Rabat - A Moroccan taxi driver was shot in his taxi cab by an American passenger on Thanksgiving Day in Hazelwood, in Pittsburg. The incident is suspected to be a hate crime against the Muslim community following Paris terrorist attacks.On Thursday, the 38-year-old Moroccan immigrant escaped death, after a passenger fired a couple of gunshots against him, one of which blasted out the back window of his cab and struck him. The incident occurred between Flowers Avenue and Tecumseh Street, in Hazelwood.

Aziz Allilou is a student at the Higher Institute of Media and Communications (ISIC) and Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat.