ANN ARBOR, Michigan. – Police in Michigan are debunking a Muslim student statement that was widely cited as an example of a spike in anti-Muslim incidents in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.
The woman reported that a man approached her in mid-November in the vicinity of the University of Michigan campus and threatened her on fire if she didn’t remove her headscarf. The Ann Arbor Police Department said Wednesday the bill “does not occur.”
The police said evidence that included surveillance images.
Michigan’s chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said at the time that the report incident was “just the latest anti-Muslim incidents” since Trump’s Mar. Win 8.
AIR national spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said Wednesday the false report should not be used to discredit what he called the “many, many incidents of anti-Muslim hate.”