The FBI has begun a civil-rights investigation because a Muslim woman said she was harassed and pepper-sprayed outside a West Side mosque Monday afternoon.
The 20-year-old Somali native, who has lived in central Ohio for more than 10 years, met with FBI officials in Columbus yesterday morning. Yesterday afternoon, she gathered with supporters for a news conference at the Columbus chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Bethel Road. …
Romin Iqbal, a lawyer with CAIR’s Columbus chapter, said Said’s ordeal is part of a pattern of hatred across the nation toward Muslims living in American society. (More)


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