Posted by lex, on December 12, 2007
Thuggish members of a one religion viciously beat a couple of Jewish kids on a subway train. A member of a third faith intervened to help protect the kids from their attackers.
It all began when (Walter) Adler, his girlfriend, Maria Parsheva, and two other pals boarded the subway at Canal Street bound for Brooklyn and someone in another group wished them “Merry Christmas.”
Adler and his pal Angelica Krischanovich responded: “Happy Hanukkah.”
Apparently, those were fighting words.
“They just came at us so fast. The first thing that came into my mind was, ‘Yeah, this is going to be violent,’ ” said Parsheva, 20.
One of the group immediately hiked up his sleeve to reveal a tattoo of Christ.
“He said, ‘Happy Hanukkah, that’s when the Jews killed Jesus,’ ” said Adler…
Amid a huge scrum, (Hassan) Askari jumped in.
Askari – who jumped into the fray and received two black eyes for his pains – is a Muslim from Bangladesh.