If it's not a drunken man allegedly stabbing a cabbie because he's Muslim, then it's a drunken man entering a Queens mosque and urinating on its prayer rugs. Last night, at the Al-Iman Mosque on Steinway Street, an apparently intoxicated man stormed in and "shouted anti-Muslim slurs as he urinated on prayer rugs," the Post reports. Naturally, that interrupted the evening prayers.
According to witnesses, Omar Rivera was shouting slurs and calling the worshippers "terrorists." One told the Post, "He stuck up his middle finger and cursed at everyone... No one can pray now because the rugs are completely soiled. It was disgusting... He calls us terrorists, yet he comes into our mosque and terrorizes other people... This is a true hate crime."
Rivera was eventually subdued and held in a back room until police arrived. He was charged with criminal trespass.