A retired FDNY lieutenant was arrested for calling a Muslim Queens man a “terrorist” and spitting on him as they argued on an Astoria street last summer, said a spokeswoman for DA Richard Brown.
Former firefighter Gerald Duffy allegedly blew his stack after he rolled through a stop sign at 25th Avenue and 41st Street the afternoon of Aug. 7 and nearly ran into Toufik Sadouki, who was walking to afternoon prayer, cops said. “What’s your problem? Don’t you stop at the stop sign?” Sadouki shouted at Duffy, who then allegedly unleashed a litany of bigoted slurs at the man.
“I don’t have to stop for you, you f- – -ing terrorist,” Duffy told the cabdriver, who was wearing religious garb, according to court papers. “You’re Taliban,” he snarled at the bearded man who emigrated from Algeria 20 years ago. Duffy, 46, then allegedly got out of his car, spit on Sadouki and pushed him.