Concerning the reports of racial slurs yelled at him, and then an attack by three or four men who injured Abdullah Faruque dislocating his shoulder and leaving him semi-unconscious Elected officials are weighing in on the reported hate crime attack the day after the Boston Marathon bombings.
STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ
RE: Alleged Hate Crime at Gateway Center
“The Bronx stands together, as ‘One Bronx,’ united against hate of all kinds. Monday’s attack on Abdullah Faruque, motivated by race and in apparent misguided retaliation for the bombings at the Boston Marathon, is reprehensible. All efforts must be made to prosecute this crime to the fullest extent of the law. The people of the Bronx do not and will not tolerate such hateful acts,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
City Comptroller John C. Liu stated the following in response to the apparent hate attack in The Bronx:
“New Yorkers will not tolerate hate crimes like the beating of a Bangladeshi man in The Bronx, who was attacked apparently in ‘revenge’ for the Boston Marathon bombing. This incident must be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest. Anyone who has any information about the assailants should contact the police immediately at 1-800-577-TIPS.”