Houston:The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who stabbed a a Muslim woman. Officials with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case.
Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) said in a statement on its website that the 31-year-old victim, who is white and wears an Islamic head scarf (hijab), says she was driving home early Thursday morning from her job as a nurse when her vehicle was almost sideswiped by a red SUV.
When the victim pulled over and got out of her vehicle to check for damage and to collect herself following that near accident, the attacker made a U-turn and pulled up behind the victim’s vehicle.
He then allegedly got out of his SUV and began shouting obscenities and racial and religious slurs such as, “Oh my God, it’s a raghead,” “It’s an f**king raghead,” “sand n**ger,” and “desert monkey.”
The victim tried to get back in her vehicle, but the passenger side door was locked. At that point the attacker began waving a knife in the victim’s face and then hit her with its handle on her shoulder and arms.
The alleged attacker and his companion are described as white males, 20-35 years of age. The alleged attacker had tattoos on his arms and neck.
“We hope that anyone who has information about this potentially-deadly and apparently bias-motivated attack will immediately contact law enforcement authorities,” said CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll.