Shocking Video Shows Customer Slapping Muslim Employee, Smashing Glass

by
Priyanka Prasad
Citizens continue to ride the wave of Islamophobia -- a man bought a slice of pizza from workers before beginning a diatribe against Muslims, eventually slapping a Muslim employee and throwing a chair at the restaurant's glass partition.

The hatred and bigotry toward Muslims continues, only fueled by comments from fear-mongers such as Trump. The New York Daily News released a video showing an outrageous encounter at a Herald Square restaurant in Manhattan.

Salt & Pepper employs workers who are of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi descent. They served 26-year-old Robert Murino a slice of pizza before he began a tirade against Muslims, asking the workers if they were Muslims. He allegedly questioned, “How do you feel about ISIS?”

One of the workers, 34-year-old Tamir Mahood, attempted to diffuse the situation, but this only infuriated Murino, who slapped him.

According to Lina Parvin, an employee of two years, Murino appeared to be inebriated and began yelling, “’Why don't you tell me your religion?' [Mahood] kept saying, 'I don't know, I don't know!' The guy then starts yelling, 'Muslim mother f------!'”

Murino was escorted out of the premises, only to come back later, take a chair, and throw it onto the glass partitions on the food counter. He was arrested and his bail was set for $10,000; he has had one prior arrest for disorderly conduct.

Incidents such as these demonstrate the truly troubling climate of intolerance that is permeating society, unfortunately driven by our ostensible leaders and politicians

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