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Ohio community rallies in support of Muslim woman branded a ‘terrorist’

By WITW Staff on January 31, 2017

More than 300 people from Mason, a suburb of Cincinnati, and from across the state of Ohio came out in the cold amid falling snow to show solidarity with one of their own who was anonymously branded a terrorist. Rawd Saleh, a Muslim woman was the target of an anonymous smear campaign that alleged she was a terrorist. Saleh, 41, and her neighbors were shocked to discover flyers placed in their mailboxes and taped on front doors that read, “neighborhood terrorist warning,” and included a picture of Saleh and listed her home address. “As Americans, if we see suspicious activity, we should tell the authorities,” Saleh told ABC News of the unknown perpetrator behind the flyers. “I don’t see any other suspicion that this person could’ve had other than I wear hijab.”

When Saleh’s friends in the neighborhood saw the flyer, they were outraged and quick to assure Saleh, a mother of three who has been living in Ohio for 35 years, that they didn’t feel threatened by her and supported her being a part of the community. Then, they agreed that action was called for, so they organized a rally. Speaking through a megaphone at the rally, Saleh told all those who turned out in support of her, “For most of you that know me and for those of you that don’t — you guys are awesome. You are … beautiful. This is what America is about.” Local authorities are still investigating who is behind the alleged flyers. For more on the story, watch the video below.

Read the full story at ABC News.


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