New York Store Owner Beaten By Man Who Said He Wanted To ‘Kill Muslims’
The Queens, New York store owner was beaten simply for being Muslim.
Fatima Food Mart owner Sarker Haque told WPIX that the man came into his store on Saturday and began punching him.
“He punched me here,” Haque recalled, motioning toward an ice cream cooler. “I fell down here… I say, ‘What the hell you doing? What’s wrong with you?’ [The attacker] said, ‘I kill Muslims.’”
“He punched me as much as he can with his left hand,” the store owner added, choking back tears. “He grabbed me here. Then he punched me here.”
The attacker was identified by police as Piro Kolvani. Investigators believe that Kolvani punched Haque multiple times before a Latino customer intervened.