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Heba Abolaban Attacked in Boston by Man Blaming Muslims for Bombings

Heba Abolaban, who is Muslim, says she was attacked by a white man in Boston on Wednesday morning.

Apparently, he believed that Muslims were behind the Boston Marathon bombings, even though no one has been arrested yet.

Heba Abolaban and a friend, who were both wearing hijabs, were walking with their children on a Boston street, when a white male punched her shoulder, reports

“He was screaming ‘F*ck you Muslims! You are terrorists! I hate you! You are involved in the Boston explosions! F*ck you!’” said Abolaban. “I was extremely shocked. I did not say anything to him. Not even that we aren’t terrorists… he was so aggressive.”

Abolaban called her husband and police, whom she described as “kind and helpful.”

On Wednesday, CNN reported that a “dark-skinned male” had been arrested in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings, which turned out to be false, noted

Police officers have been stationed outside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, Boston's largest mosque.

“We do increase our presence there, mostly just for the comfort of the people that go there,” Wayland Police Chief Robert Irving told “It reminds me of after 9/11, I did the same thing. I want to make sure they understand we’ll be extra vigilant and make sure their people and property are safe.”

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