Muslim Man Attacked in Bronx While Walking Niece Home From School

NEW YORK (AP) -

A Muslim man attacked while walking his 9-year-old niece home from school said he was knocked unconscious on the sidewalk while the scared little girl wept.

Bangladesh native Mujibur Rahman said he was near the Bronx school at about 5:30 p.m. Friday when he was jumped from behind. The attackers yelled “ISIS, ISIS” while beating him, he told the New York Post. He said he didn’t even understand what they were talking about.

Good Samaritans ran over to help him and called police. Rahaman said he was wearing traditional Islamic clothing when attacked and believes that’s why he was targeted.

The New York Police Department’s hate crimes unit is investigating the case. No arrests have been made.