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.
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...
One_shot - My comments might be perceived as offensive. So I'all desist.
Being discussed already:
thank you dramna
i really didn't know
sorry i didn't know
but i think opening another thread will not stop this kind of violence