Charged with a hate crime, a 12 year old Muslim boy is incarcerated for attacking a 13 year old Muslim girl and pulling off her hijab, Muslim headscarf. An Islamophobic Muslim boy or just a male Muslim acting normal toward females? How can it be a hate crime when it is Muslim-on-Muslim? But wait! There's much more to the hate crime story. The prosecutor called Osman Daramy a 'pre-teen terror' who needed to be remanded because of his history. I agree.
Osman Daramy attacked the female student outside the Berta Dreyfus Intermediate School in Stapleton about 1 p.m., the sources said.Osman allegedly punched and kicked the girl before trying to grab the scarf wrapped around her head, sources said. He was unable to remove the hijab during the tussle.
[...] He was in trouble on Monday after he cut a chunk of hair off another female classmate's head, sources said. (NYDailyNews.com)
Osman [Daramay] was brought in wearing handcuffs around his tiny wrists. His eyes were red and teary and the boy began to cry once the judge walked into the room.
The prosecutor, Teresa Wilson, argued for remand, saying “the defendant is a public safety risk” and was likely to engage in future acts of delinquency, based on his recent record.
That recent record included an unspecified robbery in which physical force was used that took place on Feb. 3.
He was also cited for three school suspensions, one as early as March 10.
The judge remanded the boy and set an April 5 date for the next hearing.
Osman, who has a history of disciplinary problems at the school, yesterday allegedly began assaulting the Muslim girl just outside the school building with a 13-year-old female accomplice, and tried to rip off the victim’s hijab headdress covering her hair while yelling, “Are you a Muslim?” authorities said.
The girl suffered bruises and a cut lip. (NY Post)
I've never been in favor of hate crimes, a crime should be a crime, it should be prosecuted as such and punished as such, the motivation is irrelevant.
But Wait! The father says the attacker, Osman, is the victim, he's just an African boy.
[Frank] Davies (the boy's father) - "How could a Muslim have another hate crime against another Muslim?" Davies asked. "(Osman) is a Muslim...He's just a regular African kid. That's why they are out to get him. He's a victim," Davies, 32, added. He bought a plane ticket for his son to live with relatives in Sierra Leone (Africa) to escape the abuse he receives in school. The dad said he bought the ticket before his son's arrest. "They treat the African kids different," said Davies, flashing the April 17 ticket to Freetown. "Other kids mock him and the teacher never stuck up for him...I need to get him out of this country." (NYDailyNews.com)
This is part of the problem. People use victim status to explain criminal acts. This kid, with his history, obviously needs to be examined and kept from really injuring or killing someone. Also why are Muslim girls wearing a hijab in an American school? Assimilate! If France can ban them then we should too. And whoever started this 'hate crime' craziness needs his head examined.
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