Skip to comments.Muslim man jailed for hate crime
Posted on 07/25/2008 2:23:55 PM PDT by forkinsocket
Attacking a Jewish girl and the friends who came to her rescue has landed a Muslim man a one-year jail sentence.
Mustafa Taj must also serve a year of probation following his release for what provincial court Judge Bill Cummings ruled was a racially motivated assault.
"In this case, I'm satisfied that imprisonment is necessary," Cummings said in accepting the Crown's bid for a jail term.
Prosecutors Ken McCaffrey and Inayat Jetha had sought a sentence of up to two years for the hate crime.
Taj, 21, was convicted in May of attacking four teenagers the night of Nov. 3, 2006, while they waited for a C-Train at the Sunnyside LRT station.
Taj approached the group around 10:45 p.m. and asked "who's Jewish." Nichola Cordato, then 16, stated "me" and Taj grabbed her and said, "I'm Muslim and hate Jews."
He then slapped her in the face and pulled her hair before her friends, Jessica Motta, Kayla Hungle and Daniel Ball attempted to intervene.
Hungle attempted to prevent Taj from further attacking Cordato and was punched in the face by him.
Motta then intervened and was punched in the face, pulled to the ground by her hair and kicked in the stomach and ribs.
When Ball tried to stop the assaults, he was thrown onto the C-Train tracks where he fell onto his back and was spat upon by Taj.
During the melee, Taj called Cordato a "Jewish piece of (crap)."
Before sentencing, McCaffrey called evidence of a similar assault a year earlier in which Taj approached a black male at an LRT station and assaulted him.
Keak Khor said Taj swore at him for being Sudanese and African before he and another man attacked him. Cummings agreed with the Crown the previous assault was also motivated by "bias, prejudice or hate." Since Taj has been in custody on the assault charges since March 14, he was credited with double time for his remand custody, which leaves him another three months to serve.
In 3 months this guy will be back to assaulting people. The answer is to deport him back to his home country once his prison term is up. In fact, deport him now to save money.
Is this the perp?http://es.facebook.com/people/Mustafa_Taj/514572934
Get a breakable pencil, sharpen it good , and when he walks up to you let him have in the gut then break it off.
That my FRiend will make a Christian out of him.
And would make you... ?
Probably alive if he intended to kill me. Probably uninjured if he intended to injure me.
I understand that it hurts your feelings to see criminals get their feelings hurt but I like myself better than I like him. If one of us is going to get killed or injured I prefer it to be him.
So long as he goes his way I will go mine.
Huh? What? I thought by PC definition Muslims couldn’t commit hate crimes. Liberals being consistent? Must be a mistake.
Can Jews CCW? I hope so.
If the Mustafa in Facebook is the same as the perp, we have an interesting psychological person. His friends are Moslems and Asian, including some hot looking Moslem girls (which is not Taliban-kosher).
Then he goes out and attacks Jewish girls and African blacks.
What a psycho this guy is. He needs more than a few months in jail. A nice padded straightjacket would be nice.
And in Calgary, Canada, of all places. I’m shocked, appalled. No, not really!
You advocate assault and battery, if not attempted murder (stabbing someone in the stomach), and you call it “hurt feelings”? Are you usually this disconnected from reality?
Wow, this is a first.
No, I advocate defending oneself from assaults by criminals.
You can defend the actions of criminals all you please. My sympathy is for the innocent victims.
If that makes me disconnected from reality, so be it.
Why don’t you go back to Democrat Underground? You will feel much more at home there defending rapists, murderers, and robbers.
Keep in mind that the context was defending against a man committing violent assault, not a man expressing negative opinions. When subjected to violent, unprovoked assault, one is allowed to respond with sufficient force to stop the attack
When attacked by somebody bigger, stronger, or armed with a weapon (ie, somebody who has the ability to kill you if you do not immediately act to stop the assault), in the US you are generally allowed to respond with a weapon. And shoving a pencil into his gut won't kill him if he gets prompt medical attention
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