Bigot attacks Jewish Mom, Daughter He Mistook for Muslims in NYC

2017-09-15T13:07:29+00:00September 15th, 2017|Categories: HUB-Posts, National & Local News|Tags: |

An Orthodox Jewish woman and her daughter were beaten up at a Queens subway station by a drunk who mistook them for Muslims, police sources said Thursday.

“Get out of my country, you dirty Muslim!” Dimitrious Zias, 40, allegedly ranted during the attack at the 67th Ave. R line stop in Rego Park at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The women were leaving the station and headed up the stairs, when Zias, who had been drinking, came up behind them, sources said.

The mother waved him along, at which point he allegedly derided her as a “dirty Muslim.”

He allegedly punched the 57-year-old mother, and socked her daughter, 37, in the face.

The daughter told the News her lupus was aggravated by the assault. She said she and her mom were likely mistaken for Muslim because her mother wears a headdress to adhere to her Orthodox faith.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/bigot-attacks-jewish-mom-daughter-mistook-muslims-nyc-article-1.3495756