SDSU students rally against Islamophobia and Muslim hate crimes

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Students at San Diego State University held a rally Monday against Islamophobia, in an effort to urge witnesses of a man assaulting a female Muslim student to come forward.

The SDSU Muslim Student Association rallied near Hepner Hall in response to the attack that happened last Thursday, which is now being investigated as a hate crime.

RELATED: SDSU police investigating hate crime assault

According to campus police, the victim reported that the assailant pushed her, pulled her scarf, and made racist comments towards her in a parking lot on the east side of campus. She described the man as a 5’11" Caucasian of thin build, in his 20’s, with black hair and either green or hazel eyes. At the time of the incident, the male was wearing jeans, white shoes, and a grey sweater.

The Muslim Student Association released a list of Demands of the University, in light of the recent attack, on its Facebook page Sunday night.


The student group is also encouraging fellow students to, "create a more inclusive campus climate by promoting tolerance and acceptance between different cultures and religions."

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact SDSU Police at 619-594-1991.

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