Assault on Muslim in CA to be Investigated as Hate Crime

July 1, 2004

Source: The San Diego Channel 10 News

On July 1, 2004 The San Diego Channel 10 News reported, "A Muslim man reported being attacked outside a Mira Mesa supermarket by a man who beat him while screaming racial slurs, according to 10News.

Abdul Wahab Al-Sheikh said the assailant jumped him outside a Ralphs grocery store located at 9440 Mira Mesa Blvd. about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, punched him in the face and knocked out a front tooth.

The incident reportedly stemmed from a case of road rage, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations officials said they are asking police and the FBI to investigate the assault as a hate crime."