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Civil Rights group alleges neighbors targeted Muslim family in Anne Arundel Co.

CAIR says the family's been under attack since 2017
Posted at 1:10 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 15:20:09-05

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — A civil rights group is calling for justice after learning about alleged verbal and physical attacks on a Muslim family in Anne Arundel County.

The Maryland Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations shared video with WMAR and says the most recent attack happened on November 6.

A family member was leaving their home when a neighbor approached him and verbally and physically assaulted him. The man's hand was cut with an object. His knee was also hurt in the attack.

The victim's family told CAIR about the pattern of harassment and abuse by their neighbor. They say it started in 2017.

"They have limited their movements. They're not sleeping well at night. It's really kind of an intense situation for them. The fact that this is a neighbor somebody that they have to see pretty much every day. You can't avoid somebody that lives in that close proximity to you,” said CAIR Maryland office Director Zainab Chaudry.

The family says they've notified the police several times.