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Muslim cab driver slashed by upstate NY man because of his religion, police say
The New York Daily News ^ | August 25 2010 | John Lauinger

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cabbie; muslim; nyc; stabbing
I pray that this is the only such attack. I fear it might not be.
1 posted on 08/25/2010 10:56:10 AM PDT by worst-case scenario
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To: worst-case scenario

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


2 posted on 08/25/2010 10:57:34 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: worst-case scenario

Check and see his party affiliation.. it’s probably another liberal plant.


3 posted on 08/25/2010 10:59:16 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: worst-case scenario
"Michael Enright, 21"

99 to 1 that this kid voted for ObIWONa in his first ever chance to vote.

4 posted on 08/25/2010 10:59:27 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: worst-case scenario
Well simply go back home where they slash Christians.
5 posted on 08/25/2010 11:01:12 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: worst-case scenario

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.


6 posted on 08/25/2010 11:01:44 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: maddog55
Check and see his party affiliation.. it’s probably another liberal plant.

That's what I was thinking.

7 posted on 08/25/2010 11:02:32 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: worst-case scenario

Oh please. Every attack is first against Blacks, then it’s against Hispanics, and now everything is going to be against Muslims. Poppycock.


8 posted on 08/25/2010 11:04:07 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: worst-case scenario

Obama will be giddy sensing if these attacks keep up he can start labeling right wingers as domestic terrorists


9 posted on 08/25/2010 11:05:13 AM PDT by eak3
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To: Cheetahcat

Yup..where they slash and burn Christians and then elevate the attackers to hero status.


10 posted on 08/25/2010 11:05:26 AM PDT by eleni121 (Thank you J-LO for canceling your Turk gig - decent human beings don't sing for rapist Muslim Turks)
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To: All

This is a hate crime....hundreds of black youths attacking white folks at the Iowa State Fair is not....that is all....


11 posted on 08/25/2010 11:06:39 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: worst-case scenario

12 posted on 08/25/2010 11:07:34 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: worst-case scenario

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?


13 posted on 08/25/2010 11:07:51 AM PDT by True_Kon
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To: worst-case scenario

If it was the other way around, they would be screaming “It’s not a hate crime!!” from the rooftops.


14 posted on 08/25/2010 11:07:56 AM PDT by Politicalmom (A racist is a conservative who is winning an argument with a liberal.-FReeper Freespirited)
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To: worst-case scenario
The criminal in question was apparently not only drunk, but so incoherent the police brought him to Bellevue for a mental evaluation instead of putting him in lockup.

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.

15 posted on 08/25/2010 11:08:15 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: worst-case scenario

Lesseeee ...

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,
no?


16 posted on 08/25/2010 11:09:01 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: worst-case scenario
We MUST stop this “Hate Crime” crap!

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.

17 posted on 08/25/2010 11:09:05 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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"All \[taxi\] drivers should be more careful."

Yeah right...and careful to accept guide dogs in the cab with their blind owner.

18 posted on 08/25/2010 11:09:29 AM PDT by spokeshave (Mr. President, no golfball exploded because of your amazing power and strength - you hit a duck egg,)
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To: DustyMoment

A botched robbery. No doubt. Being spun by the Muslim.


19 posted on 08/25/2010 11:10:03 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Politicalmom

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.


20 posted on 08/25/2010 11:10:32 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Maverick68

Yeah, where was the MSM outrage over that? Or the racial attacks in Kansas City’s Plaza earlier this summer?


21 posted on 08/25/2010 11:11:00 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: screaminsunshine

...the timing on this is suspect.


22 posted on 08/25/2010 11:11:08 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

Never believe anything you see or hear in the MSM.


23 posted on 08/25/2010 11:12:15 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: screaminsunshine

Yep, what proof do they have that Enright asked if the guy was a Muslim, other than heresay?


24 posted on 08/25/2010 11:12:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: worst-case scenario

The needle of my credulity meter is quivering somewhere between bull and s**t.


25 posted on 08/25/2010 11:14:42 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: sniper63

I agree.


26 posted on 08/25/2010 11:20:39 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: worst-case scenario
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2577312/posts

Attacker is a Left wing activist connected to the Ground Zero Mosque proponents.

Agit prop gone haywire it seems.

27 posted on 08/25/2010 11:23:12 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: maddog55

“...Check and see his party affiliation.. it’s probably another liberal plant....”

My suspicions exactly.

If it’s crude and stupid, always, ALWAYS look for a progressive behind the act.


28 posted on 08/25/2010 11:28:47 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: South40

LOL! Is that the “bomb magnet” lady?


29 posted on 08/25/2010 11:28:54 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: worst-case scenario

Who says he wasn’t lying like most of these so called hate crimes?

Pray for America


30 posted on 08/25/2010 11:29:06 AM PDT by bray (A fun read: http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: worst-case scenario

Well then, I guess we need a mosque at Ground Zero.


31 posted on 08/25/2010 11:30:10 AM PDT by Defiant (Conservatives love the Constitution. Democrats love changing the Constitution.)
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Attacker is a Left wing activist connected to the Ground Zero Mosque proponents.

Well, I guess we don't need the GZ Mosque after all.

32 posted on 08/25/2010 11:33:47 AM PDT by Defiant (Conservatives love the Constitution. Democrats love changing the Constitution.)
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To: worst-case scenario

Perp is employed by a Pro-Park51 group.

Consistent with their teaching that ANY action that furthers their cause is justified......


33 posted on 08/25/2010 11:50:19 AM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: worst-case scenario

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!!


34 posted on 08/25/2010 12:00:41 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Westbrook

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?


35 posted on 08/25/2010 12:09:58 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: G Larry

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?


36 posted on 08/25/2010 12:15:30 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

> 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.


37 posted on 08/25/2010 12:16:03 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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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.


38 posted on 08/25/2010 12:17:56 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (A loud band of PaulBots, Isolationists, Protectionists, 911Inside Jobnuts, 3rdParty Loud Irrelevants)
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To: worst-case scenario

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.


39 posted on 08/25/2010 2:21:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: worst-case scenario
Michael Enright, 21, of upstate New York,

To the Daily News, Yonkers is "upstate New York."

Remember when you could read a "What, who, when, where, why, how many times story?"

40 posted on 08/25/2010 2:27:40 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Republican Party was founded to Save the Union. Can it now Save the Republic?)
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To: worst-case scenario

>http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0810/AntiMuslim_attacker_works_at_proPark51_group.html<

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.


41 posted on 08/25/2010 2:39:24 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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