An Algerian-American from Cambridge was attacked outside a Back Bay restaurant Saturday night, say police and a Muslim advocacy group,the latest of several assaults on Muslims since the Boston Marathon bombings three weeks ago.
The assailants allegedly called the 23-year-old college student, Amine Hadjeres, a “terrorist” and told him he looked like Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspects accused of planting bombs at the Marathon finish line on April 15, who was later killed while trying to elude police.
The victim, a US citizen, said he was attacked by two tipsy men outside the Cafeteria Boston restaurant on Newbury Street in Boston about 10 p.m. Saturday night after he left to buy a pack of cigarettes.
Hadjeres said he initially tried to ignore the men, who taunted and shoved him, but wound up brawling with them in the street after they would not leave him alone. He said the fight left him with bloody knuckles and a bruised elbow and hip, but he successfully fought off both men and walked back into the restaurant, where he was greeted with applause.
“They messed with the wrong dude,” Hadjeres said. “Their faces were pretty banged up.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, urged state and federal authorities to charge suspects with violating hate crime laws.
“We urge local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to take the suspects in this case into custody and to bring appropriate charges that reflect the apparent bias motive,” said council spokesman Ibrahim Hooper.
Police told the council the suspects have been identified, but not yet arrested.
you know i’d be happy to debate israel/palestine with someone who actually knows what they’re talking about. but i’ve found most people on tumblr just pick a side without knowing shit. ugh.
Are we still at the stage were apartheid, ethnic cleansing and the continued erasure of non-white people in Israel is a “debate”?
Plan Dalet or the Yeshohua plan.
(An Israeli plan materialized by Ben Gurion and his Zionist constituents during a meeting on how to go about expelling the Indigenous Palestinian population to make way for a strictly Jewish homeland)
GOING TO DENVER ON SATURDAY FOR A WEEK
all I know is it’s impossible to be sad while watching arrested development
Matching tattoos, comin’ up
I fucking love him so much.