Staten Island Teens Charged With Hate Crime for Attacking Muslim Classmate Over Faith

October 11, 2010

Author: John Lauinger

Source: The New York Daily News

Four Staten Island teens are facing hate-crime charges for taunting a Muslim classmate because of his faith, calling him a "terrorist" and repeatedly punching him in the genitals, cops said Monday.


"They took advantage of me because I was quiet," the 16-year-old-victim, whose first name is Kristian, told the Staten Island Advance, which first reported the story of the abuse.