N.Y. Man Sentenced For 20 Years For Attempted Hate Murder Of Muslim

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A 59-year-old man from Rego Park, Queens, who stabbed and bit the nose of a worshiper at a Flushing mosque in November 2012, was last week sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of attempted murder as a hate crime by a jury at the defendant’s trial, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Dec. 14.

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US Muslims Concerned That ‘Few False Reports’ of Hate Crimes Will ‘Unfairly Discredit’ Real Ones

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After two reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes were determined to be fake by authorities this month, the Muslim community is concerned that these “few false reports” are going to “unfairly discredit and delegitimize the dozens of real anti-Muslim hate crimes and instances Islamophobia out there,” according to the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

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