By Christina Carrega
A homophobic Manhattan man faces up to 15 years in prison for attacking a woman and causing her to fracture her spine aboard an E train traveling through Forest Hills.
Allasheed Allah's intolerance for the LGBTQ community pushed him over the edge on Nov. 20 when he saw 20-year-old Avneet Kaur kiss another woman in front of him on a rush hour train approaching the Forest Hills/71st Avenue Station, prosecutors said.
Allah, 54, admitted that he told Kaur “not to kiss her again in front of me because she was disrespecting me with all that gay [expletive] she been doing.”
When Kaur and the other woman attempted to get away from Allah on the Manhattan-bound train, he took his hate-filled opinion to another level.
“I stood up and told her ‘kiss her again you dyke [expletive] and watch what happens.’ I pushed the girl, she turned around and then she fell,” Allah allegedly said.
Kaur hit her head and neck before falling to the floor. She was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for a fractured spine.
“Queens County is the most diverse county in the nation. It is home to many races, nationalities and sexual orientations. Crimes motivated by bias —particularly those involving violence — will never be tolerated in this county,” said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown in a statement.
Allah was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court late Thursday night on charges of second- and third-degree assault as a hate crime and second-degree aggravated harassment. He is held on $150,000 bond.
He is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 27. If convicted, Allah faces three and one-half to 15 years in prison.