Muslim girl may have been sexually assaulted

Thursday, 22 Jun, 2017

Detectives told Nabra's mother that the teenager was struck with a metal bat, The Washington Post reported.

William Miller, a spokesman for the USA attorney's office in Washington D.C., says Soloman will likely have his first court appearance on Thursday, when charging documents further explaining the crime will become public.

Police have said her beating death appears to be a case of road rage, but many outside observers are skeptical, especially Muslims who say the case looks much like a hate crime.

She added: "I just feel like there is more hesitation and a lot of other factors are taken into account, such as whether the person was drunk or suffering mental problems".

Locals had gathered at the U.S. capital's Dupont Circle on Tuesday night (local time) to mourn the young woman. He stood before Hassanen's closed coffin, covered by a black shroud decorated with quotes from the Quran.

According to the Fairfax County Police Nabra Hassanen was hit numerous times with a baseball bat Sunday by a motorist who drove up to about 15 Muslim teenagers as they walked or bicycled along a road.

Parker said there was no indication the attack near the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque early on Sunday was motivated by race or religion. He said the mosque's youth would live by her example. Her body was found in a pond later that afternoon.

The nature of the fire is now under investigation, officials say.

"That's the myth, isn't it?" the chief said.

Egypt's Al-Azhar denounced on Tuesday the murder of an American Muslim girl of Egyptian descent in a suspected hate crime in the USA state of Virginia.

Her body was found later in the day in a nearby pond, and police have since arrested Torres and charged him with second-degree murder. The possibility of a sexual assault, he says, "is something of concern to us". A 22-year-old Virginia man was held on a murder charge Monday in the slaying of the girl, who was attacked during a breakfast break from an all-night prayer session at her mosque. His public defender, Dawn Butorac, declined to comment.

Her name was Nabra Hassanen. "Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hispanic, whatever". Many people saw a parallel with the 2015 killing of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, N.C., which police said had been sparked by a parking dispute.

Nabra's parents both believe that Nabra's murder was a hate crime, with her father saying he's "100 percent sure" Nabra was murdered for being Muslim. She's warned her not to attend late-night Ramadan prayers and services with friends, so she won't be a target.

"I hope she's in paradise". "It's too hard. I raised my daughter for 17 years". Allam noted on Twitter that she had asked the Fairfax County Sheriff's deputies to confirm the size of the crowd, which they estimated in the thousands. "It could have been anybody".

She is being buried at the nearby Sterling Cemetery.

"We came because something very bad happened".

"We know this is an incredibly hard time, especially for our Muslim community", FCPD said in the release.

A newer report from CAIR, the Council for American Islamic Relations, the largest Muslim civil rights advocacy in the United States, reports that anti-Muslim incidents were up by 57 per cent in 2016.

Others said they did believe the attack was a hate crime, though they can't understand why that would happen so close to home.