Galveston restaurant owner closing business due to 'death threats,' anti-Muslim harassment, he says
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Darla Guillen, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle

A Galveston restaurant launched by a Muslim business owner is shutting down following months of alleged harassment.

Late last year, Asad Khan said he arrived at his island establishment ZaZa Bar & Bites to find the front of the business was covered in bacon and bacon grease. Khan, who immigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan in 1993, is Muslim. It's common practice for Muslims to abstain from pork. 

He filed a report with the Galveston police immediately following the incident. Since the vandalism, he said the harassment intensified.

Khan explained that he ultimately made the difficult decision to shut down his restaurant. 

"I shut ZaZa down because of death threats towards me via phone calls," Khan said. "In the last seven weeks or so (the) calls become worse. I did not enjoy being called "sand ni**er" or people telling me that I will die in ZaZa."

The closing comes at the peak of Galveston's tourism season. 

"I opened ZaZa (as) a happy little fun project; this was supposed to (be) fun and love. Never did I think that people in Galveston are so closed-minded," he said. "People want me dead because of me being a Muslim. I am honestly sick to my stomach. And frankly, fearful."



Comments:
There is always going to be bitterness between religions and we need to stand up to bigotry. We are still waiting for Galveston to clean up it's act.
Posted by Mary at 6/14/2017 9:22:02 AM

Quite frankly, I don't believe it. There are many other "Muslim" businesses without incident on the Island. There is something else going on here.
Posted by carmen at 6/14/2017 10:17:28 AM

This sounds fishy. As in I bet there is more to the story than what's here...
Posted by blueeyes at 6/14/2017 10:37:08 AM

I have a very strong sense of....something is not as it seems here! This does not pass my smell test for truth telling.
Posted by Concerned Resident at 6/14/2017 12:53:40 PM

Do we know it's "people in Galveston" meaning a group of people or could it be "a person in Galveston" - see how easy it is to generalize situations to a group of people Asad, whether it be towards a religion or a vermin within a community?
Posted by Sasquatch at 6/14/2017 3:36:53 PM

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