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  1. RayJacksonMS says

    Not bizarre at all. Those cultists are the ones harassing little girls in Israel as they walk to school, screaming whore at them because they think their school uniforms are too revealing. They terrorize a lot of people around the world and they have taken over parts of New York like street gangs.

  2. Sean says

    The barbaric experience brought to you be the encouragement of blood thirsty hate mongers such as Tony Perkins, Bryan Fischer, Brian Brown and the rest of the grotesque pieces of trash that belong to Anti-gay Inc. Hitler would be so proud of these particular rabid animalistic/barbaric Hasidic Jews.

  3. Joey Y says

    Oh please. Look at the trashy anti-Semitism in these comments. Haven’t you learned by now to wait for the full story? You would think the lesbian waitress fiasco that was revealed to be a hoax just LAST WEEK would be enough to teach you people to wait until you know the whole story. I find it very hard to believe that a drunk, belligerent guy just happened to be randomly assaulted like this and that was all there is to it, and I personally refuse to believe that there was NOTHING more to it simply because we’re both gay.

  4. AJD says

    I agree with Joey Y. It is true that Hasids tend to be super-homophobic, but they also tend to keep to themselves, at least here in NYC. It would be better to wait until the whole story comes out before jumping to conclusions. Even if the victim couldn’t remember anything, and he may have blacked out and made some remark that set them off or something.

  5. Fenrox says

    @Joey, are you at all familiar with the Hassidic community in Brooklyn? They have a laundry list of problems coming out and all are obscured by dogmatic neighborhood practices. That girl who was raped, then shamed and beaten for reporting the rape, by her neighbors? That Rabbi guy who tried to bring a rapist to light and got acid splashed in his face? The girls who have been pelted with rocks for biking around the area?

    Sure there are great things that happen there too and nobody is saying all Hassidic or Jewish people are like that. The BK scene is akin to a ghetto and like ghettos, there is an underbelly that will never be totally exposed. The neighborhood shouldn’t be condemned for the actions of a few but it is naive to think that everything there is perfect and fine.

    Also nice victim blaming, how dare he be drunk when he gets attacked in a hate crime, I GUESS HE WAS ASKING FOR IT RIGHT? Your comment is the worst, you even say you personally have decided not to believe aspects of the story, YOU WOULD MAKE A GREAT DETECTIVE.

  6. Derrick from Philly says

    I hope Mr Patterson recovers quickly. I hope even more that there was no damage to his eye.

    If Mr Patterson was noticeably intoxicated it shouldn’t have taken a group of men to subdue him (or knock him down). It was a gang attack and beating– meant to cause physical damage. I’ve been through that.

  7. SpaceCadet says

    Never ever walk home alone late at night. While no one ever asks to be beaten, mugged, raped, or murdered, to do other than what I suggested is not being very smart.

  8. Tyler says

    Hey Rick, everyone knows the real LittleKiwi would not find anything about this story funny. As our resident bigoted troll, you seem incapable of subtly stealing other commenters names and posting unkind things using them.

    If you’re going to troll, at least troll well. Or perhaps don’t bother. Or, even better, screw off!

  9. Tyler says

    Hey Rick, everyone knows the real LittleKiwi would not find anything about this story funny. As our resident bigoted troll, you seem incapable of subtly stealing other commenters names and posting unkind things using them.

    If you’re going to troll, at least troll well. Or perhaps don’t bother. Or, even better, screw off!

  10. jamal49 says

    Hasidic vigilantism is nothing new in NYC. It has occurred in Brooklyn frequently, Hasidics against random Black men and a few women. Been going on since at least the late 1970’s and virtually ignored by NYPD or dismissed by them without much investigation. One hopes that if this story is true, and it seems to be, then the NYPD go into the Hasidic stronghold, find those gang members, arrest then prosecute them.

  11. JackFknTwist says

    I recall seeing a gang of Hasidics with banners saying “God sent AIDS to punish gays”.
    That was years ago.
    I made my mind up about them then.
    No reason to change my mind here.
    Hate is their currency.

  12. Derrick From Philly says

    Like I was saying before I was rudely interrupted by Mr. AutoCensor….

    D@mn. This is like a game of rock-paper-scissors. Black beats Jew. Jew beats Gay. And Wh¡tey kicks everyone’s @.$.$.

  13. Derrick from Philly says

    Rick,

    you are ridiculously out of control today.

    I would never want to post a comment under your name. You’ve got me where I can’t stand the name Rick.

    In fact, you may be stopping me from having my first romance (or just sex) in almost 8 years. There’s a guy that kinda’…well, maybe he likes me. But his name is Rick. I cringe everytime I think of his name. I’m going to email him today and ask him if he’ll allow me to call him Richard. THat’ll help.

  14. Ytr says

    @Derrick

    There’s no doubt something criminal occurred, but yes, waiting for facts is the logical thing to do. lol ffs.

    Are you Black or ghetto Black btw?

    I’m just kidding !! <3

  15. Bill says

    @Oliver: it is not that surprising at all: they have problems in Israel with ultra-orthodox Jews acting out whenever they see something they don’t like. There are apparently warning signs in Jerusalem around specific neighborhoods, lest an unsuspecting and not-modestly-dressed-enough tourist wanders in. This video clip shows an example of what can happen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoXAjrevbyI (it is from a bad movie and the actor in question was undoubtedly trying to provoke a response, which the locals gladly provided).

    Whether this attitude towards gays is representative of Hasidic Jews in general, a subset of them, or a different ultra-orthodox sect that dresses similarly, is something I could easily have bit scrambled. If anyone knows the actual classification, please post a comment.

  16. Tyler says

    Enchantra, known Rick alias: you already called this hilarious under LittleKiwi’s name on the previous comments page. You’re the most inept troll I’ve ended encountered.

    Rick, you’re almost incomprehensibly pathetic. And that’s straight from the heart, buddy. Oh, sorry, I see you want to be called enchantra today.

  17. Tyler says

    Enchantra, known Rick alias: you already called this hilarious under LittleKiwi’s name on the previous comments page. You’re the most inept troll I’ve ended encountered.

    Rick, you’re almost incomprehensibly pathetic. And that’s straight from the heart, buddy. Oh, sorry, I see you want to be called enchantra today.

  18. lee says

    Are you Black or ghetto Black btw? I’m Just kidding !! remark by YTR just reinforces the pathetic image of gay white males. You talk about equality and discrimination and yet are more bigoted than the general population.

  19. Jacob says

    LOL this is basically propaganda. someone within the jesse Jackson camp realized the knock out games makes black youth look bad so VOILA. and they get to throw jews under the bus too.

  20. Fenrox says

    Hmm, I guess it was premature to call Joey out on saying this was anti-Semitic, OF COURSE it would get here, that was a bumble on my part.

    @lee and @Derrick, DEAD ON, that is the heart of the matter.

  21. Derrick from Philly says

    “…so VOILA. and they get to throw jews under the bus too.”

    Well, JACOB, I’m am not an anti-Semitic, and I’ve defended Jewish people against anti-Jew Blacks, BUT, with that above statement you’ve opened up the perfect punch line. Please understand that I’m an amateur comedian on this blog.

    OK, here it goes:

    You can’t throw the Jews under the bus–’cause they OWN them.

  22. Edgar Carpenter says

    I’ve worked with some really decent, good hearted Hasidic (or Haredi) men and women over the years, so I know that the community is varied – and not all members are anti-gay – but yes, a minority of the super-religious among them are prone to violence against anyone they think is not following their theology strictly enough, very much like the religious police in Saudi Arabia.

    The leadership of a couple of the Hassidic sects have bought off the Broolkyn DA, too, with money and votes, so well-connected Hasidim are rarely indited for the crimes they commit.

    If you’re curious about the scandals rocking the Hassidic community in addition to this attack, try http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/

  23. Just_a_guy says

    I want all the facts here, but I’m also outraged. There’s no way this man deserved this brutality.

    I’m also really disappointed to hear about this behavior from Hasidic Jews. Virtually all Jewish folk I’ve known over the years have been wonderful. The only time I’ve seen hordes of hacidics in the street was on Saturdays in l.a. Granted, I don’t know anything about gangs of young hacidic men in NYC.

    My prayers for Taj Patterson and his loved ones.

  24. 1♥ says

    @Lee
    “You talk about equality and discrimination and yet are more bigoted than the general population.”

    Since your comment is itself bigoted you need to hold that bigot mirror up to yourself.

  25. Mike says

    The Hasids are nothing more than Muslims with uglier hair styles and more unkempt beards. They go around beating people who aren’t “modest” enough to their liking – including Christian women on bikes. They are anti-Christian (anti-gentile in general). No wonder they’ve been kicked out of nearly every nation under the sun. They never change.

  26. Badaboo says

    I think there is more to this story than meets the eye . 4:30 AM ? A group of Hasidic Jews attacking for no apparent reason ? The victim drunk and uncooperative with the police ?

    Nnnnnaaaaaa, I don’t buy it .

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