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New York taxi driver attacks passenger upon learning he’s Jewish

A Muslim taxi driver in New York City has been questioned by police after allegedly attacking a Jewish passenger.

Moshe Indig, told Arutz Sheva: “I took a cab from Manhattan to Brooklyn yesterday at 20:00. I asked the driver to make a phone call. He refused but then relented and put the call on the speaker. When he saw that I was speaking Hebrew, he said: ‘I hate the people and the language you are speaking. If I had known that you were a Jew, I would not have given you the call.’”

“When he dropped me off in Brooklyn I started walking and suddenly he got out of the vehicle and ran toward me and started punching me in the head. I was immediately concerned that he might have a knife or some other weapon, so I hit him forcefully. He grabbed my kippah and my cellphone and ran away.”

India leaned into the cab to try to retrieve his belongings but the driver started driving and Indig fell into the road and was injured.

India reflected: “I was lucky. If he had had a knife, there is no doubt that he would have killed me. His eyes were full of hatred. He turned from a cab driver to a terrorist.”

Source: Arutz Sheva

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