NEW YORK (VINnews) — The man who was arrested for savagely beating a Jewish man in Midtown last week is showing no remorse for his actions.
In fact, he would do it again given the chance.
23-year-old Waseem Awawdeh of Bay Ridge was arrested on Friday for the beating of 29-year-old Joseph Borgen, and charged with assault as a hate crime, gang assault, menacing, aggravated assault as a hate crime and criminal possession of a hate crime.
In the attack, Borgen was kicked and struck repeatedly by at least six people after being knocked to the ground in middle of Broadway. The New York Post reported that Borgen suffered a concussion, a black eye and sustained bruises all over his body.
Awawdeh’s bail was set at $10,000.
According to a prosecutor at the arraignment, Awawdeh told one of his jailers “If I could do it again, I would do it again. I have no problem doing it again.”
The Manhattan assistant district attorney added that the case is being investigated as a hate crime, noting that Awawdeh called Borgen a “dirty Jew” and said, “[expletive] Israel, Hamas is going to kill all of you.”
The NYPD has released an image of more suspects being sought in the case.