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Iranian-American Woman Victim of Hate Crime in New York

Zohreh AssemiMATINECOCK, New York: An Iranian-American nail salon owner was brutalized by robbers who called her a "terrorist" and scrawled anti-Muslim messages on a mirror in her shop, the victim and police said.

"I'm in shock," victim Zoreh Assemi told WNBC-TV after the attack Saturday morning, a web of cuts and bruises visible on her face, arms and hands. She said she felt "terrorized ... not by American people, but by a very small group and prejudice. And it hurts."  (Read full story by AP)

Muslim Biz Gal Beaten
The Muslim owner of a high-end nail and facial salon that caters to the likes of Jennifer Lopez was beaten and robbed yesterday in what Long Island cops called a bias attack. (
read story by New York Post)

Police probing 'all avenues' in bias attack
Nassau police continued searching Monday for two men wanted in a Locust Valley nail salon robbery they say was motivated not only by greed, but also hate, including an attack on the Iranian-born business owner, slurs and anti-Muslim graffiti. (read story by Newsday)

Iran's FM Spokesman expresses concern about beating of Iranian national in US
Tehran, Sept 18, IRNA - Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini on Tuesday expressed regret and concern about beating of Iranian National Zohreh Assemi in the US.
According to the Information and Press Bureau of the ministry, Hosseini also underlined that Iran's Foreign Ministry would seriously follow up the event.
He added that the Iranian representative office in New York and interest section in Washington have made all-out efforts to support the rights of Iranian nationals living in the United States.

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