There’s no excuse for mugging anyone, but the extra charge of hurling “islamophobic” slurs while carrying out the brutal mugging,… well, what’s one to believe? The victim was an imam, but as well all well know, war is deceit in the Mohammedan handbook, and until a second witness comes forward to verify the imam’s statement, the TT isn’t buying it, not yet at least. KGS
NY Man Beaten for Being Muslim
WYNC NEWS: Two men are facing charges of robbery and assault as hate crimes for allegedly attacking a Muslim man on a subway platform near Canal Street Wednesday morning.
According to a criminal complaint from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, Albert Melendez, 30, made anti-Muslim remarks and tried to kick the victim, who is not named. Police say a second suspect, Eddie Crespo, 28, helped Melendez grab the victim after he exited the train. Melendez then allegedly took the victim’s kufi, a cap worn by Muslim men, and threw it onto the tracks before hitting him. The victim was left with bruises and swelling on his left eye, according to the complaint.
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations identified the victim as a Queens-based imam.
UPDATE: WTD states in the comments:
“I read about this story a couple of days ago. Seems the retelling of events has evoluted through CAIR’s filter and the msm are running with it. Can’t have FBI stats about non-existent hate crimes against muslims continue. Trump up the charges.
The clash between Melendez and [imam] Peterson was sparked by a “bump” on the subway – not bigotry, said Melendez’s lawyer, Angel Soto. He said Crespo, who is engaged to Melendez’s sister, tried to break up the fight, never saw the kufi and stuck around to help the imam.
Sounds to me as if this kufi wearing imam was less than polite boarding the subway, at 3:25 a.m. Wednesday on the northbound A-train platform – physically assaulting passenger Melendez with his wreckless manner. Melendez probably responded in kind and the event escalated from there.
Note: Rod Peterson, an imam from Queens is a married father of several children. He has a rap sheet that includes arrests for burglary, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon, records show.
I say, give these guys their day in court . When proven innocent, go after the msm for soiling public opinion with their own bias instead of sticking to reporting facts.