Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says he feels sad for the girl who was attacked because of her religion

Last Updated: Jan 13 2018 18:48

The incident that took place on Friday where an attacker cut the hijab of a young girl who was heading towards the school, sparked an outrage among the citizens.

The incident has ignited an outpouring of support, including from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

He said: "My heart goes out to the young girl who was attacked, seemingly for her religion."

"I can't imagine how afraid she must have been.

"I want her and her family and her friends and community to know that that is not what Canada is."