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Scottish Muslim woman wearing hijab set on fire in ‘hate crime’

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Scottish Muslim woman wearing hijab set on fire in ‘hate crime’

A Scottish Muslim woman wearing a hijab was set on fire by a man with a lighter in a possible hate crime while she shopped on New York’s famous Fifth Avenue, Nemariq Alhinai, a 35 year old woman who is a dentist from Hamilton near Glasgow, was wearing a hijab while shopping when the attack occurred.

Police have released CCTV footage of the man who is believed to be responsible for the attack showing him walking eastbound on East 54th Street swinging his arms around the time of the incident about 9pm on Saturday.

Police said the woman felt a warm sensation on her left arm and, when she looked down,she noticed her blouse was on fire,luckily she was not injured, she managed to put out the flames by patting them out.

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