Atlas reader J. writes: “2 Muslims were harassing a woman sitting in a car outside of a mosque. According to the Daily News story, they tried to open the woman’s door and stuck their head in the car window. (The Daily News said they were taking a break from prayers at the mosque and were just ‘looking’ at the car). When the boyfriend came back to the car and found out what was going on, he beat the snot out of the two punks. The NYPD said there was no evidence of bias. CAIR is involved and ‘witnesses’ from the mosque said they heard the boyfriend tell them they were terrorists.”
“Muslim group disputes NYPD determination that attack on two teens in Brooklyn wasn’t hate crime,” by John Annese, New York Daily News, July 5, 2016 (thanks to J.):
The beating of two Muslim teens outside a Brooklyn mosque was not a bias crime, cops said Monday, but an advocacy group isn’t so sure.
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called for a bias crime probe after the assault early Sunday at Madine Muslim Community Center on Third Ave. near 53rd. St. in Sunset Park.
Police said the 16-year-old victims were hitting on a woman inside a parked vehicle for more than a half-hour when her boyfriend emerged and attacked them. The boys had tried to open the woman’s door and poke their heads into her window, said police spokesman Sgt. Brendan Ryan.
“The hate crimes unit investigated it and determined that this incident is not a hate crime,” Ryan said .Police are still investigating the alleged assault and are looking for the man, he said.
On Monday, a statement on CAIR’s Facebook page said one teen was taking a break from late night prayers when he and the second teen were attacked by a man who yelled, “You f—ing terrorist” and “You Muslims are the cause of all the problems in the world.”
The man punched one of the teens, threw him to the ground, kicked him and stomped him, according to CAIR.
He suffered a concussion, cuts, bruises and a bad swelling, and went to Lutheran Hospital, while the second teen suffered a black eye, according to the group.
“Our position is, let’s keep all possibilities open, at least until the assailant is arrested and questioned,” said Afaf Nasher, executive director of CAIR’s New York chapter.
Courtesy of Pamela Geller