Illinois: Hate Crime Alleged

November 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

A hate crime indictment will be sought against two men accused of beating a Muslim man outside a tavern in Kinsman, southwest of Chicago. Sheriff Terry Marketti of Morris County said the men, Scott Finch and Luke Harty, were already charged with aggravated battery in the attack early Sunday morning against Faud Nafie, 35. Sheriff Marketti said Mr. Finch had said after his arrest that he was defending the nation against terrorists.