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请不要在11岁女孩伊斯兰头巾事件上火上浇油
Please refrain from aggravating 11-year-old hijab cutting incident

 
一名11岁女孩称在上学途中因带伊斯兰头巾而遭一名亚裔男子袭击的事件曾迅速发酵,多伦多市长、安省省长乃至特鲁多总理都纷纷发声予以谴责。但是在多伦多警方宣布调查证实这起所谓的袭击事件纯属子虚乌有后,华裔社区内也随即掀起轩然大波。

The story of an 11-year-old girl who claimed to have been attacked by an Asian man while walking to school wearing a hijab had gone viral and elicited responses from Toronto mayor, Ontario Premier and even PM Trudeau. But as the police announced the result of their investigation that the alleged incident didn’t happen, it has provoked a strong sentiment from the Chinese community.


华裔社区的一名专栏作者写道:“如今华人社区怒火中烧,你不仅捏造了一起仇恨犯罪事件,还将矛头指向你的亚裔邻居……这让华人社区深受伤害,为此我们深感愤怒和不安!”。另一位作者写道:“这是一起精心策划,蓄意陷害加拿大华裔的阴谋,让亚裔差点背上个大黑锅,成为社会的公敌!”该作者还呼吁加拿大华裔国会议员谭耕请求警方继续对此事进行调查,直至揪出幕后策划者。

“Today, our Chinese community is in outrage. You don’t just create a story of hate crime and pin it on your Asian neighbour next door… The Chinese community is angry and hurt!” Wrote one columnist from the community. “It was a carefully crafted plot to frame Chinese Canadians, with an intention to put Asians in the crosshair of public backlash!” wrote another, who urges Tan Geng, Chinese Canadian MP to petition the police to continue its investigation until they find out the mastermind of the incident.


捏造事实诋毁华裔社区成员的行为的确会引发社区强烈不满和愤慨情绪,但我们保持冷静头脑,不让过激和仇恨等负面情绪左右我们的行为。在对有关有成年人涉案的指控缺乏事实依据之时,我们更应该理智,避免将事态进一步激化,甚至让其演变成一场文革式的批斗运动。毕竟,对犯错的孩子给予同情和原谅是加拿大重要价值观之一,无论其错误行为引起了多广泛的公众关注。

Anger and outrage seems to be a natural emotional reaction to an incident that using fabricated story to defame a community member, but it is crucial that we stop letting negative emotions carry us away on a stream of overreaction and hatred.  At the time when the allegations of adults’ involvement in the incident lack facts to support, we should be more rational, refraining from aggravating the situation and avoiding from turning it into an attack in the Cultural Revolution style.  In the end, forgiveness and compassion for children who make mistakes, no matter how publicly, is an essential Canadian value.  


事实上,如果我们让逻辑思维主导行动,并时刻遵循事实至上之宗旨,我们一开始就根本不会落入这个骗局。在这个伊斯兰女孩的一面之词被媒体广泛报道时,《大中报》没有急于随大流与其他媒体抢头条,而是冷静地等待,直到警方公布彻底调查结果后才将事件原委公布于读者。

In fact, if we had allowed evidence based logical thinking to dominant our thoughts, we wouldn’t have fallen for the hoax in the first place! While the girl’s one-side allegations were widely reported by media outlets, this paper chose not to rush to jump onto the bandwagon, but had calmly waited until the police released their findings after a thorough investigation.


女孩一家目前已就此事向加国所有人士诚恳道歉,表示该事件让女孩和其家人痛苦不已。在他们表达了寻求公众支持愿望并希望该事件能就此了结之际,我们也别再过分计较,原谅女孩的错误,并让这件事永久成为历史吧!

The girl’s family has made sincere apologies to every Canadian for the incident, saying it has been a very painful experience for the girl and the family. At the time when they are looking forward to public support and closing this difficult chapter, let’s stop holding onto a grudge and embrace the power of forgiveness.
 

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