This is the shocking moment a hijab-wearing woman was knocked to the ground during a horrific hate crime attack in London.
She was then beaten unconscious in the unprovoked assault in Plaistow.
The harrowing footage will be broadcast by the BBC1 London “Inside Out” documentary series at 7.30 p.m. tonight.
Entitled “Behind the Veil,” the show will feature young Muslim women describing how they’ve been spat on, punched and verbally abused in the street.
The investigation details how Islamophobic attacks in the capital have almost doubled in the 12 months to June, from 406 to 800, according to Scotland Yard statistics.
And racist and religious hate crimes in general soared by almost 28 per cent last year - from 9,965 reported incidents to 12,749.
But victims say that the true figures could be much greater, as many are too afraid to report attacks to the police.
Student Meanha Begum was attacked along with a friend by a knife-carrying woman who pulled down her face veil and slammed her to the ground, reports the Evening Standard.
“I know young Muslim women that have been attacked but they are too scared to go to the police about it,” the 18-year-old tells the documentary.
“I was walking to work and this man came towards me. I thought he was going to punch me. It’s like he saw me and he just went mad,” said Sahina Khan.
“He said something about ‘killing Christians in the Middle East’ or 'your people killing Christians in the Middle East’ and he was just ranting at me,” added the 31-year-old.
“Behind the Veil” will be broadcast by BBC London tonight at 7:30 p.m.