An Ohio man faces multiple criminal charges after claiming to be the victim of an anti-Palestinian hate crime in October, in what police now believe was a completely fabricated story.
Hesham A. Ayyad, 20, of North Olmsted allegedly faked the hate attack, telling officers that he had been hit by a car in a “racially motivated” incident, WKYC reported.
Last month, Muslim group CAIR and various influencers made a story go viral about a Muslim man in Ohio who said he was seriously injured by a car driven by a person who screamed “Kill all Palestinians” and “Long live Israel.” Northridge Police investigated & determined it was a… pic.twitter.com/HJGdntw1Yl
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Ayyad claimed to North Ridgeville detectives that the alleged crime took place on Cook Road in Olmsted Township on October 22, after which he was taken to the hospital.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Cleveland branch demanded a hate crime probe in an article posted the day after Ayyad made the report, shedding more light onto his claims.
According to the organization, Ayyad claimed he was walking home from lunch when the driver of an…
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