A tweet from over in London has gone viral with over 30,000 RTs and counting accusing a white male of Islamophobia. The woman in the picture below is the alleged racist’s girlfriend, which makes this whole story at little suspect:
This man at Baker Street station forcefully attempted to pull my hijab off and when I instinctively grabbed ahold of my scarf he hit me pic.twitter.com/d3B6Av5jkb
— Aniso.safiaadya (@AnisoAbdulkadir) July 15, 2017
The British Transport Police are investigating:
Behaviour like this is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated. This incident has been reported to is and we're investigating.
— BTP (@BTP) July 15, 2017
Well, the investigation was made easier after the man in the picture, Pawel Uczciwek, contacted the BTP himself to tell his side of the story. According to Uczciwek, it was the woman in the original tweet who’s the racist and he’s asking the BTP to release the CCTV footage to prove he’s right. Seems to us that he’s pretty confident in his side of the story:
— Pawel Uczciwek (@PawelUczciwek) July 16, 2017
The BTP has acknowledged this other side of the story even though the rest of Twitter has not. 30,000 RTs for the Islamophobia allegation and only 125 at the time of this post for the response:
Hi Pawel, we have raised incident 186 16/07 in relation to this.
— BTP (@BTP) July 16, 2017
We eagerly await those tapes.