A Muslim couple was attacked last week in a suspected hate crime in Maryland.
The couple said they were walking to a neighborhood park in Rockville when a man overheard them speaking Arabic and began hurling anti-Muslim slurs at them, reported WTTG-TV.
“I was talking, speaking in my language and then I hear the voice come from here and then when I turn he attacked me directly on my face, on my neck,” said the man, who asked to remain anonymous in news reports.
He said the assailant put him in a headlock and pulled him to the ground, causing superficial injuries to his face and neck.
Police are investigating the attack as a hate crime, but no suspect has been identified.
“I like this country,” the victim said. “I dream to come to this country to live here, but now, to be honest, I am still here (and) I love this country, but it’s scary. This makes you scared.”
The Council on American Islamic Relations has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Early voting to be hit by heavy rain and flooding as Hurricane Zeta barrels towards the Gulf Coast
Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall near Louisiana's border with Mississippi on Wednesday evening as campaigns work to get supporters to the polls and convince any undecided voters to back their candidate.
"Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are possible along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches are in effect," the National Hurricane Center warned.
"Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta. This rainfall will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding," the center explained.
Brett Kavanaugh caught lying in SCOTUS opinion against voting access during the pandemic: report
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Monday voted that 2020 elections ballots in Wisconsin can only be counted if received by Election Day.
Kavanaugh issued his own concurring opinion, where he suggested that state courts should be barred from protecting voting rights.
Kavanaugh also made a mistake of fact.
Sam Levine, a voting rights reporter for the Guardian, noted Kavanaugh was inaccurate in his concurring opinion.
Lincoln Project releases harrowing new video of the future if Trump wins re-election
The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists seeking to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, released another new video on Monday evening.
Unlike other videos, the latest release did not feature Trump saying crazy things. Instead, it is more like a 60-second short film.
It features a mother listening to election night returns. She goes into her son's bedroom and lovingly awakens him.
"Hey honey, you asked me to wake you and tell you what happened in the election," she says.
"Who won?" the child asked.
"Trump," she replied. "Trump won."