Boro Park Attacker Now Charged With Hate Crime For Vicious Beating of Hasidic Jew

The Muslim suspect who beat an elderly Hasidic Jewish man in Boro Park on Sunday has now been charged with a hate crime.

Sources confirmed to YWN that the Brooklyn Distric Attorney upgraded the charges on Friday afternoon.

Farrukh Afzal, 37, of Staten Island, has 8 prior arrests.

As reported on YWN, Afzal reportedly shouted “Allah, Allah”, said he wanted to “kill all Jews” and made references to ‘Israel’ while viciously beating 62-year-old R’ Lipa Schwartz on Sunday.