Columbus, Ohio, resident Rahma Warsame was brutally beaten until she was unconscious for standing up to a white supremacist that was harassing another Muslim woman.

She was beaten nearly to death on Saturday night by a white male, according to the Columbus chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations.

According to the report, the racist yelled “you will be all shipped back to Africa!” right before brutally assaulting Warsame.

The Somali-American single mother sustained several facial fractures and lost four teeth.

According to witness accounts gathered by CAIR:

“The woman, who reportedly intervened to protect another Muslim woman from harassment by the alleged attacker – a white male – was beaten unconscious, resulting in facial fractures and the loss of several teeth. According to the victim, the alleged attacker reportedly screamed “you all will be shipped back to Africa” prior to beating. CAIR-Columbus is her legal representative in the case.

“According to witnesses, the alleged attacker was interviewed by police, but released without charge. He had reportedly made racist statements to neighbors in the recent past.”

CBS affiliate 10TV reports that the police department have begun an investigation into the assault.

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