A Muslim woman in Houston said she was attacked by a crazed man driving an SUV who got out of his car and stabbed her in the arm while screaming anti-Muslim insults.
The actual probability of this being a true story is slim to nil since most of these stories usually turn out to be fake hate attacks.
We will see.
Of course, this story is making headlines across the US today because it is such a rare hate crime.
A $5,000 reward is being offered to help catch an attacker who stabbed a Houston Muslim woman during a hate-filled attack.
— Antonio Arellano (@ABC13Antonio) April 7, 2018
The Dallas News reported:
A 31-year-old Houston woman was stabbed in the arm in a roadside attack apparently motivated by anti-Muslim hate, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the attacker’s arrest and conviction.
According to the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the group offering the reward, the assault took place early Thursday morning.
The woman, who is white and wears an Islamic head scarf, or hijab, was driving home from her nursing job when her vehicle was nearly sideswiped by a red SUV.
Rattled, she pulled over and got out of her vehicle to check for damage when the SUV made a U-turn and pulled up behind her.
The SUV driver allegedly got out of the vehicle and began screaming obscenities and racial and religious slurs at the woman. She tried to get back into her vehicle through the passenger side, but the door was locked.
The attacker then allegedly waved a knife in her face, hitting her with the knife handle on her shoulder and arms. Eventually, he stabbed the woman in the arm, severing an artery and staining himself with blood in the process.