Hassan Askari, a Muslim New York City resident, came to to the aid of a group of Jewish subway riders during an anti-Semitic attack. In our opinion, he is a shining example of a hero in the fight against intolerance.
Watch this profile of Hassan by Heroes Among Us and browse the articles below for more information.
[From Heroes Among Us]
Muslim hero breaks up train beating
The New York Daily News, 12/12/2007
The Good Samaritan who tried to stop the Christmas-versus-Chanukah subway beating has two black eyes and a sore nose – but no regrets.
“I did what I thought was right,” said Hassan Askari, 20. “I did the best that I could to help[…]
NYC hails Muslim ‘Good Samaritan’
A Muslim Bangladeshi student is to be honoured by the mayor of New York on Wednesday for helping three Jewish people who were being beaten up[…]
ADL Honors Hanukkah Subway Hero Hassan Askari
New York, NY, December 19, 2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today recognized a Muslim student who came to the aid of several young adults physically assaulted in an anti-Semitic attack while riding the New York City subway. In recognition of Hassan Askari’s courage in standing up to the hate, bigotry and violence he witnessed, ADL established the Stand-Up New Yorker Award, and made Mr. Askari its inaugural recipient[…]