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Va. cabbie pursues charges after anti-Muslim rant
AP/WTOP ^ | 06/19/2013 | MATTHEW BARAKAT

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."

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wtop.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: antimuslimrant
"Abbas believes the case should be prosecuted as a hate crime."

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1 posted on 06/19/2013 10:29:40 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

...Crabbe started poking him in the shoulder and threatened to have him deported...


His case may have some teeth because of this detail.

It kinda makes me want to watch Crash again, though.


2 posted on 06/19/2013 10:32:10 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Doesn’t there have to be a “crime” before there is a “hate crime”?


3 posted on 06/19/2013 10:32:21 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

:: 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.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 10:35:24 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

...that DOESN’T violate...


5 posted on 06/19/2013 10:36:04 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It is hard to imagine a greater insult than being called a Muslim.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 10:36:32 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Responsibility2nd

Can you fight a war when it’s a “hate crime” to hate the enemy?


7 posted on 06/19/2013 10:37:03 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Maceman

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.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 10:38:42 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down, chew honeycomb & drive a tractor, grow things in the ground.)
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To: Maceman
But in any case, the category of "hate crime" is stupid. "Hate" as compared to what?

Battery will do for a charge plain and simple, without any further spice, sauce or garnish.

9 posted on 06/19/2013 10:41:53 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down, chew honeycomb & drive a tractor, grow things in the ground.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

What’s the crime? Racial slurs?


10 posted on 06/19/2013 10:41:57 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I don’t have an Islamic lawbook handy but there has to be something about not submitting to our muslim superiors.


11 posted on 06/19/2013 10:42:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
She was poking him and threatening harm.

Threatening deportation is not the same as threatening harm. She doesn't have the capability to have him deported.

12 posted on 06/19/2013 10:43:15 AM PDT by Bob
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To: nikos1121
#8 and #9.
13 posted on 06/19/2013 10:43:24 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down, chew honeycomb & drive a tractor, grow things in the ground.)
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To: Maceman
Doesn’t there have to be a “crime” before there is a “hate crime”?

Welcome to Europe's present and America's future where un-PC words and thoughts are a crime.

14 posted on 06/19/2013 10:44:35 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t know, is provoking the muzzie to blow himself up while you’re in his cab such a good idea Ms. Crabbe?


15 posted on 06/19/2013 10:45:27 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Are they still sending all the FBI agents to Muslim sensitivity school? Pathetic!


16 posted on 06/19/2013 10:46:06 AM PDT by By and By (Dime Store New Dealers are Milquetoast and Liberal)
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To: nikos1121

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


17 posted on 06/19/2013 10:46:11 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Bob
Threatening deportation is not threatening violence, but it is threatening harm. The effect is robably heightened if they were at that moment talking at the top of their voice, using profanities, and repeatedly jabbing their finger in your shoulder.

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.

18 posted on 06/19/2013 10:51:11 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down, chew honeycomb & drive a tractor, grow things in the ground.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 10:52:20 AM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Battery? Poking is battery?


20 posted on 06/19/2013 11:44:31 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Mrs. Don-o

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.


21 posted on 06/19/2013 11:46:47 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Mrs. Don-o

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?


22 posted on 06/19/2013 11:48:52 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: nikos1121
Yes. In law: "battery: an intentional unpermitted act causing harmful or offensive contact with the "person" of another."

Approach a person in an aggressive manner without even touching them, is assault.

Unwanted intentional touching is battery.

23 posted on 06/19/2013 11:50:47 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down, chew honeycomb & drive a tractor, grow things in the ground.)
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To: Bulwyf
The "hate crime" terminology is BS. (As in "CBS").

The intentional unwanted touching, however, is battery.

24 posted on 06/19/2013 11:52:00 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down, chew honeycomb & drive a tractor, grow things in the ground.)
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To: kreitzer
All the more reason for us to clearly and repeatedly distinguish between "hate crime" and "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.

25 posted on 06/19/2013 11:58:17 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down, chew honeycomb & drive a tractor, grow things in the ground.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

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.


26 posted on 06/19/2013 12:05:30 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Bulwyf

This person obviously is expressing a lot of the feelings that have been pent up in all of us for years now.


27 posted on 06/19/2013 12:06:07 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

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?


28 posted on 06/19/2013 12:28:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

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.


29 posted on 06/19/2013 12:38:36 PM PDT by kreitzer
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To: nikos1121
I love Free Republic. I learn new words and definitions every day.

Legal definition of Assault (Link).

30 posted on 06/19/2013 12:45:30 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down, chew honeycomb & drive a tractor, grow things in the ground.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://clashdaily.com/2013/06/every-mosque-in-america-too-is-a-military-base/


31 posted on 06/19/2013 12:55:02 PM PDT by IChing
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To: Responsibility2nd

Islam is a Hate Crime in itself. This woman was not being irrational at all ...just honest


32 posted on 06/19/2013 12:58:52 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So... ...is the guy a muslim?


33 posted on 06/19/2013 1:14:01 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

***...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?


34 posted on 06/19/2013 1:55:20 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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