Report of Marine trainee’s suicide "questionable," civil rights advocate says

Sep 14, 2016

This week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations called for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department to launch an investigation in to Raheel Siddiqui's death. 

Siddiqui was a Pakistani-American Muslim who was 11 days into his basic training with the United States Marine Corps on Parris Island in South Carolina when he died. 

The Marines say the 20-year-old committed suicide by jumping 40 feet in a stairwell. Siddiqui's family says that's absolutely not the case. 

CAIR executive director Dawud Walid joined us to talk about the circumstances surrounding Siddiqui's death.

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