ADL Condemns Hate Crime Against Pakistani Muslim In Brooklyn

November 2, 2006

Source: Anti-Deformation League Press Release

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) strongly condemned the brutal assault of a Pakistani man in Brooklyn and praised the NYPD and Brooklyn District Attorney's Office for apprehending the alleged perpetrators, five Jewish teenagers, and charging them with a hate crime.

Shahid Amber, 24, was approached by the alleged perpetrators, ranging in age from 15 to 17 years, who shouted, "You f****** terrorist. Go back to your country," before punching him in the face with brass knuckles. Mr. Amber was hospitalized and told he would need reconstructive surgery. Shortly after the incident, the teenagers were arrested and charged with gang assault and a hate crime.

"We condemn this senseless attack and applaud the work of the NYPD in apprehending the alleged perpetrators of this heinous assault on Mr. Amber and by extension on the Muslim community," said Joel J. Levy, ADL New York Regional Director.