‘Women will bear the brunt of the racism’: Edmonton Muslim community feeling backlash after Saturday attack

An Edmonton human rights advocate says Muslim women are being attacked following a spree of violence linked to a Somali man on the weekend.

Mahamad Accord, with the Edmonton Coalition for Human Rights, said he heard from one Muslim woman who was hospitalized Monday after she had a bottle smashed on her head while riding the LRT.

He said he heard from two more women by Monday afternoon who had men yell hateful things at them in public.

“Women will bear the brunt of the racism, I guarantee you, because they display the hijab,” Accord said.