Man Who Attacked Hijab-Wearing Woman In Times Square Released With Just A Ticket

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Atef Sabry Abu El Enin in Times Square on Saturday
Rachel Gunnoe, a stay-at-home mom from New Jersey, was in a Times Square on Saturday, taking part in a demonstration against the military coup in Egypt, when she was accosted by a man who grabbed her protest sign, threw it in her face, and called her a "fucking terrorist."

Her assailant, identified by the NYPD as Atef Sabry Abu El Enin, 33, of Washington D.C., was quickly restrained by officers but, the Voice has learned, he was not charged with assault.

Instead, he was taken to a local precinct where he was given a ticket for disorderly conduct and dismissed. But he may face more charges soon--the NYPD confirms the attack is being investigated as "a possible bias incident."

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Gunnoe tells the Voice she has been speaking with a detective from the NYPD's hate crimes division who is investigating the attack.

"I feel like the officers who arrested him and the precinct that he was in, the supervisor, I think that they dropped the ball but," Gunnoe says. But she adds the detective who is handling the case now, "he's doing what should have been done last Saturday."



On Saturday, Detective Ort of the NYPD confirms to the Voice, El Enin "was issued a summons for disorderly conduct," and released from custody.

But a new case has been opened. "We're investigating it to determine whether it was a bias incident," she says. "It involves interviewing people." The investigation may be hampered by the fact that El Enin lives outside of New York state, in Washington D.C.

Some accounts of the incident that surfaced after the attack suggest that El Enin was a supporter of Egyptian General el-Sisi.

The NYPD could not confirm those reports. Detective Ort would only say the investigation "is ongoing."

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zisskhan
zisskhan

In my opinion cops did excellent job in controlling the situation. If they wouldn't have intervened at the right time. Thing could have turned much worse. By the way, I am a Muslim.

rhondamerrick
rhondamerrick

It's not the fault of the cops on the street, they were all over that immediately and managed to keep the peace. It's the bureaucrats as usual.

bcmugger
bcmugger

No need for a hijab in America.

xhawk2
xhawk2

As usual, the apologists for Hamas-CAIR are whining.

mjhellund1
mjhellund1

I'd like to volunteer to beat this guy around the head and face. And some cops' heads should roll.

Alpa Gautam Hunt
Alpa Gautam Hunt

Hope the perp isn't a New Yorker. It would be shameful to us NY'ers if he is.

sama_rizwan
sama_rizwan

Just because one is Egyptian doesn't mean they are Muslim....

xhawk2
xhawk2

@mjhellund1 You're worried over a shove? Where are you CAIR apologists when Muslims attack a mall and kill for not reciting the Koran?

JackForeigner
JackForeigner

@Alpa Gautam Hunt Nah, more New Yorkers should be like him WRT Muslim terrorism.

JackForeigner
JackForeigner

@sama_rizwan People are so stupid, aren't they?  Liberal or conservative, it's a sign of the times that folks are just so clueless as to even the most basic facts of the world.

pablogonzales15
pablogonzales15

u @19CL67 @CAIRNational 

Yes Because religious sects and groups always get along so well like  the Church of England and Catholic got along so well for the past 100 years and used by _____ groups to create religious tensions   . Why would  muslims attack muslims here in America .  Love how you bigots refuse to accept that hate crimes against Muslims do happen

srizki
srizki

@19CL67 @CAIRNational 

That is not right, in Pakistan, they HATE each other, because of their, political party affiliate, because of their race, (pashtun, sindhi, punjabi, baloch and muhajir etc.)

they just hate other person for just anything.


tessastuart
tessastuart

@Shanfaraa The police could not say. His name is Atef Sabry Abu El Enin—is it an Egyptian name?

JackForeigner
JackForeigner

@Gloria Garcia Hope the guy gets off.  It's just one sign toss and Freedom of Speech!

JackForeigner
JackForeigner

@AWiseLatina @DebbiAlmontaser @villagevoice You dummies think just 'cause someone YOU identify as part of some group doesn't think like the rest of the group (as YOU imagine the group to think) makes the person "self-hating"????


Please ask for a refund from your university for the sham ethnic studies degree they sold your dumbass!!  If you're a "wise latinazz" then it's no wonder we got that Bronx affirmative action hire on the Supreme Court!!

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