Friday, December 10, 2010
2 arrested, charges with bias attack of Imam on A-train Wednesday morning
Two men were arrested in Manhattan Wednesday morning on charges that they allegedly beat an Imam. Police claim that the two attackers called the 49-year-old victim a "camel jockey" and threw his religious head covering onto subway train tracks.
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) confirmed the man who was attacked was, in fact, an Imam. The men were riding on a northbound A train when the harassment reportedly took place.
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