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CAIR-Cincinnati Seeks Hate Crime Probe of Attempt to Run Down Muslim Woman Called ‘Terrorist’

CAIR Ohio(CINCINNATI, OHIO, 11/23/15) – The Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) today called on the FBI and local law enforcement authorities to investigate an alleged attempt to run down a Muslim woman as a hate crime.

CAIR-Cincinnati said the woman, a University of Cincinnati pre-med student who wears an Islamic head scarf (hijab), says she was called a “terrorist” and almost run over by an angry driver in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati on Monday night. She said three people pulled her to the sidewalk before the car could hit her.

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“Because of the apparent bias motive for this alleged attempted murder, we urge state and federal law enforcement agencies to treat it as a hate crime and to bring appropriate charges when the perpetrator is apprehended,” said CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub.

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization says the case is part of a spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide since the recent terror attacks in Paris.

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CAIR is asking Muslim community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html   

CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group, with offices nationwide. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 513-281-8200; CAIR-Cincinnati Staff Attorney Sana Hassan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 513-281-8200

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