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New York Jewish Bookstore Manager Beaten by Self-Declared Muslim Yelling ‘F*** You Jews’

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The Jewish manager of West Side Judaica was beaten in front of the store on Monday afternoon. Photo: Walkertwo NYC, Goggle Plus.

The Jewish manager of West Side Judaica was beaten in front of the store on Monday afternoon. Photo: Walkertwo NYC, Google Plus.

The manager of a Jewish bookstore on the Upper West Side of Manhattan was beaten up Monday afternoon by a self-declared Muslim man who threatened to kill him, New York Police Department officials told Jewish politics blog JP Updates.

Brooklyn native Salmon Salczer, 52, was inside West Side Judaica, when he saw a man pacing outside and peering into the store’s window. When Salczer approached the man to see what he wanted, the suspect punched him in the face repeatedly, while yelling, “F*** you Jews. I’ll kill you; I’m a Muslim.”

According to JP Updates, Salczer said he feared the attacker would strike him with a metal razer scooter he was holding. The suspect is believed to have later used the scooter to flee the scene. According to police, he is still on the loose.

Salczer called authorities and filed a police report. Detectives from the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force are now investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Authorities described the suspect as a 5’10” dark-skinned male in his 20s. He was wearing a red jacket and blue jeans at the time of the assault.

In a statement to the press, Councilman Mark Levine, chairman of the NYC Jewish Caucus, said the incident serves as a “stark reminder that no neighborhood in New York City is immune from the mounting threat of antisemitic attacks.” He said Monday’s attack and every other hate crime must be “denounced in the strongest terms.”

NYC Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal said in a statement: “While it is rare for the UWS to experience hate crimes, we must be vigilant at all times. I want to thank our 24th precinct for their rapid response… Antisemitic attacks — or any other hate crime — must be stopped.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or submit their tips at the Crime Stoppers website.

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  • no city in the world, is immune to these attrocities.

  • Was this Muslim oppressed, sarcasm on. It’s a religion of “my way’ or no way. Hate has warped his mind and millions just like him. There’s approximately 1.7 Billion Arab/Muslims

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  • Barbara

    This is why we don’t need more Muslims in this country. Religion of peace – ha. And the police should have picked the man up by now. Hate crimes against jews are rarely pursued.

    • Paul Saunders

      I agree idiots like this are not needed in any country. Rule is adapt or get out follow the laws and customs of that country without getting into trouble if so be sent back to where ever you came from. I will not tolerate this or any other stupid fighting.. Peace= Shalom all . May that guy who did this learn the lesson the hard way and not no slap on the wrist.

  • Shoshana

    Another vicious beating of an innocent person.
    Please don’t blame the victim, a working man-
    Only the criminal is at fault. Praying for a speedy
    and complete recovery!!!

  • Simon

    Should come back strong
    People should’ve of listened to Rabbi Kahane

  • Leroy J. Padmore

    (1) According to jer 31:31-37, there is a day coming for Israel national repentence, The New Covenant was made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not to the Church.we have to establish this fact.Rom 11:7-8,it is God that gave Israel the spirit of slumberness and blindness, verse 11, it is because of their rejection of Jesus Christ,Salvation has come to the gentles to provoke them to jealousy, Rom 11:10-23,say we were grafted into their Covenant, verse 25 (read) God is awaiting the last gentle to be save, then He will remove the blindness, Thank God lot of Jews today accepting Jesus Christ. Jer 31:35-37 (read) in verse 35, God show the Jews hater how to destroy the Jewish nation, I want for the reader to see something here, God is telling the Jews hater,if you can destroy the sun, moon, and sea, then you can destroy Israel. If these ordinances can depart from before him (God) then the seed of Israel the (Jews) shall also cease from been a nation before him.There is no country on this earth that will ever remove Israel from their land.This is Covenant matter my people.God is saying if you can destroy the sun, moon, and sea, then you can destroy Israel. You want to destroy Israel, you have to destroy these ordinances.ISRAEL IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. ISRAEL IS HERE TO STAY.SHALOM JERUSALEM

  • Leydeen

    No way!, the religion of peace??? But Obama says they are peaceful ?

    • Jamie

      Yeah but Obama is a cunt and a Muzzi

  • a yid

    ayayay, the guy should not have gone outside! he should have called police. may he have a complete recovery; may the bastard be caught and deported; may the store owner carry a concealed weapon to protect. this is terrible

  • Peter

    A prime example of why Concealed carry and private ownership of handguns, is necessary, even in a ‘civilized’ place like Manhattan?

  • Salomon S M

    Well, your fellow american jews voted in someone that is proud of his islamic roots and supports the chiites thugs…

  • David Levavi

    West Side Judaica is in the Twentieth precinct not the Twenty-fourth. Not that it much matters. The cops are lazy time-servers and can’t be counted on. Even if their minds were on their work their sympathies lie elsewhere. Recall that the NYPD stood down for three days during the Crown Heights riots leaving Jewish families helpless before Al Sharpton and the black mob. Was the assailant Arab or African American? Did he have a middle Eastern accent? Supply a better description and perhaps some of us living here on the UWS can spot this scooter riding Muslim and straighten him out in a way the cops and the courts never will.