Report of Marine trainee’s suicide "questionable," civil rights advocate says
This week, the Council on American-Islamic Relationscalled 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 Walidjoined us to talk about the circumstances surrounding Siddiqui's death.