Two men viciously attack Muslim father, call his family ‘terrorists’ in Dearborn

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Police are looking for two white men accused of viscously attacking a Muslim father and calling his family “terrorists” inside a Kroger grocery store in Dearborn.

Dearborn police confirmed they are investigating a bloody assault that took place on Thursday evening.

Witnesses told the Arab American News that the white men began harassing the family about ISIS and insisted they “go back to your country.” One of the men told the victim’s young daughter to “take that rag off your head.”

There was “blood all over the place,” one witness said.

“The incident is currently being thoroughly investigated to determine whether it involves a criminal assault and/or whether it was motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender bias,” Dearborn police said in a press release.

They declined to identify the family or say whether surveillance images were captured.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • May B. Notme
    • Fergus

      WHAT happened?

  • Ballsy Terri

    Don’t look for a correct update from the Muckraker.
    His job was complete when he screamed “RACIST WHITE MEN ATTACK POOR OLD MUSLIM AND HIS CHILD!!!!!!”
    No need for truth when it might get in the way of the “Agenda”.

  • falseprophet

    No charges for the men, as it was not ruled a hate crime.

  • Marian Pyszko

    Steve, any update on this? Did this “assault” happen as reported by the sole “witness”?

  • LAHeat

    “The incident is currently being thoroughly investigated to determine whether it involves a criminal assault and/or whether it was motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender bias.”


  • Fergus

    This story might or might not have legs. But it almost certainly was not a “viscous” attack as reported in the lede.

  • TheSlenderMan

    Well there should obviously be video footage for proof, what kind of grocery store wouldn’t have in store video cameras in 2015? If not then surely there’d be people or employees in store who heard or saw it since it’s that bad of a beating

    • Ameena

      a man flashed my 2 year old daughter at the Kroger store. They don’t have cameras in the parking lot. Fortunately, He was a well known flasher apparently and was arrested, now serving one year in jail. his 4th offense against a minor.

  • bebow

    We’re burning far too much time and money dealing with deviants, and what we’re doing isn’t working. I’m sick of it.

  • Billy Blake

    Must be a slow day for violence in Detroit to write about.

  • Ballsy Terri


    • FairMeat

      It’s not fake in the slightest.

      • Ballsy Terri

        Yes it is.. One heavyset witness?

        • javierjuanmanuel

          It seems if there was blood everywhere there would be a pic or two.

      • javierjuanmanuel

        well you might wait for the police to come out with more info, video to show up, witness testimony. Are you simply wishing it was true ?
        No doubt any beating is criminal, I am sick of one way hate crime bs. Everything that is a would be hate crime is already a crime if a black does it to a black, or a white does it to a white, but there is a sliding scale of reporting and enforcing it.

        I do not even know the last time a minority was charged with a hate crime, or even suggested so by the news. That tells you how fake it is.

        In other words this sounds like just a fight with an insult to get a rise out of the other group, not unlike the raiders suck, your girl is fat and ugly, nice POS car, your school sucks, your town sucks, nice teeth, nice ears dumbo, etc etc.

        You could not even get two white guys fighting, and have the atheist attack a christian with a chainn on and have it be a hate crime. It is all about extra punishment for certain groups.

        Often hate does not even have to be a motive, if you just get into a fight over a spilled drink and someone pushes your girl, and if you beat up three minorities, its labeled a hate crime. Again its a joke.