DEARBORNISTAN: The family of a Muslim U.S. Marine Corps recruit who committed suicide after two weeks in boot camp, is suing the Corps for $100 million. The family of Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui speaks out after Siddiqui’s death on Parris Island during training. The official cause of his death was deemed suicide, but the family and Rep. Debbie Dingell disagree.
Detroit Free Press The family of a Muslim Marine recruit from Taylor who died in a fall at boot camp last year after allegedly being hazed and abused is suing the government for $100 million for his death, claiming “negligence on multiple levels of command.”
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit claims the Marines “fostered a culture of abuse and hazing” at the training base at Parris Island, S.C., that led to the death of 20-year-old Raheel Siddiqui in a three-story fall from a barracks stairwell in March 2016.
In the lawsuit, the family’s lawyer, Shiraz Khan of Southfield, wrote that “recurrent physical and verbal abuse of recruits by drill instructors, with a noted insufficiency of oversight and supervision” ultimately caused Siddiqui’s death.