14 Year-Old Arrested for Hate Crime Assault on Muslim – Admits to ‘Knockout Game’ Attack
A 14 year-old boy was arrested for attacking Mohamed Rasheed Khan near a mosque in Hollis on June 1.
The boy told police they were “playing” the knockout game.
CAIR called on the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to investigate a possible bias motive for the brutal attack.
The New York Daily News reported:
A 14-year-old boy arrested for a hate crime assault on a Muslim man told police he and his friends were playing the vicious “knockout game,” cops said on Monday.
The teen, whose name was withheld because of his age, was arrested for attacking Mohamed Rasheed Khan, 59, with two friends as the man left his Jamaica Ave. mosque near 205th St. in Hollis on June 1.
The boy admitted to investigators that one of his friends suggested they play the “knockout game” — a barbaric practice of trying to knock a random person unconscious with one punch, police said.
That’s when the trio spotted Khan on his bicycle riding away from the Center for Islamic Studies.