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Muslims booted from Empire State Building for praying: suit
by Rich Calder
A Muslim family from Long Island slapped the owners of the Empire State Building Tuesday with a scathing $5 million lawsuit that claims they were booted from the building's observation deck for praying.
Fahad and Amina Tirmizi of Farmingville said their civil rights were violated when they were "assaulted, battered and forcibly removed" from the famed observatory last July.
The suit, filed against Malkin Properties, security company Andrews International Inc. and others, claims that Fahad, 32, and his 30-year-old wife were unfairly targeted because they were Muslim and wearing traditional Muslim attire.
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