MARYLAND: Kerlina Aviles, 27, was charged with two hate crime counts on the accusations (no actual proof) of two Muslim women and was later released on $5,000 bond. According to the Muslim mother and her daughter (both unidentified), Ailes sprayed a (harmless) liquid on the women and yelled: “Get the hell out of the country, you bitchass Muslims!”
CAIR Last week, CAIR called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the alleged assault as a hate crime.
The family reported to CAIR that the mother and her 17-year-old daughter, both of whom wear an Islamic headbag (hijab), were allegedly attacked in Germantown, Md., June 4 while the mother was driving to a doctor’s appointment. The incident began when the mother honked at a car that failed to proceed when a red traffic light turned green. The female driver of the other vehicle allegedly became angry and followed the Muslim mother’s vehicle in an aggressive manner.
In the parking lot of the doctor’s office, the aggressive driver got out of her vehicle and approached that of the Muslim mother and daughter, and reportedly shouted, “Hell no you fucking Muslims,” while spraying an oily substance on their vehicle.
The attacker then allegedly attempted to strike the Muslim mother, who was defended by daughter. The daughter was reportedly struck in the arm and sprayed in her eye with the oily substance. Before fleeing the scene, the alleged assailant reportedly shouted, “go back to your country, you fucking Muslims.”
The victims were able to take photos of the alleged attacker’s vehicle. (Montgomery County Police Department Report #16027958) The incident is currently being investigated as a “simple assault.”
“Because of the alleged racist (What ‘race’ is Islam?) and Islamophobic slurs used by the assailant, we urge local police and the FBI to investigate this disturbing incident as a possible hate crime,” said CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry.