Albert Melendez and Eddie Crespo to be charged with hate crimes in NY Imam beating

By Sam Foster

Seems like a couple of "model" citizens took it upon themselves to beat up an Imam in the New York Metro. Details are pretty sparce though at the moment.

ABC News:

Investigators said the two men accosted the 49-year-old victim as they all rode the northbound A train at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday morning.

For unknown reasons, the men started using anti-Muslim names and slurs.

The verbal abuse then turned physical, police said, with the two men, who were apparently strangers to each other, ganging up on the Imam.

The fight spilled onto the Canal Street station platform, and the Imam was pushed to the ground.

He suffered minor bruises, but refused medical attention.

DNA Info has a little more in the way of the verbal abuse:

According to the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the man who was attacked is an Imam.

CAIR claimed the perpetrators called the victim a "camel jockey" and shouting, "F*** all you Muslims. All of you are terrorists."

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