Skip to comments.Muslim cab driver slashed by upstate NY man because of his religion, police say
Posted on 08/25/2010 10:56:02 AM PDT by worst-case scenario
A boozed-up bigot used a pocket knife to viciously slash an innocent cab driver in Manhattan - just because the driver was Muslim, police said Wednesday.
Michael Enright, 21, of upstate New York, was charged with felony attempted murder as a hate crime - among other crimes - after the sick attack on Ahmed Sharif, 43, Tuesday night.
"I feel very sad," Sharif said, according to a statement released by the Taxi Workers Alliance. "I have been here more than 25 years. I have been driving a taxi more than 15 years. All four of my kids were born here."
Sharif, who was slashed in the throat, upper lip, arm and hand, said he believes the battle over the Ground Zero mosque has inflamed anti-Muslim sentiment in America.
"I never feel this hopeless and insecure before," the Queens man said in the statement. "Right now, the public sentiment is very serious (because of the Ground Zero mosque debate). All \[taxi\] drivers should be more careful."
Enright, of Brewster, was "very, very intoxicated" when he hailed Sharif's yellow cab shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, a police source said.
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And here comes the MSM onslaught. They can’t cover Obama’s report to the UN or minority on majority violence . . . but they’ll be all over this
Check and see his party affiliation.. it’s probably another liberal plant.
99 to 1 that this kid voted for ObIWONa in his first ever chance to vote.
Hey Ahmed, go tell your buddies to quit trying to destroy my country. They’re the ones provoking this civil unrest. You just happened to be an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire your troublemaker Muslim brothers started. Get mad at them or shut up.
That's what I was thinking.
Oh please. Every attack is first against Blacks, then it’s against Hispanics, and now everything is going to be against Muslims. Poppycock.
Obama will be giddy sensing if these attacks keep up he can start labeling right wingers as domestic terrorists
Yup..where they slash and burn Christians and then elevate the attackers to hero status.
This is a hate crime....hundreds of black youths attacking white folks at the Iowa State Fair is not....that is all....
NWO-ELITE/BILDEBERG/CFR/CENTRAL-BANKER plan is working! They just toasted each other!
Be at each other’s throat. Do not ask who bankrupted you? Who buried you in debt?
If it was the other way around, they would be screaming “It’s not a hate crime!!” from the rooftops.
He apparently has a sizeable rap sheet and he told the police he had recently been in Afghanistan making a documentary.
The media spin will be that this a conservative Tea Partier from rural upstate who carried out an attack because his favorite talk radio program encouraged him to do it.
The reality is that this guy is probably a mentally ill addict and it was a matter of time before he did something this vile to someone.
A man that attacks a MoHamHead because of his religion is a bigot, but when a MoHamHead attacks anybody else because of his religion, he’s not a bigot?
So, lesseeee ... that’s one attack against a MoHamHead, where the MoHamHead was hurt.
In the last year, MoHamHeads have MURDERED (that means KILLED) dozens of Americans on American soil because of their religion, and they are not bigots.
No slant there, right?
Who is the first bigot?
If the MoHamHeads had never tried to kill Americans, maybe they could just live in peace, like everybody else who has one religion or another or no religion.
But, NOOOO, their “prophet” tells them they must go on a holy jihad against all infidels and kill them where ever they find them.
Well, you gotta expect at least a little blowback for that,
This is all part of the Communist playbook to destroy this country and it is working.
It seems a majority of the people in this country are now so uneducated they see no problem with all these hate crime laws.
If things completely come apart and real Americans have to reassert the Constitution one of the first things we must do is make all of the liberal/leftist laws null and void and get back to or real principles.
Yeah right...and careful to accept guide dogs in the cab with their blind owner.
A botched robbery. No doubt. Being spun by the Muslim.
If is were the other way around they would be celebrating in the streets as did the woman in post #12 when she heard of the 3000 Americans killed on 9/11.
Yeah, where was the MSM outrage over that? Or the racial attacks in Kansas City’s Plaza earlier this summer?
...the timing on this is suspect.
Never believe anything you see or hear in the MSM.
Yep, what proof do they have that Enright asked if the guy was a Muslim, other than heresay?
The needle of my credulity meter is quivering somewhere between bull and s**t.
Attacker is a Left wing activist connected to the Ground Zero Mosque proponents.
Agit prop gone haywire it seems.
“...Check and see his party affiliation.. its probably another liberal plant....”
My suspicions exactly.
If it’s crude and stupid, always, ALWAYS look for a progressive behind the act.
LOL! Is that the “bomb magnet” lady?
Who says he wasn’t lying like most of these so called hate crimes?
Pray for America
Well then, I guess we need a mosque at Ground Zero.
Well, I guess we don't need the GZ Mosque after all.
Perp is employed by a Pro-Park51 group.
Consistent with their teaching that ANY action that furthers their cause is justified......
What? He didn’t like getting cut up because of his religion? I’ll be darned! Whoodathunkit! Getting cut up just because you don’t believe like they think you should. I’m shocked I tell ya! Shocked! Surprised even!!
Is there any indication that THIS muslim cabbie “MURDERED . . . dozens of Americans on American soil,” went on a holy jihad, or killed anyone at all?
Are you seriously justifying this stabbing?
So it could be totally staged - and the cabbie is in on it.
OR the guy got the job intending to find Muslims to hurt. What sort of a group is it?
> Are you seriously justifying this stabbing?
Oh, please, don’t be so emotional.
I am saying NOTHING of the kind.
Just saying that the press portrays the attack on the muzzy cabbie is a hate crime while the press asserts that Hassan MURDERING more than a dozen Americans while screaming “Allahu Akhbar” is not a hate crime.
Get a grip.
There is no excuse for this, no justification, it is appalling.
I’m sure my Islamophile friends on Facebook will bring this up as we are in the middle of terse debates on the GZ Mosque and Islam itself.
The response is to take it on. See my first sentence above and then mention that Muslims and or Radical Muslims, including the GZ Mosque imam, mitigate Islamic attacks by saying US foreign policy is an accessory and attempt to justify the terror actions in some manner.
The difference speaks volumes.
The fact that this is not the top story on the MSM speaks volumes. If it were true, they would have broken into their regular programming to cover the story.
To the Daily News, Yonkers is "upstate New York."
Remember when you could read a "What, who, when, where, why, how many times story?"
Alleged anti-Muslim attacker works at pro-Park51 group
No, the cabbie was NOT “in on it”.
The perp simply justified his actions by believing it would further his (their) cause.
Makes it look like the bigotry charge is real.