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4 Muslim Americans Attacked, One Stabbed, While Returning from Palestinian Rights Protest

HeadlineFeb 06, 2024

In Texas, a man attacked four young Muslim Americans who were driving home from a protest for Palestinian rights in Austin Sunday. Three of the victims are Palestinian Americans, including a 23-year-old who was stabbed after the attacker pulled them out of the car. They say the suspect, who has been identified as Bert James Baker, yelled obscenities, including the N-word, and tried to rip off a keffiyeh hanging from the car. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, is calling on authorities to charge Baker with hate crimes, saying, “Those responsible for this violence must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law…and those fomenting the anti-Palestinian and anti-Muslim hate that leads to this violence must be condemned.”

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