2013-05-02 19:11:26

Aviation Exec Assaults Muslim Taxi Driver

An aviation executive in Virginia is being investigated for potential hate crime charges after he allegedly assaulted a Muslim taxi driver who was driving him home. The driver, Mohamed Salim, is a former U.S. sergeant who served in the Iraq War and at the Guantánamo Bay prison. Salim says Ed Dahlberg, president of the company Emerald Aviation, attacked him and broke his jaw after confronting him with anti-Muslim slurs. Salim recorded some of Dahlberg's comments on his cellphone. According to Salim, Dahlberg soon got out of the cab, but then returned to punch Salim in the face, breaking his jaw. Dahlberg has been charged with misdemeanor assault, and police are weighing further charges. Salim discussed his ordeal in an interview with The Washington Post.

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