Three pro-Palestinian Muslim activists have pleaded guilty to beating up a Jewish man, Joseph Borgen, in a violent antisemitic attack in May 2021. The attackers were caught on video, which went viral, punching and kicking the man on a busy midtown Manhattan street in New York City.
The JC During the attack, the group, identifying Borgen as Jewish because of the ‘kippah’ (skullcap) he wore, shouted antisemitic slurs at the 31-year-old including “You filthy Jew”, “We’re going to f*****g kill you”, “Go back to Israel” and “Hamas is going to kill you.” Borgen was also pepper sprayed. The 31-year-old was left with a concussion, wrist injury, black eye and bruises all over his body after the attack.
Recalling the incident, he added: “After I wound up on the ground, I was literally just in a fetal position, trying to guard my head and face, literally just trying to make it out of their alive. “I thought I was going to die. I thought I was really going to die.”
This Jewish man was attacked today in New York City.
Tell me anti Zionism is not antisemitism. I dare you. pic.twitter.com/vzZHSzh93o
— United With Israel (@UniteWithIsrael) May 21, 2021
Mahmoud Musa and Mohammed Othman (photos below) pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree assault as a hate crime and a third man, Mohammed Said Othman, pleaded guilty to attempted gang assault.
Musa and Othman face between three and a half and 15 years in prison when they are sentenced on October 25 after no plea deal was offered. Prosecutors promised Said Othman a three-year prison sentence in a separate deal.
A fourth man, Faisal Elezzi, had earlier pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the third degree as a hate crime, and was sentenced to just three years’ probation.
Another man, Waseem Awawdeh, was filmed beating Borgen with crutches. He had faced up to seven years in prison, but far-left Trump-hating Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office offered the pitiful 18 month sentence in exchange for his guilty plea in June.
Showing no remorse, Awawdeh who said “I would do it again” is already back out on the streets, ready to “do it again.”
AND HE IS BACK OUT ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK READY TO ATTACK MORE JEWS!!!
IT IS OPEN SEASON ON JEWS IN NEW YORK!
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 23, 2021