Friday, March 28, 2003 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: A U.S. B-2 Stealth Bomber Drops Two Bunker Busters On...
2003-03-28

A Muslim Man in Indiana Is Attacked and Set On Fire: Hate Crimes Against Muslim Americans On the Rise Again

DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, (CAIR) the largest Islamic civil liberties group in the US, is reporting that hate-crimes against Muslim Americans are on the rise again. A number of anti-Muslim incidents have been reported recently across the United States.

Just this week, Abdullah Naderi, a 37-year-old Afghanistan native was attacked at his restaurant in Indianapolis.

According to media reports, Naderi told officials he was cleaning up in the kitchen when two people burst in and set him on fire.

Naderi suffered second- and third-degree burns on 60 percent of his body and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Inside the restaurant, investigators found three 2 1/2-gallon gasoline cans, a pry bar, rope, aerosol cans and a disposable lighter.

Fire and police investigators say there is an ongoing investigation and that no possible motive is being ruled out.

CAIR is attributing the current spate of hate-crimes to the pro-war rhetoricleading up to the attack on Iraq, coupled with existing levels of anti-Muslim bias in American society.

  • Hodan Hassan,, Spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories

    2014-0730_siegman1
    "A Slaughter of Innocents": Henry Siegman, a Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace, on Gaza
    Today, a special with Henry Siegman, the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long described as one of the nation’s "big three" Jewish organizations along with the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League. Henry Siegman was born in 1930 in Frankfurt, Germany. Three years later, the Nazis came to power. After fleeing Nazi troops in Belgium, his family eventually moved to the United States. His father was a leader of the European Zionist movement, pushing for the creation of a Jewish state. In...

Headlines

    There are no headlines for this date.


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.