Muslim man attacked outside Parkchester mosque

A Muslim man was hospitalized after being attacked outside his mosque Thursday night in Parkchester. Atique Ashraf says he was on his way to the

Atique Ashraf says he was on his way to the mosque to pray when he was attacked from behind by a group of men.

Atique Ashraf says he was on his way to the mosque to pray when he was attacked from behind by a group of men. (6/18/16)

THE BRONX - A Muslim man was hospitalized after being attacked outside a mosque Thursday night in Parkchester.

Atique Ashraf says he was on his way to the mosque to pray when he was attacked from behind by a group of men.

"Someone punched me in my back and I flopped down to the ground," Ashraf told News 12. He says the men made comments about him being a Muslim during the attack.

According to community activist Mohammed Mujumder, there have been six similar incidents since December.

"People are shy to go to the camera, shy to go to the news, shy to express themselves that they were beaten up," says Mujumder.

No arrests have been made.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they want to talk to a 1 Police: Man wanted for questioning in Bronx burglary pattern
Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11 2 Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11
3 VIDEO: Suspect in Sheridan Avenue murder escorted by police
The students at The Bronx Academy for Software 4 Local school celebrates Computer Science Education Week
Sophia Lamb, 44, was found by her mother 5 Woman found fatally stabbed in Co-op City

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

In surveillance video released by police, two suspects Borough president leads rally against hate crime

Activists and community leaders in the Bronx held a rally outside P.S. 119 in Parkchester

Mujibur Rahman, a Bangladeshi Muslim, says his attacked 2 sought in alleged hate crime attack

A Bronx man says he was picking up his niece from P.S. 119 when two

Police have released video of two suspects accused Video shows 2 suspects in attack on Muslim man

Police have released video of two suspects accused of attacking a Muslim man in the

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE