Man Who Admitted Pulling Off Woman’s Niqab Flicks Off Cameras Outside of Court

A English man has admitted to pulling off a woman’s niqab at a shopping center and yelling “you are in our country now, you stupid f** Muslim.” If that wasn’t bad enough, 55-year old Petter Scotter flicked the cameras off when he appeared in court to “admit racially aggravated assault by beating and a separate charge of racially aggravated harassment,” The Independent reports.

The prosecutor said that woman was with her nine-year-old outside a shopping center when Scotter approached her, and almost threw her to the ground while pulling off her niqab.

“This incident has left me scared to go out and I don’t want to go into town again,” the victim reportedly said after the incident.

Scotter’s attorney said he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor, and was scheduled for a surgery. A judge said that he would be sentenced at a later date, and would factor in his illness when the time came.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Stockman is President of Law&Crime and The Law&Crime Network. She has spent years covering courts and legal issues, and was named Atlanta Press Club's 'Rising Star' in 2014. Rachel graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and Yale Law School.

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