On Friday afternoon, a Syrian Muslim Stanford Student Abdulwahab Omira, got run over by a car while walking on campus; the driver, a white mid-twenties male, made eye contact with him and shouted “F*** you people’. He was wearing a shirt on which the word ‘Damascus’ was written in Arabic.
🚨 ACTION ALERT 🚨 An Arab undergrad at @Stanford was injured in a hit & run earlier today. The driver, a zionist who previously harassed SJP members at their campus protests, told the student, “fuck you and your people.”
— Palestine Legal (@pal_legal) November 4, 2023
Currently, California authorities are investigating the incident, and according to the Palestine Legal advocacy group the student is receiving treatment at the hospital. The initial suspicion is that it is a hate crime, according to a CNN report California Highway Patrol.
Since the start of the ongoing war on October 7, at least five possible hate crime incidents at Stanford University have taken place.
There are demands from Stanford to immediately release an alert to notify the students of the incident, making it clear that it was a hate crime. Moreover, the university has not provided any special resources for Palestinian or Arab students amid ongoing events, and repeated hate crimes reported on campus.
New HATE crime in US:Syrian student at Stanford university was run over by Pro-isreali driver who shouted “F u nd all Ur Peoples”,he harassed pro-palestiniens students on compus before,university is yet to take action,Source iG: stanfordsjp #FreePalestine#GazaGenocide @Stanford pic.twitter.com/jwYzHS0pVP
— RymaLand (@JabirRyma) November 4, 2023
Relevant to this is the subsequent hate crime committed against the 6-year-old Wadea Al Fayoumi who was stabbed to death by his neighbor Joseph Czuba on October 14.
Czuba currently is facing charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and two counts of a hate crime last Monday. He remains in jail without bail.
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