Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Virginia Jury Awards Muslim Cabbie $350,000 in Religiously Motivated Assault Case

Washington Post reports that a Fairfax County, Virginia civil jury yesterday awarded $100,000 in compensatory damages and $250,000 in punitive damages to a Muslim cab driver who was suffered a broken jaw in an assault by a passenger after the passenger engaged in a diatribe against the Muslim religion. The assault by Ed Dahlberg, a Fairfax County businessman, on cab driver Mohamed Salim was captured in part on video.  The jury found that Dahlberg's actions were motivated by animosity toward Salim's religion.