This is truly horrible.
In the latest of a series of crimes against Muslim Americans, two unarmed teenagers were badly beaten on the sidewalk outside of a Mosque in New York City.
According to Reuters, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported that a 16 year old boy had been attacked while taking a break from hisprayers outside Brooklyn’s Muslim Community Center.
Th police have already began investigating the sitation and ruled out this instance as a bias crime as the two teens were allegedly harassing a 40-year-old woman, whose boyfriend then beat them in retaliation.
However, according to CAIR, witnesses heard the attacker yell slurs at the teens, calling them “terrorists,” and reportedly saying, “You Muslims are the cause of all the problems of the world.”
The 16-year-old was taken to the hospital with a concussion alongwith other injuries. The second teen suffered a black eye.
This attack comes within days of an three-man attack on a Muslim man in Houston, during which he was shot; and another attack in Florida where a Muslim man was beaten outaide his mosque as well.