A Capitol Gain for Muslim Train Hero

January 24, 2008


Source: New York Post


January 24, 2008 -- WASHINGTON - The Brooklyn Muslim who defended a group of Jewish subway riders after they were allegedly attacked for saying "Happy Hanukkah" last month will get an all-American reward next week - a seat at the State of the Union Address.

Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) told The Post that his one extra ticket to President Bush's speech on Monday was all he could think of to recognize Hassan Askari's selflessness, reported widely in the media, including the front page of The Post.