CAIR, students call for FBI investigation into ‘lynching’ of Muslim teen after FBI determines it wasn’t murder

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It might seem like a “small” story, but the fact that it so closely follows the arc of a similar incidentlast summeris both frustrating and sad; so much for post-racial America. As Twitchy reported, word spread onsocial media of a lynching in Washington State after an 18-year-old black Muslim man was found dead in a wooded area near his home. Ben Keita’s death was initially ruled a suicide, but the cause of deathwas changed to “undetermined,” reportedly under pressure from Keita’s family. Still, the suspicion of lynching took root. Check out, for example, how the story currently appears atthe International Business Times, complete with “related” video that cites the SPLC exclusively:

Actually, the FBI did not investigate; rather, it agreed to review the medical examiner’s findingsand found no evidence of any criminal activity, though it left open the option of an investigation were new evidence to appear. Follow-up on the story in the media was practically nonexistent.

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