Racial slurs used during assault on Palestinian students in North Carolina

A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on the FBI to investigate a group assault on three Palestinian students in North Carolina as a possible hate crime.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the students were allegedly assaulted by “at least 15 members” of the Guilford College football team. During the attack, the assailants reportedly called the students “terrorists” and “sand n**gers.” Two of the victims suffered severe injuries. Three Guilford College students were arrested and charged with “ethnic intimidation.”

CAIR news release, 22 January 2007