16 Feb 2022

Muslim community speaks out about racist schoolgirl attack

From Midday Report, 12:45 pm on 16 February 2022

An Otago schoolgirl ended up in hospital with concussion after three other students ripped her hijab off and beat her.

Seventeen-year-old Hoda Al-Jamaa was sitting with her friends at Otago Girls' High School when she was pinned down, had her hijab ripped off and was hit while others filmed her.

Māni Dunlop spoke to Dr Anwar Ghani of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.