A 62-year-old Jewish man was severely beaten in the street on Sunday morning on his way to synagogue.
A Muslim cab driver stopped his vehicle and beat Lipa Schwartz in the street.
The Muslim was shouting, “Allah!” as he beat the Jewish man!
The beating only stopped after a second Jewish man came to the rescue.
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A 62-year-old Jewish man claims his attacker repeatedly shouted ‘Allah’ as he beat him in the middle of the road in Brooklyn, New York Sunday morning.
Lipa Schwartz was on his way to synagogue when livery driver Farrukh Afzal, 37, battered him until another Hasidic man came to the rescue.
‘All of a sudden ‘boom!’ I tried to protect myself, run away. I fell. He come again on me,’ Schwartz told ABC7 Eyewitness News.
He explained to Boro Park 24 that ‘In that instant I saw death for my eyes’ but ultimately felt he should ‘fight back and wrestle myself out of this attack’.
The Borough Park neighborhood incident was captured on surveillance camera and shows the Church Avenue Car Service worker delivering blows to the victim who was left with cuts to the side of his face and head.
He then chased the man who tried to help and was arrested at the scene.
Schultz was taken to Maimonides Medical Center for the minor injuries.
Here is video of the hate crime.