The head of a leading Muslim organization Tuesday called on two Buffalo Muslim girls who had eggs thrown at them at a school bus stop Monday to file a complaint that would launch a Buffalo Police investigation of the incident.
The girls, wearing Muslim head scarves, or hijabs, were getting off a school bus at Lafayette Avenue near Parkdale Avenue Monday afternoon with a number of other children when some men got out of a parked car and began throwing eggs at the girls and yelling something witnesses said they could not clearly hear.
Sadyia Khalique, director of operations of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), urged the girls and their parents to report the attack to police.
Michael J. DeGeorge, chief spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department, said that as of late Tuesday, Buffalo Police had not been contacted by the girls or their relatives about the incident so no investigation could yet be launched.
Khalique said his organization had learned that witnesses took down the license plate number of the car the egg throwers drove off in after the incident and one of the men left a cellphone behind at the scene.
“We urge the victims of this attack and their families to come forward and file a report so that police can bring the alleged perpetrators to justice,” Khalique said.