Target: Brian L. Mackie, Prosecuting Attorney for Washtenaw County
Goal: Demand the maximum penalty for the man who threatened to set a college student on fire for wearing a hijab.
A man threatened to set a University of Michigan student on fire if she refused to remove her hijab. This incident occurred amid a nationwide increase in threats against Muslims. Demand justice for this innocent woman.
University of Michigan public safety officials stated that they were “very concerned and disturbed” by the hate crime. Witnesses reported that the suspect was a white male in his 20s or 30s who appeared to be intoxicated. There is no report as to whether the student removed her hijab or if she suffered any injury during the incident.
The Ann Arbor Police Department is investigating, but does not yet have a suspect. Sign below and demand the maximum penalty in this case.
Dear Prosecuting Attorney Mackie,
A man threatened to set fire to a college student if she did not remove her hijab. Public safety officials at the University of Michigan are calling it a hate crime. We demand justice for this innocent student.
This is only one of the numerous hate crimes currently sweeping the nation. Donald Trump’s rigorous campaign against immigrants and Muslims has sparked an increase in anti-Muslim sentiment. Though he has reportedly backtracked on his promise to deport all Muslims, hate crimes continue to escalate.
We must take a stand against hate crimes for the safety of all. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty for the person convicted of this crime.
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