I wrote about this story back in March. It’s been mostly ignored since then.
Izmir Koch, an Ahiska Turkish migrant who had already been in trouble with the law, allegedly demanded to know if there were any Jews around. A man who been at the restaurant replied that he was Jewish. Izmir punched him in the head, and then kicked him while he lay on the ground.
The victim, who wasn’t actually Jewish, suffered bruised ribs and a fractured eye socket.
Izmir, Boris and Murad were Turkish Muslims from the former Soviet Union who had migrated to this country. A few years before that fight, the local media was talking up their “positive impact” on the community in Dayton. But it didn’t take long for the legal problems to begin. The benefits of bringing these Turkish Muslims to Dayton were quickly outweighed by the violence they had brought.
Now there’s a conviction. But the media still isn’t reporting on the “I” word.
A man who prosecutors say yelled, “I want to kill all of the Jews” while beating another man outside of a Cincinnati restaurant in February 2017 has been convicted of a federal hate crime.
It was the first conviction under the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act in the Southern District of Ohio, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman said.
The assault occurred on Feb. 4, 2017, outside a restaurant, when Izmir Koch, 33, from the Dayton, Ohio suburb of Huber Heights yelled out asking if anyone outside the restaurant was Jewish, court documents state. The victim responded that he was Jewish and Koch then ran to the victim and punched him in the head, prosecutors said
A witness to the crime said Koch kept “running around the parking lot” saying he would like to “cut” a Jew and used an offensive Russian-language slang term for Jews.
It turned out that the victim was not Jewish, according to Glassman.
According to court documents, the victim suffered a broken bone in the floor of his left eye socket, severe bruising around that eye and bruised ribs.
Prosecutors said Koch and his associates were heard yelling, “I want to kill all of the Jews” and “I want to stab the Jews.”
Enriching America, one hate crime at a time.
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