2 People Subjected to Violent, Anti-Muslim Attacks

Speculation about the backgrounds of those behind the bombings prompted at least two violent attacks. In the Massachusetts city of Malden, a Palestinian woman says she was assaulted and harassed Wednesday while walking with her infant daughter. Heba Abolaban told the Malden Patch a man punched her shoulder and launched into a profanity-laced tirade against Muslims, saying: "You are terrorists! I hate you! You are involved in the Boston explosions!" Meanwhile, a Bangladeshi man told the New York Post he was brutally beaten just hours after Monday’s bombings by a group of men who called him an "F-ing Arab" at a restaurant in the Bronx. Abdullah Faruque said his shoulder was dislocated in the attack.

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