23-year-old Stanislav Shmulevich of Brooklyn was arrested on July 27 on hate crimes charges after allegedly tossing Korans into toilets in two incidents at
Although this case raises troubling questions about freedom of speech, the mainstream media mostly ignored it. Newsday, the Associated Press, the New York Post and the New York Daily News were the only major sources to pick up the story.
According to the AP,
Shmulevich has been charged with criminal mischief and aggravated harassment, both as hate crimes, police told AP.