Milwaukee Muslim woman says man demanding her hijab beat her

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Milwaukee police are investigating an assault on a Muslim woman who says a man beat her after demanding that she take off her hijab. 

Police tell WITI-TV ( ) they don't yet have a suspect in custody. 

The woman told the television station she was walking home from a prayer service at about 6 a.m. Monday when a man stepped out from a car and told her to remove her hijab. She says the man threw her to the ground and began beating her.

The woman did not want the television station to reveal her identity. 

Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition President Janan Najeeb told The Associated Press Wednesday the woman is a single mother in her 50s. She says police should treat the incident as a hate crime.

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