Girl, 13, held for attack on Muslim pupil

2011-04-06 10:14

New York - A 13-year-old girl has been arrested on hate crime charges and is accused of helping bully and attack a Muslim girl at their New York City middle school.

The girl and a 12-year-old boy who was arrested last week were arraigned in family court on Tuesday on charges of attempted robbery and third-degree assault as a hate crime. Both were charged as juveniles and were in the custody of the Administration for Children's Services.

Authorities say the two bullied and tormented a 13-year-old Muslim girl at the school in the borough of Staten Island, calling her a terrorist and trying to steal from her. They say the abuse culminated with the two trying to rip off her head scarf.

If convicted, they face 18 months in juvenile detention. School officials say disciplinary action is pending.

  • Irené - 2011-04-06 10:46

    hate breeds hate- when will people start teaching their children some tolerance- at the end of the day, this behaviour must in some way stem from their parents beliefs. Typical patriotic American hatred- how is this different from muslim 'extremism'

      Shannon Wright - 2011-04-06 10:55

      It's being prosecuted in the courts. Seems to me it's being handled appropriately and you're just looking for a reason to crack on Americans. Because South Africa is such a racial utopia. (eye roll)

      Irené - 2011-04-06 11:17

      @ shannon- I was specifically referring to parents who bring up their children with prejudice and hatred for other cultures. The damage towards that girl has already been done- just because the courts are handling it does not mean all is sorted. You know not everything in the world revolves around SA's archaic racial issues- this is an incident that took place in the US- where there is extreme prejudice towards muslims- so what is your point exactly?(eye roll)

      alessandroz067 - 2011-04-06 11:27

      @Judgemental... No tolerance in Islam? Please educate ourself before making yourself an idiot on news forums.

      stephen scott - 2011-04-06 12:11

      If the kids heads are filled with the Quran or the Bible, you wont be able to teach them tolerance.

      Irené - 2011-04-06 14:16

      @ judgmental-- great name you chose for yourself- aren't xtians not supposed to judge lest thee be judged?? I love how you think your religion is civilised!! So George Bush who invaded Iraq because God told him so was being civilized? What about Ireland- the protestants and catholics have been murdering each other for centuries- very civilised- but I'm sure you would then say- but the catholics arent real xtians or some crap like that. Do you have any idea how many modern wars were started and fought by your so called civilised xtian brothers? Your religion is tainted in more blood than any other religion in history- "pot meet kettle" me thinks.

  • jowza - 2011-04-06 11:08

    @shannonwright.the americans have caused most of these problems(eye roll)

  • Jaimo - 2011-04-06 11:30

    Christians in Muslim countries are being persecuted, belittled, murded and raped all the time - oh not a word about that! But now in the Weat a mere child is being punnished for an idle word! How pathetic!

      jowza - 2011-04-06 12:24

      you obviuosly read what you want to read.

      Judgmental - 2011-04-06 13:08

      You too jowza

      vis vang - 2011-10-08 06:43

      If it was the other way around, it wouldnt just be an idle word. People like you would call Islam an intolerant religion, however, the same never applies to christians. What would jesus say about this. Christians are no different from Muslims. Just look at the previous a!@#wipe govt.

      Joe Black - 2014-04-14 00:11

      Two wrongs do not make a right. I would not venture into a country with widespread Muslim extremism. That could be a very stupid thing to do. But in my country I want everybody to live in dignity.

  • Grantland - 2011-04-06 11:36

    ..and in other news, the appeal of ten year old Wayne Simkins against his 30 year chain-gang sentence has failed. Simkins was convicted of hate when he called fellow pupil, also ten, LeShantavius Jones "poopy-head" on the playground of St. Johns Primary. Judge Reuben Cohen ruled that Jones having previously called Simkins "smellybum" and "doo-doo breath" was not a defence, saying "There can be no excuse for hate."

  • Ben - 2011-04-06 11:41

    Ah yes....Baseless hatred... my favourite... Religion... best tool for dumb motherf#$%ers to entertain me. Gotta love it.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-04-06 11:50

    Thank God, I'm an atheist !

      stephen scott - 2011-04-06 11:58

      I agree, the parents of all those kids are at fault, for forcing superstitious rubbish into their kid’s heads,

      Judgmental - 2011-04-06 13:15

      @Currie_Mafia - it's going to take along time for most people on this forum to figure out what you said Cool

  • superbollie - 2011-04-06 12:11

    Again I am amazed at the differing opininions from knowledged ppl, I read on the forum. A quick lesson to those that would like to enlighten themselves biblically: ADAM = AADAM in Aramaic: ABRAHAM=EBRAHIM in Aramaic: MOSES=MOOSA in Aramaic JESUS=ESA in aramaic and so on. Point: Whether you are Jewish whether you are Christian whether you are Muslim, we all believe in the PROPHETS mentioned above and ultimately believe in a monolothic GOD/ALLAH. Now I ask this question, why do we as believers in a spiritual system that preach tolerance,love to all mankind, peace and our aspiration to emulate the good teachings of these PROPHETS and the manner in which they lived their lives, do we continue our onslaught to "wipe" out each others existence in this world? Maybe as a solution we should turn and focus our attention and channel our energies on those biggots in our societies, whether jewish,christian or muslim and expose their particular breed of self styled rubbish they preach, as I am sure that they are but a minority feeding off the hysteria they create influencing the massses. Quote:" an who is more unjust than he who forges a lie against GOD or he who gives the lie to HIS(GOD's) communications. surely the unjust will not be successful". Once we unite and do this, our young will have no need to go through this crap influence we see in everyday aspects of our lives for eg, false styled preachers,imams&rabbi's, hate tv programmes, burning of ANY scriptures,religious profiling etc

      stephen scott - 2011-04-06 12:19

      you aint reading your book properly, whether it’s the Quran or the bible, they don’t teach love and tolerance, they teach hate and intolerance, and it ain't even subliminal its, right up front. go stone an old man to death for gathering sticks on a Sunday,

  • reyhana1 - 2011-04-06 12:15

    i dunno whats worse that girl being attacked or the fact that you people dont care because she is mulsim. clearly you lot are ignorant enough to just believe what you hear about muslims on the news.

  • jowza - 2011-04-06 12:27


  • superbollie - 2011-04-06 12:45

    @ Stephen Scott. I checked and all three books and solved the riddle of why the old man was gathering inquisition...a pyre around a burning non believer. Damn they must all be wrong?

  • Naraku - 2011-04-06 13:51

    The boy tormenting the muslim girl is also a muslim.

  • Gemini - 2011-04-06 13:57

    @Judgmental-I think it wld b appropriate 2 educate urself b4 spewin hate & dribble. Islam preaches tolerance-the Quran clearly asks that u respect ur fellow human being & his Religion-In Islam their is no compulsion in Religion.The reason u may feel the Muslims r the most barbaric is due 2 the fact that ANYTHING the Muslims do is reported by the media. No1 reports how the Muslims r being killed by the 100s in places like Kashmir, China etc NOT that the killin of people from other religions is justifiable. BTW the Quran does NOT ask a woman 2 cover her face just that she dress modestly. The reason why u probably did not go 'APE SHIT & RIOT" when a Bible was burnt is bcos we have never done something like that 2 a Bible but SOME Christians have found it quite up their alley 2 burn the Quraan, tear it, Step on it & even go as far as Pi$$ing on it-as an educated person I know that NOT all Christians r 2 blame 4 some ignorant asses & there4 I don't hold it against any1-why can't u do the same? @JAIMO - while I do concede that there r countries where Christians r being persecuted bcos of their religion u need 2 note that this is being done by a minority of people & it is not the government of the country that is persecutin the Christians. We r fully aware of what is going on & we voice our outrage & disgust @ the sensless killings. I'm surprised u think the children uttered idle WORDS when the article states they were arrestd 4 Assualt & attempted robbery.

  • news.moler - 2011-10-08 06:45

    Oh how white people have to pussy foot around a person of any other hue. The authorities will jump on any white person (children's bullying is a fact of life) and prosecute racism to make an example. So bullying, of any sort, is now an offence for which you can be prosecuted?

  • Michael - 2012-06-22 13:09

    this is but one highlited casr agianst MUSLIMS waht about all the christain slayings in Nigerian and other regions and gang rapes across europe all fuelled by this idealogical war-horse called Isalm....they are the most intolerant religion in the world...the editors must be a muslim....Vile intoerlance...

  • Bram - 2012-06-22 14:06

    Put them away! But where do they get these attitudes from? HAS to be the parents!

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