10-Year Old Booted From Bus For Speaking Arabic
Via TYT (TheYoungTurks)
“A new lawsuit filed Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court charges that a 10-year-old Brooklyn boy was called a “terrorist” and banned from boarding a bus when he recited a Muslim prayer in Arabic after losing his MetroCard. According to the family’s lawyer, Hyder Naqvi, the boy was trying to board a bus home from school in Sheepshead Bay in October 2012 when he realized he’d lost his MetroCard. He recited the following prayer in Arabic as he searched for, and found, his card: “I stand in the name of God the most merciful, the most beneficent.” After hearing him do so, the driver became angry, called the boy a “terrorist,” and slammed the door shut…”.* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur break it down on The Young Turks.
*Read more here from LACEY DONOHUE / Gawker: http://gawker.com/mta-bus-driver-bans-10-year-old-boy-from-bus-for-speaki-1453804519