Uber driver says rider attacked him because he thought he was Muslim

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Samson Woldemichael says he picked a rider up from an Irish Pub around 2 AM Sunday morning.

Woldemichael says the passenger was peaceful, until he told him to stop near a car on Fonthill Lane in Charlotte, and then attacked him.

He says the attacker told him he was doing it because he thought Woldemichael was a Muslim, but he is a Christian.

The Uber driver tells FOX 46 he's been paying close attention to the recent attacks overseas, but doesn't believe that this prejudice should happen.