Wednesday, March 19, 2008

May Such Luck Befall All Our Enemies !!!!

PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn [CHI] — A young Jewish man became the victim of a hate crime Tuesday evening at around 6:15pm in Park Slope, Brooklyn The incident took place inside the subway station on 4th Avenue and 9th Street, which is in the the 78th Precinct, where a Middle Eastern looking teen snatched the young man's yarmulke from behind and fled out of the station.

The yeshiva student, who on his way into the station noticed a group or four teens sitting on the steps of the subway entrance, did not hesitate and began chasing the yarmulke snatcher, all the while just a few feet behind yet failing to catch him. The chas continued right passed the sitting group and out into the street, where it came to an abrupt halt.

The yarmulke thief ran right into the street and was struck by a passing car, sending him flying and severely injuring him. The others from the group then pounced on the Jewish man, knocking him to the ground and with shouts of “Allah Hu Akbar” they began punching him in the head and face. The victim managed to dial 911 and give his location.

Police responded within moments by which time the group that was still able to walk had fled the scene. Police arrested the injured perp and called for an ambulance to take him to the hospital, he suffered two broken legs among other injuries.

The incident was classified as a hate crime, and police are investigating it.

The victim, in an interview with CrownHeights.noted that that “what is extremely disturbing is the social statement of this crime” he said, “these Jew haters boldness to commit such a crime in broad daylight in a street buzzing with activity”.

Thank G-d the bias victim did not sustain any serious injuries. Sphere: Related Content

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