Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Attacked For Saying, "Happy Hanukkah"

I saw this at Eschaton:
Four Jewish subway riders who wished other people Happy Hanukkah were pelted with anti-Semitic remarks before being beaten, New York police and prosecutors said. The incident was being investigated as a possible hate crime. The four were on a train in Manhattan on Friday night, during the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, when they were approached by a group of 10 people who offered holiday greetings. The victims responded, Happy Hanukkah and were assaulted by the larger group, police said Tuesday. Police caught up with the train in Brooklyn and arrested eight men and two women, ages 19 and 20. They were arraigned Saturday on charges of assault, menacing, riot, harassment and disorderly conduct, the Brooklyn district attorney's office said.
(original story here).

This is more evidence that NYC is far from a harmonious melting pot. This is gross. At least some of this is on the heads of people like Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly.