Muslim Woman Reports Harassment in Arlington


ARLINGTON, Va. - A Muslim woman who is eight and a half months pregnant was allegedly harassed Tuesday morning. "We're asking the Arlington Police and the FBI to treat this as a hate crime," says Ibrahim Hooper, spoksman for Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil rights group. Arlington Police spokesman Matt Martin says that's how police are treating the incident. "These types of crimes are taken very seriously in Arlington," Martin says. "Arlington is a very diverse community, a very tolerant community. These type of hate-type crimes are not tolerated." Martin says the 23-year-old woman told officers she was walking in the 800-block of South Walter Reed Drive when three white men in a pickup truck drove by shouting anti-Muslim epithets at her. (MORE)

 


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