Muslim girl who claimed she was pushed in front of a train because of her headscarf faces prosecution in Austria after CCTV shows she invented the story / A fourteen-year-old Muslim girl claimed she was pushed in front of a train in Austria for being Muslim. Police say the CCTV cameras show the incident did not happen. / 201
Type of hoax:
A girl claimed on social media she had been called a 'terrorist' and was pushed onto the tracks by a man who had taken offence at her headscarf at a railway station in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
The original claim was widely reported in the Austrian media and one anti-racism group blamed Austrian Foreign and Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz for having called for a ban on civil servants wearing headscarves.