U.S. Muslim Student Targeted In Hate Crime

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(TargetLiberty.org) – At Stanford University an Arab Muslim student was injured on Friday during a hit-and-run incident that university officials have stated was being investigated as a possible hate crime.

Following the incident, the student sustained non-life-threatening injuries and ended up receiving medical care. On Friday, the school’s Department of Public Safety also released the information in an alert that stated that based on the information that the victim had provided the California Highway Patrol was going to be looking at the incident as a possible hate crime.

The victim specifically stated that after the driver made eye contact with them, they proceeded to accelerate and then hit the victim. While driving off the driver also shouted “f— you people.” The victim who attends Stanford is of Arab Muslim origin.

The advisory pointed out that the university would continue to do everything possible in order to ensure that the campus environment was safe following the heightened tensions that have resulted from the Israel-Hamas war. As part of these efforts, they have also deployed further security in certain key locations on campus.

On Saturday an additional community advisory was issued where more information about the perpetrator was added. The police have also called for anyone with information to contact them.

Richard Saller, the president of the university also condemned the incident in a Friday statement he was joined in the statement by Stanford Provost Jenny Martinez. In the statement, the two stated that they were “disturbed” to hear about the violence on campus which was “unacceptable.”

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