Skip to comments.Va. cabbie pursues charges after anti-Muslim rant
Posted on 06/19/2013 10:29:39 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- For the second time in as many months, a Muslim civil rights group is pursuing criminal charges on behalf of a taxicab driver who was subjected to an anti-Islamic rant caught on tape.
In the most recent case, an Ashburn, Va., woman unleashed a string of expletives and called 911 to report that she was afraid for her life because she said her cabbie, Abdikar Aden of Alexandria, was "very Muslim."
During the ride, Aden said, the woman assumed that he was a Muslim and said that all Muslims come to the U.S. and serve as taxi drivers for a year to save money so they can blow themselves up.
Aden said that when Crabbe started poking him in the shoulder and threatened to have him deported, he pulled over to the side of the road and called 911.
After Aden called 911, Crabbe decided to call 911 herself, and that is when Aden recorded Crabbe's diatribe. Crabbe says the word "Muslim" 10 times on the four-minute recording, telling a dispatcher, "Oh, he is Muslim, so I'm a little afraid," then describing him as "very Muslim" and later saying, "I have some Muslim guy, which I am very scared, who is our taxi driver, who's pulled over, and I'm afraid." Interspersed are multiple obscenities directed at Aden, including more than a dozen uses of the F-word, according to the recording.
All the while, Crabbe's companion tries to calm her down, telling her that Aden is "a good guy."
"This guy's Muslim. Are you kidding me? Muslim. He's not a good guy," she says to her companion.
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...Crabbe started poking him in the shoulder and threatened to have him deported...
It kinda makes me want to watch Crash again, though.
Doesn’t there have to be a “crime” before there is a “hate crime”?
:: Abbas believes the case should be prosecuted as a hate crime. ::
And that “crime” would be...? Maybe something that does violate Crabbe’s 1st Amendments rights?
As far as i know, bigotry is frowned upon but is still protected under the 1st Amendment.
...that DOESN’T violate...
It is hard to imagine a greater insult than being called a Muslim.
Can you fight a war when it’s a “hate crime” to hate the enemy?
Unwanted physical contact is battery, as I understand it. She was poking him and threatening harm. If the roles had been reversed -— him poking her, whilst swearing and threatening -— I think you would see the point.
Battery will do for a charge plain and simple, without any further spice, sauce or garnish.
What’s the crime? Racial slurs?
I don’t have an Islamic lawbook handy but there has to be something about not submitting to our muslim superiors.
Threatening deportation is not the same as threatening harm. She doesn't have the capability to have him deported.
Welcome to Europe's present and America's future where un-PC words and thoughts are a crime.
I don’t know, is provoking the muzzie to blow himself up while you’re in his cab such a good idea Ms. Crabbe?
Are they still sending all the FBI agents to Muslim sensitivity school? Pathetic!
Give’m time and the Feds will use this tactic to try to abolish the First Amendment; epecially with the Magic Negro Muslim in the WH
If somebody did that to me, they'd be facing charges. "Hate crime" would have nothing to do to it. You don't poke me, whether you're being hateful, amorous, enthused, intimidating, convivial, or just plain drunk and stupid.
This woman is a fool, and if she pushes this, it will be made plain to her.
Muslim cabbies have refused to give rides to blind people with guide dogs, and travelers with alcohol. I wonder when they will begin refusing rides to women traveling alone, another no, no in Islamic countries.
Battery? Poking is battery?
I don’t press charges if someone is in my face and poking me etc, I just take care of the problem.
I don’t know this whole story, but it’s alarming that so many people these days bring up the “hate crime” terminology. That sure does leave a lot open for interpretation.
The woman may be a fool, which would be all the more reason for the America hating Left and their moslem allies to target her. They know people will be hesitant to defend her actions. They’re using it to get a conviction for hate thought. Which is all the more reason liberty loving people should be staunchly defending her right to say whatever names she wants. As for poking fingers, how fast was the cabbie driving? Could she not have felt threatened?
Approach a person in an aggressive manner without even touching them, is assault.
Unwanted intentional touching is battery.
The intentional unwanted touching, however, is battery.
"Hate crime" involves presuming to screen the thoughts, and is always ideological rubbish. "Crime" rightly understood involves witnessed (seen or heard) or provable actions only.
As for "was he driving too fast?" You just pulled that out of the hat. If he had been, you may be sure it would have been part of the story.
According to this account (which is all we know), he didn't speed up. He pulled over and called 9-1-1. That would involve slowing down to a atop, I would think.
VErbal assault is not a crime assuming there is no other threatening behaviour. I can call you any name under the book. If you hit me, you committed a crime. This person was vulgar, uncouth, impolite etc. Disorderly, committing battery...to the point of committing a crime is a stretch, but then again, what the heck do I know. Everyday it’s something posted on here that makes me think life is upside down.
This person obviously is expressing a lot of the feelings that have been pent up in all of us for years now.
A harmful or offensive touching of one by another. Yep, battery.
But it’s not a crime for her to be a moron.
I just got back from WallyWorld. Some idjit had his cart parked north-south in an east-west lane, and he was blocking the rest of the aisle.
I said “Excuse me!” while thinking, “Why am I asking this guy to excuse me?”
But he said, “I’m sorry,” and we both moved on. Grownups aren’t supposed to hit one another. Not a comment on your question, but I was having a bad day and thought about pushing it out of the way with my cart as he held it.
Thought better of it. People like us may be holding society together.
But can we hold?
It’s the hate crime that’s the crux of the story. I don’t believe at all we are getting the whole story. Anyone could go on and on about the vagaries; was she poking or tapping him on shoulder? etc. We probably agree on hate crime, but equating poking with battery is one step closer to getting this woman convicted of a hate crime, which would be a real crime in my mind. But just my opinion.
Islam is a Hate Crime in itself. This woman was not being irrational at all ...just honest
So... ...is the guy a muslim?
***...he pulled over to the side of the road and called 911. ***
How do we know he was not setting off a phone detonating devise somewhere?