Brisbane man charged with threatening to set Muslim woman’s headscarf on fire

A Brisbane man has been charged after allegedly threatening to set a Muslim woman’s head scarf on fire.

The 26-year-old woman left an Islamic centre in West End on September 9 and was walking down Boundary St when three men outside a pub approached her, police say. One then allegedly threatened to set her head scarf on fire.

A 44-year-old Windsor man has been charged with common assault, police said. He’ll appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on October 27.

The arrest comes after a police crackdown on anti Muslim behaviour following heightened security and anti-terrorism measures introduced last month.

AAP, 7 October 2014