Only in America

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Dec 17, 2007 11:26 AM
And, more specifically, New York City.

A Muslim college student jumps in to defend a group of Jewish students in a dust-up with a group of Christians. And, I quote: "The altercation erupted when Adler and his friends said "Happy Chanukah" to a group yelling "Merry Christmas" on the Brooklyn-bound train."

The 10 aggressive Christmas greeters are pleading not guilty to assault. Twenty-year-old Hassan Askari helped fend them off long enough for one of the four Jewish kids to pull an emergency brake and call police.
"I did what I thought was right," said Askari, a student at Berkeley College in Manhattan, who was allegedly punched and beaten. "I did the best that I could to help."
Well done, kid. Does this mean the War on Christmas could bring peace to the Middle East?