This is the moment a blonde woman tries to rip a Muslim woman’s burka off her face.
The startling incident occurred in the Seyhand district of Adana province in Turkey and was captured by CCTV cameras.
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In the video, a blonde woman who had just bought cigarettes from a tobacconist can be seen walking towards a zebra crossing when she crosses paths with two young women in burqas.
The blonde woman stares at the pair as she walks past them and appears to say something to them.
When the burqa-clad women apparently respond, the blonde woman turns around and walks towards them.
One of the Muslim women, named in reports as Yaren D., then points at her and the blonde woman grabs her hand.
The blonde woman, who has been named in reports as Zubeyde G., 50, then appears to try to grab the young woman’s burqa and rip it off her face before a man steps in to stop her.
Onlookers then lead the blonde woman away and reports state Yaren D. went to the doctor after the incident for treatment to scratches to her face.
She then went with her friend Caziye O. to the police station and filed a criminal complaint.
In her statement, Yaren D. said the blonde woman had “assaulted us verbally”, adding “she approached me and attacked me, she removed my burqa and scratched my face”.
Caziye O. told cops: “I said to the woman ‘this burqa is God’s commandment’ but she attacked Yaren and scratched her face. She said ‘this is the Republic of Turkey, you cannot live here.’”
Zubeyde G. has now been arrested and referred to court to decide if and how she will be punished. The decision of the court has not been reported. No motive has been provided by the authorities for the alleged crime.