Teens attack Sikh man, call him ‘Osama Bin Laden’ in Roosevelt Island hate crime

A Sikh man was called “Osama Bin Laden” and assaulted during a hate crime on Roosevelt Island – the second attack against a member of the religion in recent weeks, authorities said Friday.

The victim, 34, said he and his mother were nearing his car on Main St. at 8:15 p.m. Thursday when a group of teens ran up and started yelling at them, calling the woman “a b—- with facial hair.” They then punched the man in the face and in the back of the neck, leaving him with minor injuries.

New York Daily News, 9 August 2014