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Linda Sarsour, Civil Rights Activist Attacked, Threatened with Beheading in Brooklyn


By Thomas Tracy, Joseph Stepansky  (New York Daily News)

An Arab civil rights activist was attacked in Brooklyn Wednesday by a man who hurled slurs and threatened to behead her to “see how your people feel about it,” authorities and the victim said.

Linda Sarsour, 34, director of the Arab American Association of New York, was leaving the group’s headquarters on Fifth Ave. in Bay Ridge at 12:20 p.m. when Brian Boshell, 45, allegedly threatened her, called her an “Arab b—-” and insulted her in Arabic. Boshell, who is white, then allegedly chucked a trash can at her and a woman walking with her, Sarsour said.

Neither woman was injured.

“It was out of nowhere, like he had taken a shot of Red Bull,” said the Palestinian American Sarsour.

The 24-year-old revealed her 'traumatic experience' on Facebook. Linda Sarsour via Facebook

She said she had called the police reporting Boshell as a suspicious person before the attack, but officers didn’t respond until afterward. Sarsour vented her anger at the allegedly slow response on her Facebook page.

Boshell was charged with menacing and aggravated harassment as a hate crime and criminal possession of weapon.

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  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    Just give me unlimited fibre optic broadband. As the old saying goes “Give a man good internet and he will take over the world”.

  • El Cid

    True. Indeed, I don’t know you. But do wish you well, all the same, the best.

    Allah’s Unbounded Bounty is open to all who strive acknowledge, and thank.

    Often in grace and beneficence…without acknowledgement or thanks. For no reason that Man is given to understand, only speculate.

    [PS: Nevertheless, you are comfortable and well ensconced. This I can sense].

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    He needs to get better voice transcription software then.

  • The greenmantle

    Have you ever seen the JW’s version of the Bible ? its ahoot. Never mind the story of how the book of Mormon came into being

    Sir David

  • Just_Stopping_By

    He could mean not the Ka’aba itself or the Masjid al-Haram, but the surrounding area in Mecca, which some consider to be turning into the equivalent to a pagan shrine to money/commerce.

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    You used “your” correctly this time. Congratulations.

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    You know when a person says such ridiculously retarded stuff that you don’t even know what to say back? Yeah…

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