Muslim woman says she was assaulted for wearing hijab

The NYPD is investigating a possible hate crime incident following the attack of a Muslim woman in Ditmas Park Saturday.

News 12 Staff

Mar 19, 2019, 2:39 AM

Updated 1,851 days ago

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Muslim woman says she was assaulted for wearing hijab
The NYPD is investigating a possible hate crime incident following the attack of a Muslim woman in Ditmas Park Saturday.
Umber Nisar, a mother of three, says she was walking home when a man she never met ambushed her.

Police say the man didn't say anything to her prior and during the attack. Nisar believes she was targeted for wearing a hijab.

She says she's petrified of going anywhere at all due to the incident.

A packed crowd of protesters stood up to the alleged hate attack on Monday.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.


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