Khawlah Noman, 11, talks to reporters at her school after telling police that a man cut her hijab with scissors in Toronto, Canada, on January 12, 2018.
The moment the first pictures appeared of 11-year-old Khowlah Noman at a press conference, flanked by her mother in niqab and a Muslim activist from Mississauga, I knew there was something not right.
Khowlah's story that an Asian man cut her hijab with scissors was a physical impossibility.
To cut the hijab with scissors through the winter jacket was only possible if the jacket was completely removed. This was not the case. There was obviously more to it than met the eye, but not for our bleeding-heart, guilt-ridden politicians, hungry for the Muslim vote bank in some pockets of Toronto.
Within hours, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared with his Muslim Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen to validate the yet unsubstantiated story of a Muslim being attacked because of her religion.
Bleeding-heart politicians, hungry for the Muslim vote bank, bought the story instantly.
Toronto Mayor John Tory and Premier Kathleen Wynne, both facing elections, joined the chorus of condemnation, without waiting for any police confirmation about whether a crime had been committed.
Now Toronto Police say the alleged attack on an 11-year-old girl wearing a hijab last week was a hoax. In other words, the hijabi girl and her brother simply made up the story.
We still don't know enough whether this incident was orchestrated to further entrench the sense of victimhood among Canada's Muslims or if it was a tale made up by the 11-year-old girl to cover up some other incident.
Khawlah Noman isn't the first Muslim girl to pull off such a hoax, but she surely must be the youngest to do so.
In December 2016, the hijabi-wearing Yasmin Seweid, 18, was arrested for filing a false police report. She had claimed three Donald Trump supporters in New York attacked her and that she was called a "terrorist" on a subway train.
Sources told London's Daily Mail, Yasmin Seweid had made up the story to cover up for a late night out drinking with friends.
Then there was the incident on Nov. 11, 2016, when a Muslim student made up allegations that a white man told her to remove her hijab else he would set her on fire. The attack near the University of Michigan campus was cited as an example of a spike in hate crimes in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory.
The police determined her story wasn't true.
Writing in these columns, I have stated empathically that the hijab has nothing to do with Islam as a religion. It is not sanctioned anywhere in the Qur'an, the fundamental text of Islam, or even in the dubious Hadith (traditions) attributed to Prophet Muhammad 100 years after his death.
The hijab is not sanctioned in the Qur'an or hadiths (traditions) attributed to Muhammad.
Sad, that at a time when Muslim women in Iran are risking their lives to tear off their hijabs, Canada is becoming a place where little girls are being used to carry the burden of Islamism on their heads.
Amir Taheri, the Iranian-born author and expert on Islamic issues wrote an extensive piece on the phenomenon of the hijab for the New York Post in 2003.
According to Taheri, "This fake Islamic hijab is nothing but a political prop, a weapon of visual terrorism. It is the symbol of a totalitarian ideology inspired more by Nazism and Communism than by Islam. It is as symbolic of Islam as the Mao uniform was of Chinese civilization."
Many Muslim Canadians, both men and women would agree with Taheri that the hijab "is a sign of support for extremists who wish to impose their creed, first on Muslims, and then on the world through psychological pressure, violence, terror, and, ultimately, war."
If Canada's politicians continue to rely on the advice of Islamists who seem to have a presence in all parties, Mullahs and their secular Muslim nationalist allies will blind them to the reality on the ground, in the madrassahs and the presence of Islamist groups in our school system.
As a first step, ban the burka in all of Canada's public places. That will be the shot across the bow needed to warn those who seek our destruction that we will fight on the proverbial beaches even if our politicians cuddle up to warmth of the hijab and niqab.
Tarek Fatah, a founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress and columnist at the Toronto Sun, is a Robert J. and Abby B. Levine Fellow at the Middle East Forum.