NEW YORK (AFP) – New Yorkers, including the city's mayor, and several national US organizations, have strongly condemned the attack of a taxi driver believed to have been targeted because he is a Muslim.
The attacker, a 21-year-old man who was reportedly drunk at the time of the incident, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder as a hate crime after he attacked Ahmed Sharif on Tuesday evening.
The man was 43-year-old Sharif's first fare of the night, the Taxi Workers Alliance said in a statement. As the cab headed for Times Square, the passenger began a friendly conversation with Sharif about his religion, asking him if he was fasting in observance of the Muslim month of Ramadan.
One_shot - My comments might be perceived as offensive. So I'all desist.
i really didn't know
it's very sad that the guy was attacked......people's mind is not working properly now a days....and they think Muslim's are mot human being....very sad...
thank you dramna
sorry i didn't know
but i think opening another thread will not stop this kind of violence
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