Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR02 - (Mba-Racist-Tirade)

WINNIPEG. x-17s. A Calgary teacher says a man who claimed to be a Nazi launched racist verbal attacks at her for wearing her hijab during a visit to Manitoba this summer. Kaniz Fatima says she was with relatives last month in Pinawa, northeast of Winnipeg, when a man told her he was a Nazi, then ordered her to take off her hijab and go back to her country. Helmut-Harry Loewen (LOH'-win), a retired sociology professor who monitors hate groups, says the incident seems to be part of a trend.

("...Islamophobia in particular.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Fatima, who came to Canada in 2009 from Bangladesh, posted video of the encounter on social media this week and said women who wear hijabs need to be prepared for such comments. …

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