Muslim Man Physically Attacked At Kroger in Dearborn, Family Called 'Terrorists'

February 14, 2015, 8:38 AM


Dearborn Police are investigating ugliness and violence that broke out at a Kroger grocery store on Michigan Avenue on Thursday.

Samer Hijazi  of the Arab American News reports that two men verbally assaulted a Muslim family and visciously attacked the father inside the store after calling them terrorists and making remarks about ISIS.

The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. when the Arab man and his children were inside of the store purchasing ice cream. Two Caucasian men passed by the family and began making derogatory remarks about ISIS, according to eye witnesses.

The Caucasian men began to physically assault the Arab man, making comments that included "go back to your country" and "you terrorists." One of the Caucasian men told the Arab man's young daughter to "take the rag off your head."

The paper writes that two employees at the Kroger attempted to break up the fighting by holding down the Arab man as the two instigators continued to attack him.

The paper reports that a witness said that the children were hysterical and that the man's son, who is around 10, tried helping his father but bystanders held him back.

The two men who attacked the family fled before police arrived, the paper says.

Dearborn Police are investigating.

Read more:  Arab American News

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