An 18-year-old Muslim woman from Birmingham, England — a hotspot for Muslim immigrants — has been fined £90 (approximately $130 USD) for lying to the police and claiming that she had been punched in the face for wearing a hijab.

She initially said she “was hit by a man wearing a grey-hooded top ten days on November 23 - 10 days after the Paris terror attacks,” reports The Mirror (UK), “The teenager, known only as Miss Choudhury, went to police, who treated the allegation as a ‘hate crime’.”

After she leveled charges against the mysterious “grey-hooded” man, police went on a wild goose chase, spending valuable time and resources investigating the supposed “hate crime.” Ultimately, the police determined that no crime had been committed; the Muslim teenager was lying.

“Detectives spent countless hours looking through footage from the network of city centre CCTV cameras in a bid to piece together what happened,” stated Superintendent Andy Parsons. “The footage shows her walking normally along New Street. At no stage does she appear in distress or seen reacting to anything, there is no evidence she was physically assaulted and she was given a penalty notice for wasting police time.”

Parsons made a point of doubling down on his city’s commitment to “multiculturalism” adding:

Hate crimes are taken very seriously: Birmingham is a multicultural city and everyone should be free to go about their lives without fear of being verbally or physically abused simply because of who they are.

But lying to the police is a serious offence – it can divert crucial police resources away from investigating real crimes and helping true victims – and will lead to a fine, caution or potentially a jail term for perverting the course of justice.

Here’s what Miss Choudhury told the Birmingham Mail before police concluded their investigation:

I feel shocked and really scared that someone could attack you for no reason.

I don’t feel safe at all now. I was walking to the train station to meet some friends when someone shoved me from behind.

When I turned around he punched me in the face and then just went off. I was really upset afterwards.

I can only think it was because he saw my hijab as he didn’t take my bag or anything.

I’ve lived in Birmingham all my life and I’ve never experienced something like this before.

Unfortunately, incidents like these will do little to stop the Left from propping up the narrative of "rampant Islamophobia" as one of the biggest crises of our generation. That’s why we’re beginning to see more and more false allegations from accusers hoping to leverage the baseless moral weight of victimization against common-sense policies to combat radical Islam.

Regardless of the evidence to the contrary, the Left will continue to stubbornly downplay the very real problem of anti-Semitism, usually perpetrated by Muslim immigrants, in favor of overplaying the Islamophobia card.