Canadian Muslim gets jail for attacking Jew


A Muslim man who attacked a Jewish girl and her friends has been handed a one-year jail sentence from a Canadian court.


Mustafa Taj will also serve a year of probation, ruled provincial court Judge Bill Cummings, according to the Calgary Sun.


The judge ruled the assault was a hate crime.


Taj, 21, was convicted in May of attacking four Calgary teenagers in November, 2006 as they waited for a train. He slapped and pulled the hair of Nichola Cordato, who identified herself as Jewish, after saying “I’m Muslim and hate Jews.” When friends attempted to intervene, he punched them in the face and kicked one in the stomach and ribs. He threw another friend on to the train tracks.


Taj previously had assaulted a black man, after swearing at him for being Sudanese and African.


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