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Hate crime against Muslims

January 06, 2013

RECENTLY, a woman pushed a man off a subway platform in New York which results in the death of a 46-year-old man. The accused woman is now arrested by New York police. The 31-year-old woman is identified as Erika Menendez and she have stated that she did so because she hated Hindus and Muslims.

She added that she hated Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they (Hindus and Muslims) put down the twin towers.

The woman has also been quoted as saying that she has been beating Hindus and Muslims since 2001. The victim was Sunando Sen, who was born in India and used to run a printing shop.

This also shows that the US government has failed in protecting common people’s lives. This is the second incident that someone had been pushed to his death at a New York City subway station. A few ago, 26 people, including 20 innocent children, were killed by a 20-year-old man in Newtown, Connecticut. The unfortunate incident also highlights the law and order situation in the US.

On many occasions, the US has termed various countries not safe for its citizens but the incidents which have occurred in the US in the past few months show that even the US has failed to maintain law and order on its own soil.

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD Karachi