Bangladeshi-American attacked in New York in 'retaliatory' violence over Boston marathon bombing


Rob Hastings
Friday 19 April 2013 18:10 BST

An Asian-American man claims to have been beaten in the Bronx area of New York in retaliatory violence over the Boston marathon bombing, with his racist attackers apparently targeting him because they believed he was Arab.

Thirty-year-old Abdullah Faruque, who was born in Bangladesh but grew up in the Bronx, is reported to have been assaulted by three or four Hispanic men when they spotted him outside a restaurant on Monday, just hours after the attacks.

In a case that has raised concerns over ethnically discriminatory attacks against Muslims following the terrorist incident, Faruque told police that one of the men asked if he was an Arab. Another said: “He’s a f****** Arab,” before Faruque was punched in the face and the body.

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