And if the closest victim wears a yarmulke, one supposes that doesn’t make it a hate crime. Maybe just convenient. Or, maybe, it’s killing two birds with one stone. From Saturday’s NY Daily News:

Brooklyn teens held in on $25G bail for Midwood assault (Jan. 2, 2016)

Two teenage terrors nabbed for pummeling a man in Brooklyn were each ordered held on $25,000 bail Saturday, prosecutors said.

Baskim Huseinovic, 19, and Eldin Sabovic, 17, are facing robbery, assault and menacing charges for the early Monday attack on Avenue M in Midwood, officials said.

The two suspects, who live just a few blocks from where the beating took place, left their 55-year-old victim bloody, brutalized and needing 70 stitches to close a massive gash in his forehead, cops said.

The duo hit victim Eli Weinstein from behind, causing him to fall forward and smack his head against the pavement during the 12:45 a.m. assault, prosecutors said. They then went through his pockets, taking his cell phone and wallet.

Weinstein was treated at Maimonides Medical Center.


Victim Eli Weinstein (l.) — speaking here with Assemblyman Dov Hikind (r.) — needed 70 stitches from the assault.

Huseinovic and Sabovic were identified with the help of surveillance video that captured the vicious assault, cops said.

Meanwhile, the U.S., still happy with these 1990s Muslim “refugee” imports, has — as we know — doubled down to try the Syrian version.