The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said hate incidents in Massachusetts and New York occurred following the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.
A Bangladeshi man was beaten at Applebee’s in ‘revenge attack’ over Boston Marathon bombings. The man has claimed he was beaten at a New York City Applebee’s in retaliation for the Boston Marathon bombings – because of the color of his skin.
Abdullah Faruque, 30, says that he was heading out of the restaurant to smoke a cigarette when he noticed a group of Hispanic men who had been at the bar followed him out.
They then confronted him.
He said he was only beaten for a little over a minute, but he suffered a dislocated shoulder and was nearly knocked unconscious in the attack.
He told the Post that he knew he was outnumbered, and just did his best to protect himself.
He said it wasn’t until he got home when he turned on the TV and learned of the bloodbath in Boston.