Allasheed Allah, 54 (below), from Manhattan’s East Harlem was arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment against 20-year-old Indian-American Avneet Kaur on a Subway train.
NY Daily News While Kaur and her friend were riding a Manhattan-bound E train through Queens during evening rush hour, the victim said her friend “gave me a kiss on the cheek while she was making a Snapchat.” “That’s when the guy across from us (Allah) started screaming homophobic slurs at us … I guess the kiss triggered him,” recounted the woman.
Though the peck was platonic, Allasheed Allah flew into a rage at the sight. The hulking homophobe then threatened the pair: “Don’t do that gay shit in front of me and called her a dyke. Do that one more time and watch what happens!” When the two students stood to find new seats, the screaming Muslim sprang to his feet and bum-rushed them from behind.
“I knew he was going to hit me,” said the victim. “He punched me in the back. I turned around and before I could even defend myself …. he threw me back. My head hit the pole and my back hit the ground,” which left her with a C7 vertebrae fracture near the base of the neck, along with torn ligaments in both elbows from her violent landing.
The police, who had publicized a photo and video of the suspect earlier this week, said a tip from the public helped them apprehend Allah, who allegedly fled the scene of the crime.
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— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) December 9, 2018