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Man attacks Muslim woman, tries to rip off her hijab

Officials calling it a hate crime
Posted: 6:16 PM, Apr 12, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-14 00:45:43Z

Milwaukee police are searching for a suspect accused of attacking a Muslim woman.

The woman told police her attacker beat her after demanding she take off her hijab.

The President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition Janan Najeeb says police should treat the alleged assault as a hate crime.

“Nothing was stolen from her,” Najeeb said. “It was just simply because she was a woman and she was wearing a hijab and this individual did not want to see someone walking down the street in a hijab.”
 

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