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Jezebel: It Took Two Whole Days for a Random Muslim to Get Assaulted in Boston


-By Katie J.M. Baker

April 18, 2013- A Palestinian woman said she was assaulted while taking a late morning stroll with her baby daughter and friend by a man who accused her of being a terrorist. We thought someone would've been publicly attacked and berated for secretly planning the Boston Marathon bombings within hours of the explosions, but nope — racists managed to contain themselves for two days. Bravo.

Memo to the New York Post and other media outlets that told us to look out for "dark-skinned" suspects: baseless and racist claims prompt action, not just pageviews.

Heba Abolaban told Malden Patch that she and her friend, both wearing hijabs, were walking with their kids when a white male in his thirties punched her left shoulder and began shouting at them:

“He was screaming 'F___ you Muslims! You are terrorists! I hate you! You are involved in the Boston explosions! F___ you!'” Abolaban remembered. “Oh my lord, I was extremely shocked.”

Abolaban, a doctor who just completed an observership at Mass General Hospital, said the incident "saddened me a lot."

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