Australian wearing cross beaten by Muslims

A Christian man says he was attacked on a train in a Sydney, Australia suburb by a group of Muslim men because he was wearing a cross.

The man says he and his girlfriend were minding their own business when the four young men ripped the crucifix off of his neck and stomped on it while swearing "F*** Jesus" and referring to "Allah."

The man also says he was punched and kicked in the face, back and shoulders during the mid-afternoon attack.

When his girlfriend tried to defend him, two Arabic-speaking women also allegedly hit and kicked her, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The couple says that the attack happened in front of two transportation officers, who didn't help.  The rail agency says that the officers called for police to arrive at the next station because they are not supposed to intervene with physical alterations.

Police confirmed that they were investigating "reports of alleged religiously-motivated abuse on a Sydney train this week" but no arrests were immediately made by officers.

One reverend has told his community to avoid wearing overtly religious symbols when they travel through Muslim enclaves outside of Sydney.