Teen has hijab pulled off and is pelted with eggs in Dublin

27th Sep 2019

Elham Asaad Buaras

Police in Ireland is investigating reports that a Muslim teenager had her hijab pulled off and was pelted with eggs by a group of people in Dublin.

The woman and her cousin are also said to have been thrown to the ground and kicked in the alleged attack in Dundrum village, south Dublin, on August 18.

A person claiming to be a relative of the two girls posted a video of the incident on social media, which shows eggs splattered on the ground and a group of people screaming as an altercation takes place.

A woman, who appears to be one of the victims, can be heard crying and making sounds as if she is in pain off-camera. The social media user who shared the video online pasted text over the top which reads: ‘My sister and cousin were attacked yesterday evening in Dundrum village.

’‘I am so disgusted and angry that I was not there to protect them. Please help share this to find these scumbags to prosecute them and bring them to justice #dundrumvillage #dundrumshoppingcentre. They remove my cousin’s hijab and kick her while she is down then attack my sister and bring her to the ground to kick her! This should not be happening to anyone no matter who they are!! What world do we live in?’ she said.

Police are investigating the alleged attack, but no arrests have been made.
A Gardai [police] spokeswoman said the incident occurred: “at approximately 15:30 on Main Street, Dundrum.”

Fine Gael Minister and the Member of Parliament for the area Josepha Madigan wrote on Twitter: ‘I condemn in the strongest possible terms the assault on a Muslim girl who had her hijab taken from her in Dundrum village yesterday. I hope the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly.’Local Labour Councillor Peter O’Brien said he was “disgusted and horrified to hear of the attack on a Muslim girl and her cousin in Dundrum. A number of fascists threw eggs and pulled her hijab off.”

Leave a Comment

What is 2 + 3 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets