Ikram Ali, a 17-year-old Muslim student from Enfield, England, was attacked in early June by a white man who threw a package of raw bacon on her face in yet another reprehensible Islamophobic attack. Alex Chivers, a 36-year-old man from Waltham Cross, was responsible for the assault and was just sentenced to serve 26 weeks in jail.
Guys this sister got attacked today… Wallahi the world is just getting worse please be safe out there and don’t go out alone💔 pic.twitter.com/ijofmqsEoW
— Naima (@naimaibrahiim) June 8, 2017
While recounting the incident this week, Ali explained that she was on her way to a polling station with her mother and sister when Chivers shoved the raw bacon on her face. She also heard him calling her “scum” and saying that she “deserved it.”
“I was unable to see and breathe for a while and at this point I couldn’t understand why. I was being suffocated. I thought I was dead,” Ali told BuzzFeed News. “I didn’t know what hit me. It was only when the bacon peeled off my face and it fell to the ground, and the male behind me started shouting, ‘Bacon, bacon, it’s bacon,’ that I started to grasp what was happening to me.”