A Muslim cab driver was questioned by New York City police after he allegedly attacked a Jewish passenger.
The complainant, businessman Moshe Indig, told Arutz Sheva Sunday: "I took a cab from Manhattan to Brooklyn yesterday at 8 PM. I asked the driver to make a phone call. He refused but then relented and put the call on the speaker. When he saw that I was speaking Hebrew, he said: 'I hate the people and the language you are speaking. If I had known that you were a Jew, I would not have given you the call."
"When he dropped me off in Brooklyn I started walking and suddenly he got out of the vehicle and ran toward me and started punching me in the head. I was immediately concerned that he might have a knife or some other weapon, so I hit him forcefully. He grabbed my kippah and my cellphone and ran away."
Indig tried to grab back his belongings but the driver drove off and Indig fell from the car and was hurt. He later filed a police complaint. The cabbie was summoned to questioning and will probably be charged with a hate crime within the next few days.
"I was lucky," Indig summed up. "If he had had a knife, there is no doubt that he would have killed me. His eyes were full of hatred. He turned from a cab driver to a terrorist."