A tweet in which a Black Muslim woman, who goes by "MH" on the platform, shared her experience of an alleged assault in Quebec has been circulating across social networks since it was posted on Saturday, August 8. In the Twitter thread, the woman confesses to how she was "physically and verbally assaulted... at a gas station in Masham, Quebec after wearing [her] hijab as a face mask/covering." And then goes on to explain in detail what occurred.\nThis article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers.\nWhen going inside the gas station to pay, the store clerk allegedly told the woman wearing a hijab that she needed a mask to enter, then proceeded to call 911 on the Muslim woman.\nEditor's Choice: You Could Be Fined $171 If You Hang Your Mask On Your Rearview Mirror In Quebec (VIDEO)\nMH recalls that another woman began to "harass" her inside the store, and continued to do so in the parking lot.\n"The treatment my friend endured at the hands of everyone in Masham was traumatizing and completely out of hand... Now I’m left wondering how many visibly muslim and black women are harassed just for existing," MH expressed.\nThe National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a "Canadian Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization" who's speaking on behalf of MH, granted MTL Blog permission to share her Twitter thread.\nI was physically and verbally assaulted this Saturday at a gas station in Masham, Quebec after wearing my hijab as a face mask/covering. I walked in to prepay when I was immediately told to leave and get a mask. I told them my face covering was enough (per Quebec’s law) 1/10— MH (@mrmhsn__) August 10, 2020\nOver the 10 tweets, MH shares what happened to her on Saturday, August 8.\nI spoke with Mustafa Farooq, Chief Executive Officer of NCCM, about the incident, who admitted feeling a "mixture of shock that these things keep happening and sadness because we know these things are part of a systemic pattern."\nView this post on Instagram The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is publicly calling for action today from the Chief Officer of the MRC Des Collines police. NCCM is calling for the police to adequately and appropriately lay charges to address an apparently hate-motivated assault that occurred in Quebec this week. On or around Saturday, August 8th 2020, the complainant, ["MH"], a black Muslim woman who wears hijab, was physically and verbally assaulted at a gas station located in Masham, Quebec by a customer. A post shared by NCCM (@nccm_community) on Aug 12, 2020 at 1:12pm PDT\n"I can say, anecdotally, we've seen a pickup of hate-related incidents where people are filing to the NCCM since the beginning of the pandemic," Farooq shared.\n"What I want to highlight, though, is that hate has less to do with COVID and more to do with other problems, ie. racism and islamophobia, and obviously this is not the first time that Muslims in Quebec have faced violence," he continued.\nIn the NCCM's Call to Action directed at the MRC des Collines police, Farooq added "There must be a zero-tolerance for hate in Quebec."\nOn August 11, the MRC des Collines police sent out a press release regarding the incident.\nIt stated, "Certain information is currently circulating on social networks... namely that we have so far refused to treat this file with all the seriousness and respect required. This is totally wrong."\npic.twitter.com/MROMsdjJMX— PoliceMRCdesCollines (@Police_MRC) August 12, 2020\nThe NCCM confirmed with MTL Blog that the police are in the midst of investigating this case, which they are asking to be looked at as a hate-motivated assault.\nFarooq explained that the NCCM "has not seen any charges being filed yet, but we've been told that charges are being anticipated."