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1 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Nov 20, 2012 5:45:11am

Sickening.

2 Destro  Tue, Nov 20, 2012 7:31:31am

But cops say the Halal food truck vendor was attacked because of his faith at 4:45 a.m. Sunday as he opened Masjid al-Saaliheen for morning prayer.

Knowing my city, and the hour of attack it sounds like the work of a mentally ill maybe homeless man (we let the mentally ill loose on the street since the Reagan era). There was an attack on a Mosque a few months ago with a home made molotov cocktail bomb and they found the person and he wasnot right in the head either.

3 CuriousLurker  Tue, Nov 20, 2012 7:49:46am

re: #2 Destro

But cops say the Halal food truck vendor was attacked because of his faith at 4:45 a.m. Sunday as he opened Masjid al-Saaliheen for morning prayer.

Knowing my city, and the hour of attack it sounds like the work of a mentally ill maybe homeless man (we let the mentally ill loose on the street since the Reagan era). There was an attack on a Mosque a few months ago with a home made molotov cocktail bomb and they found the person and he wasnot right in the head either.

Or of a hater patient & clever enough to take the time to observe the mosque for a few days and note when people come & go. The dawn prayer would be the time when it was least likely for anyone to be on the streets to witness the attack. If you're from NYC, then you know what the streets look like at that hour, especially in Queens.

4 Three Chord Monty  Tue, Nov 20, 2012 7:53:25am

Can't make this up.

Mosque attack victim warns of eye for an eye

“If I see him again, I will kill him from 20 feet away,” 57-year-old Bashir Ahmad told The Post yesterday. “I will hurt him.”

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/he_ll_retali_hate_W0WYqwDBGaWhZZUMeT59eM

5 CuriousLurker  Tue, Nov 20, 2012 8:02:48am

re: #4 Three Chord Monty

Can't make this up.

Mosque attack victim warns of eye for an eye

“If I see him again, I will kill him from 20 feet away,” 57-year-old Bashir Ahmad told The Post yesterday. “I will hurt him.”

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/he_ll_retali_hate_W0WYqwDBGaWhZZUMeT59eM

Hmm...odd that the victim would express such vastly different sentiments to two different reporters.

6 ThomasLite  Tue, Nov 20, 2012 10:49:02am

re: #4 Three Chord Monty

Can't make this up.

Mosque attack victim warns of eye for an eye

“If I see him again, I will kill him from 20 feet away,” 57-year-old Bashir Ahmad told The Post yesterday. “I will hurt him.”

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/he_ll_retali_hate_W0WYqwDBGaWhZZUMeT59eM

Ahmad said he didn’t recognize his attacker and described him as “a Russian Jew.”

Russian, okay I can see you'd describe certain ethnic groups as such.
...But how do you distinguish between Russian Jews and Russian gentiles?

7 CuriousLurker  Tue, Nov 20, 2012 11:05:55am

re: #6 ThomasLite

Russian, okay I can see you'd describe certain ethnic groups as such.
...But how do you distinguish between Russian Jews and Russian gentiles?

You can't, unless he was wearing a kippah or something. I have to wonder why the police would be searching for a Hispanic guy if the victim, who presumably gave them the description, said he was a Russian Jew.

Additionally, the news video embedded in the NY Daily News article says "the attacker yelled anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim slurs."

Like I said, I also find it odd that two reporters would come up with completely different stories about what the victim supposedly said afterwards. The NY Daily News portrays him as forgiving, the NY Post as vengeful.

8 Destro  Wed, Nov 21, 2012 10:51:27pm

re: #3 CuriousLurker

I am not discounting what you said but my NY street sense is telling me crazy guy knifes someone.

This also proves Bloomberg's gun laws right. If the criminal had a gun the victim would be dead rather than injured.

9 Destro  Wed, Nov 21, 2012 10:52:11pm

re: #7 CuriousLurker

Like I said, I also find it odd that two reporters would come up with completely different stories about what the victim supposedly said afterwards. The NY Daily News portrays him as forgiving, the NY Post as vengeful.

The NYPost is a hateful racist newspaper. It may as well be edited by the KKK.


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