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January 8, 2017 8:20 am

Muslim Teen Honored by Community, Religious Leaders for Chasing Attacker of Jewish Woman on New York City Subway

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Ahmed Khalifa, center. Photo: Screenshot.

Ahmed Khalifa, center, with members of his community and Jewish and Muslim leaders. Photo: Screenshot.

A Muslim teenager from Brooklyn was honored by political, community and religious leaders on Friday for assisting in the arrest of a man who attacked a Jewish woman last week on a train, NBC New York reported.

Ahmed Khalifa, 17, was presented by Jewish Assemblyman Dov Hikind with a legislative citation and a new laptop, donated by a local business, to use when he starts college in the fall.

Hikind tweeted that he was “proud of [Khalifa’s] noble and heroic act.” He also expressed hope that others will follow the teen’s example in similar situations, because “hate is unacceptable under any circumstances.”

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Khalifa chased Rayvon Jones, 31, after he punched an Orthodox Jewish woman on Brooklyn’s Q train on Dec. 28 and fled. A member of the Jewish neighborhood patrol group Shomrim joined Khalifa in tracking down Jones, whom they saw boarding a bus nearby. Khalifa called 911 and, along with Shomrim volunteers, followed the bus until police arrived and apprehended the assailant.

The victim was treated at Methodist Hospital for bruises and a cut lip. Her attacker was charged with assault.

Khalifa said he does not consider himself a hero, as his behavior under the circumstances was “something everyone should do.”

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