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Alleged anti-Muslim attacker works at pro-Park51 group
Politico ^ | Aug. 25, 2010 | Ben Smith

Posted on 08/25/2010 11:42:26 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The apparent anti-Muslim assault on a New York city cabbie by a man shouting “Assalamu Alaikum. Consider this a checkpoint" produced an immediate round of recriminations over its connection to opposition to a New York Islamic Center and an apparent rising tide of Islamophobia.

But as often at the intersection of politics and violent crime, the story doesn't appear to fit any easy stereotype: The alleged assailant, Michael Enright, is — according to his Facebook profile and the website of the left-leaning media organization Intersections International — a student at the School of Visual Arts and a volunteer for Intersections, which recently produced a statement of support for the Park51 project, and is funded by the mainstream, liberal Collegiate Church of New York.

Intersections did not respond to two messages, and the group does not appear to be picking up the phone. Enright did not respond to a message through his Facebook account.

But this appears to be the same man: Police described Enright as a resident of Brewster, 21, and an employee of an "Internet media company who had recently spent time with a combat unit in Afghanistan filming military exercises until this past May."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: groundzeromosque; islam; michaelenright; mosque; muslims; obama; palin; park51

1 posted on 08/25/2010 11:42:27 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Glad to see my first suspisions were correct......

“Anything to further the cause” is the “reason” applied.


2 posted on 08/25/2010 11:45:47 AM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My my my


3 posted on 08/25/2010 11:46:01 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
the story doesn't appear to fit any easy stereotype

Of course not.... unless he was identified with the Tea Party movement.

4 posted on 08/25/2010 11:46:49 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another 21 year old willing idiot brainwashed into committing crimes against his country ... these kids are so screwed up by the educational system today.


5 posted on 08/25/2010 11:47:40 AM PDT by jessduntno (The Grand Old Potty needs to be flushed ... vote for Conservatives in November.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like your basic whack-job. Next stop: the memory hole.


6 posted on 08/25/2010 11:49:03 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: earlJam

“I figured it was a teaparty guy mad about Obamacare...”
Mayor Bloomturd


7 posted on 08/25/2010 11:49:39 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just another Liberal hypocrite
8 posted on 08/25/2010 11:51:52 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It smelled funny to me from the start; it was just WAY too convenient to the ‘Islamaphobia’ meme.


9 posted on 08/25/2010 11:59:31 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will the media report this?

They might not - it’s Obamaland....


10 posted on 08/25/2010 11:59:35 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
“I figured it was a teaparty guy mad about Obamacare...”

Well... uhmmm... well, I think we all know that's what lurks in the hearts of these islamophobe bigots. He just gave voice and action to their desires as a learning moment.

This young man is a hero!

11 posted on 08/25/2010 12:00:27 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
funded by the mainstream, liberal Collegiate Church of New York.

Mainstream?

12 posted on 08/25/2010 12:04:10 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“But as often at the intersection of politics and violent crime, the story doesn’t appear to fit any easy stereotype: The alleged assailant, Michael Enright, is — according to his Facebook profile and the website of the left-leaning media organization Intersections International — a student at the School of Visual Arts and a volunteer for Intersections, which recently produced a statement of support for the Park51 project, and is funded by the mainstream, liberal Collegiate Church of New York.”

Even when a libtard does what libtards do best, they have to sell it in a way that spreads the “Republicans are violent racists” meme. Predictable.


13 posted on 08/25/2010 12:05:45 PM PDT by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So what happened, somebody beat up a moslum? Kick ‘em all out. islam is the enemy of the Constitution, of individual Freedoms, of Women. Its a cancerous spreading tumor, deal with it like that.


14 posted on 08/25/2010 12:07:19 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Typical move from the Left’s playbook.


15 posted on 08/25/2010 12:07:28 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Steely Tom

I’m willing to bet the story continues without the new info.


16 posted on 08/25/2010 12:09:18 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
I’m willing to bet the story continues without the new info.

Might. Every nutcase in the world is going to make note of this one.

17 posted on 08/25/2010 12:12:30 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, this lefty stabbed a Muslim cabdriver and tried to come off as a Tea Party conservative? Because they are going to start the dirty tricks early for the fall election.

Gad, if it were not so transparent it would be so deadly.

Didn’t Nero do this? And Hitler? tsk tsk.


18 posted on 08/25/2010 12:13:05 PM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: bboop

Reichstag incidents from the left and from Muslims are becoming a dime a dozen.


19 posted on 08/25/2010 12:28:26 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (0bama: Captain 0blivious)
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To: All

Couldn’t find his Facebook page...


20 posted on 08/25/2010 12:31:19 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (A loud band of PaulBots, Isolationists, Protectionists, 911Inside Jobnuts, 3rdParty Loud Irrelevants)
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To: Hunton Peck

VANDAL WHO FIREBOMBED CARNAHAN’S OFFICE IDENTIFIED – He’s a Dem Operative & Disgruntled Employee Who Didn’t Get Paid
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 8:48 AM

Last Tuesday August 17, 2010, Rep. Russ Carnahan’s office was reportedly vandalized and “firebombed” at 2 AM in the morning. Hours later police arrested a suspect for the crime and held him for several hours.

Of course, when the “firebombing” was reported local leftists blamed the tea party activists.

Then things got really weird. The police released the suspect and the Carnahan camp went silent. Carnahan employees were seen dumping documents into a dumpster but refused to to talk to reporters. There was a complete blackout on information.


21 posted on 08/25/2010 12:31:24 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As predictable as the sunrise. The same as the nooses and swastikas. Next, it’l be anonymous, untraceable e-mail death threats.


22 posted on 08/25/2010 12:45:43 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Scary stuff.

A commie lib willing to MURDER a member of a minority group they claim to protect? All to pin it on the Right? All for VOTES???????

If I were a Black American, or a gay...I would be in fear of my “friends” right now.

Shouldn’t we warn them?


23 posted on 08/25/2010 12:47:41 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Hunton Peck
Reichstag incidents from the left and from Muslims are becoming a dime a dozen.

Socialists (National and otherwise) and Muslims are pretty much the same thing. The biggest difference I can determine is that one of the prophets is not a known pedophile.

24 posted on 08/25/2010 12:57:49 PM PDT by magslinger (DISCLAIMER: No liberals were harmed in the making of this post. I'm sorry and will try harder.)
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To: magslinger
The only difference among Nazis, Muslims, leftists, and liberals is the emblem of their favorite mass murderers:


25 posted on 08/25/2010 1:57:31 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (0bama: Captain 0blivious)
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To: Hunton Peck

LOL! Good point!


26 posted on 08/25/2010 2:46:18 PM PDT by magslinger (DISCLAIMER: No liberals were harmed in the making of this post. I'm sorry and will try harder.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And an update:

Enright made 'nonsensical' statements to cops; no warning signs at work

The alleged anti-Muslim cabbie stabber made "nonsensical" statements to police after his arrest, a law enforcement source told me just now, adding to the puzzle over what drove Michael Enright to the apparent hate crime.

But the source said investigators see no evident connection to the Park51 project.

As I mentioned before, freighting a single violent crime with political meaning, as seems to be happening with this one, requires a lot of care.

UPDATE: The head of the group for which Enright volunteers, Intersections International, also just released a statement on the incident:

The alleged perpetrator is not an employee and has never been an employee of Intersections. There is a person who fits the description of the alleged perpetrator who has worked with us as a volunteer, but until we get further confirmation of the details in this incident, we cannot comment.

More at the link.

27 posted on 08/25/2010 6:02:48 PM PDT by CedarDave (Ten-year anniversary - proudly Freeping since Aug 17, 2000)
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additional:
28 posted on 08/25/2010 6:22:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: SunkenCiv

DOn’t let the Left get away with their initial Rep damning for this!

THIS:

Lefty PC indoctrinated white-guilt ridden do-gooder who finally couldn’t take it anymore flips out!

Is the reality.


29 posted on 08/25/2010 6:26:17 PM PDT by HTuttle
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To: roses of sharon
Shouldn’t we warn them

we have been for decades...tough sh!t now...

30 posted on 08/25/2010 8:53:48 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like a case failed agent provocateur by the left.


31 posted on 08/25/2010 9:04:36 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Bunnies Are Worthy Of Death!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like a case failed agent provocateur by the left.


32 posted on 08/25/2010 9:04:41 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Bunnies Are Worthy Of Death!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Staging an incident? Naw. Lefties are much too honest and upright for that./sarc


33 posted on 08/26/2010 4:04:17 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Excellent. May others spread this excellent point.


34 posted on 08/26/2010 7:30:20 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Eleutheria5

OK, so an individual leftist is capable of murder in order to further the cause.

What would a committed person, say, on the level of 0bama be willing to do?

We already know that he’s surrounded himself with “like minded” people who have, in the past, recommended Malthusian population control...


35 posted on 08/26/2010 7:33:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB

Give him some credit, though. He convinced me to emigrate to Israel. All he needed to do was beg questions such as that which you’ve just asked.


36 posted on 08/26/2010 9:15:20 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: HTuttle

Thanks HTuttle.


37 posted on 08/26/2010 6:00:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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