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Here we go with this BS again-Bangladeshi man beaten in 'revenge attack' to Boston bombings.

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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  • Abdullah Faruque, 30, claims he was nearly beaten unconscious by a group of Hispanic males at a Bronx, New York Applebee's
  • He says he didn't know anything about the Boston bombings because he had 'a busy day'

By Daily Mail Reporter, Reuters Reporter and Associated Press

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A Bangladeshi 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.

Attack: Abdullah Faruque claims he was beaten outside this Applebee's location in the Bronx after a group of customers asked him if her was 'Arab'

He told the New York Post: 'One of the guys asked if I was Arab. I just shook my head, said like, "Yeah, whatever."'

Mr Faruque said that when he tried to go back inside Applebee's, one of the men said, 'Yeah, he's a f***ing Arab,' and they attacked, beating him about the head and body.

He told the paper that he did not know about the Boston bombings, because he had 'a busy day.'

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.

Bombs: Mr Faruque said he did not know about the Boston bombings that occurred earlier in the day because he had 'a busy day'

He told the paper: 'I saw the news, and then it hits me: That's why I got jumped.'

The NYPD Hate Crimes unit is reportedly investigating the attack.

In Boston, authorities have scoured through video footage and photos of the area near the finish line to establish suspects.

Investigators are now seeking at least two men pictured in images taken before two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon, law enforcement and national security officials said today.

Authorities are examining thousands of pictures taken by surveillance cameras, the media and ordinary citizens around the time the bomb blasts went off and are likely to try to talk to additional people, the officials said.

Probe: Authorities are examining surveillance footage and numerous photos taken around the time the bomb blasts went off and are likely to try to talk to additional people, the officials said

Details about the person's appearance have not yet been confirmed by the FBI.

The bombs were crudely fashioned from ordinary kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and ball bearings, investigators and others close to the case said.

Investigators suspect the devices were then hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground.

The blasts killed 8-year-old Martin Richard, of Boston, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, of Medford, and Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China.

Boston has remained under a tight security presence, with scores of National Guard troops gathering among armored Humvees in the Boston Common.

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Thank God......it's Friday!!!

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tnmomofive
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Just stupid.I am not sure what the perps thought that would do.I wouldn't say here we go again though unless it happens on a wide scale.These were likely trouble makers to begin with and just wanted any excuse to act.

smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 3:05 PM

I lived in the area that was the worst in the country for attacks against Muslims after 9/11. I don't live too far away and we had a mosque in my area set on fire not too long ago. I am worry that we will see a repeat of what I saw in 2001. 

Raintree
by Ruby Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 3:06 PM


Quoting tnmomofive:

Just stupid.I am not sure what the perps thought that would do.I wouldn't say here we go again though unless it happens on a wide scale.These were likely trouble makers to begin with and just wanted any excuse to act.

We can only hope.

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Apr. 19, 2013 at 4:38 PM


Quoting tnmomofive:

Just stupid.I am not sure what the perps thought that would do.I wouldn't say here we go again though unless it happens on a wide scale.These were likely trouble makers to begin with and just wanted any excuse to act.

I hope you are right.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Apr. 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM


Quoting smalltowngal:

I lived in the area that was the worst in the country for attacks against Muslims after 9/11. I don't live too far away and we had a mosque in my area set on fire not too long ago. I am worry that we will see a repeat of what I saw in 2001. 

I'm concerned too. Like Ron White said, 'you can't fix stupid' and that's all this is.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 4:41 PM

 People can be irrational idiots!  I heard a not so great sentiment at work today regarding Muslims and how they should all be wiped out of America.

***shakes head***

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Apr. 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM


Quoting OHgirlinCA:

 People can be irrational idiots!  I heard a not so great sentiment at work today regarding Muslims and how they should all be wiped out of America.

***shakes head***

That kind of BS helps chip away at my hope for the Human race. The people that were jumping the gun to blame a Tea Partier are just as bad.

Sometimes people make me sad. The only good is seeing all the heroes who stepped up in Boston and Tx and other tragedies. I keep telling myself that they out number the losers but some days I have to wonder.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

 

Quoting Friday:


Quoting OHgirlinCA:

 People can be irrational idiots!  I heard a not so great sentiment at work today regarding Muslims and how they should all be wiped out of America.

***shakes head***

That kind of BS helps chip away at my hope for the Human race. The people that were jumping the gun to blame a Tea Partier are just as bad.

Sometimes people make me sad. The only good is seeing all the heroes who stepped up in Boston and Tx and other tragedies. I keep telling myself that they out number the losers but some days I have to wonder.

 They do outnumber the losers by a long shot... it's just when you hear a loser say something... it tends to stick with you because you don't want to believe someone could be so one minded.

Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Dang, poor Radarma can't get 8 people to care about violence on whites to save her life.

Go figure.

lancet98
by Silver Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

That's pretty horrible.  

First, it's vigilante justice.   It's against the law.   Second, it's incredibly stupid.   The attack wasn't made by Bangladeshis or even Arabs.   Even if it had been, other Bangladeshis or Arabs didn't do it, the person who did it, did it.   No one else did.   

NEXT...people who have been discriminated against as much as Hispanics, should realize it's not fair to judge a group.

My take on it is that it was some tough kids who felt like picking on someone.   As it is they may legitimately be charged with a hate crime.

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