims have recovered from their injuries from an attack by Somali refugee Abdulaki Hasan Sharif. On September 30, 2016, Sharif rammed Chernyk with a car then stabbed the officer in the face and head. Sharif then drove through crowds in the streets, injuring four.
The Somali refugee, who had been deported from the United States, carried an ISIS flag in the vehicle and according to a former co-worker harbored “genocidal beliefs.” Alberta premier Rachel Notley said “Albertans must stand together in defense of our loved ones, our friends and neighbors, and against anyone who seeks to divide us through fear, hate and violence.” Justin Trudeau called it a “terrorist attack” and a “senseless act of violence,” adding that “Canada’s strength comes from diversity.”