A 31-year-old pregnant woman was on Wednesday night brutally assaulted as she sat and ate with some friends at a café in the town of Paramatta outside of Sydney.
The muslim woman who is 38 weeks pregnant, was wearing a headscarf, as the perpetrator – a 43-year-old man – came up and struck her in the head repeatedly.
When the woman subsequently fell to the ground as a result of the slap in the face, continued the man, his senseless rage by kicking and trampling her in the head.
It shows footage from a surveillance camera in the cafe, according to CNN. The video can be seen at the bottom of this article.
More present cafégæster managed luckily to get removed and restrained the man, who was arrested when the police reached the café.
The pregnant woman with the name Rana Haider was then driven to the hospital where she was admitted for observation. Nerobet
She has subsequently written a posting on Facebook, where she both thank those present for help, while she also writes, to the subject according to her, was racist.
'The man expressed hatred against muslims, before he struck me,' she writes, and continues:
'He decided to act on the hatred he has, though he does not know me or my religion.'
The 43-year-old man is according to CNN been charged with assault with significant injury to body or health.
'I will not want this kind of attacks from happening ever again. I want to see a world where people defend each other against cowardly acts like this, and a world where we stand together to protect the victims,' writes the pregnant woman in the advertisement.
Mehreen Faruqi, who is the senator for New South Wales and the first muslim woman in Australia's parliament, writes in a Twitter posting that she finds the attack 'sickening'.
'We should all be able to live our lives free of violence, harassment and threats'. the
Video of the attack can be seen below (warning: strong images):
Date Of Update: 25 November 2019, 14:00