Man Said He Was Assaulted While Using His Camera In the Presence of Veiled Muslim Women in Toronto Public Square-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
An image of a newspaper clipping is circulating the World Wide Web that tells a story of a man who says he was assaulted by a Muslim woman while photographing his son with his new camera in Younge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada. When he sought out a local police constable to intervene he was told that the woman was trying to knock the camera out of his hand and that no charges would be filed against the woman.
The news clipping is real and was take from the August 2, 2011 edition of the Toronto Sun. It was an account of an incident that involved a group of Muslims and a freelance automotive writer David Menzies, who was photographing his nine year old son with his new camera in the Younge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario.
According to an August 4, 2011 article in Britain’s Daily Mail, Menzies said that he was trying out his new Cannon digital camera when a “woman in a hijab approached him shouting that he could not take a picture of her.” The article went on to say that Menzies said that he was “punched in the head by the woman and surrounded by a group of people shouting Arabic at him. A police officer then refused to press charges.”
Video interview of David Menzies found on YouTube