Muslim Doctor Victim of Hate-Motivated Assault

March 21, 2001

Source: The Reno Gazette-Journal

On March 21, 2001, The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that "a 15-year-old Hug High School student was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of beating two Muslim men last week in Sparks. The attack was motivated by robbery, not racial hatred as initially suspected, police said...The teen-agers did not know they were at a mosque," where the attacks took place. "The Muslim community is planning an interfaith gathering at the Sparks mosque."