Vandals targeted a California woman who wears a headscarf for health reasons in a Monday attack, smashing the rear window of her car and leaving a note that read “Hijab Wearing Bitch.”
After returning from a hike in Fremont, California, Nicki Pancholy found the rear window of her car broken, her purse stolen, and a note that read “Hijab Wearing Bitch. This is our nation, now get the F— out,” according to a report by Bay Area news site SFGate.
Pancholy told SFGate that she has lupus and wears a bandanna to protect her scalp from the sun. She said that she is not Muslim but was “scared” to return to the area after the attack.
SFGate reported that police are classifying the incident as a hate crime.