Pregnant Muslim woman viciously attacked in shocking footage

A pregnant mother who was targeted in a vicious Islamophobic attack says she fears for the world her children will grow up in if racism is not addressed.

Shocking footage shows the woman, 31, sitting in a cafe with her friends in Parramatta, Sydney before a man sets upon her, punching her in the head several times before stomping on it after she fell to the ground.

During the attack he was screaming "Muslims raped my mum", according to reports.

Stipe Lozina, 43, was arrested and charged with affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The 31-year-old woman, who is 38 weeks pregnant, posted a message on Facebook saying the incident wasn't the first time she has experienced racism, but was still shocked her attacker could be so cruel.

Shocking footage shows a man  punching the woman in the head several times before stomping on it after she fell to the ground. (New South Wales Police)

"I hope the justice system lives up to its name," she said.

"I fear for the world our children will grow up in if this is not addressed. I call all Australians, Muslim and non-Muslim, to stand together in protecting innocent people from any racial or religious attacks."

The woman said she is normally quite private and wouldn't be comfortable sharing her story but hoped that more exposure would protect other people in the future.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, was taken to hospital for observation where she appeared to be "emotionally and physically traumatised", Parramatta police Inspector Lucas Sywenkyj said.

The attack happened at Bay Vista, a cafe in Sydney. (Instagram)

The woman's husband says that his wife rarely goes out but that when her friends invited her for coffee he told her he would look after their children.

The woman did not know her alleged attacker.

Magistrate Tim Keady told Lozina in court: "After making a comment about Muslims, you approached her and punched her to the head 14 times. For bail purposes I will treat that as a very strong case against you."

The man was known to police and had an "extensive criminal record", the magistrate said.

Lozina was refused bail to next appear on December 5th.

-This article first appeared on Yahoo
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