CAIR-Georgia offers reward for information on hate attack targeting Muslim girl

Georgia (IINA) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person who allegedly ripped the Islamic headscarf off a 14-year-old Muslim girl while calling the high school student a “Terrorist.”

On Friday, April 14, a man reportedly ripped the teenager’s headscarf off as he called her “Terrorist” in the parking lot outside Maggiano’s Restaurant at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, Georgia. The girl was walking with an adult and two other teenagers when the attack occurred.

The Dunwoody Police Department has agreed to thoroughly investigate the attack. “We thank local law enforcement for pledging to inquire into this despicable attack, which is the latest in a wave of anti-Muslim hate crimes across the nation,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, the executive director of CAIR-Georgia, in an email seen by the International Islamic News Agency (IINA). “It is long past time for our political leaders, starting with President Trump, to condemn and combat this wave of Islamophobia.”

“We call on the person responsible for this attack to come forward, take responsibility and apologize to the victim and her family,” said Mitchell. “If the suspect does so immediately and voluntarily, the family will ask law enforcement to resolve his case without a criminal conviction.”

Less than a week ago, another woman was brutally attacked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on her way home from prayers.

Other Muslim women have been targeted nationwide. CAIR’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C., has noted an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 election.

Source: International Islamic News Agency