'Are You Muslim?' Question Leads to Cabbie Stabbing, Hate Crime Charge

This Aug. 24, 2010 photo provided by the New York Taxi Worker Alliance shows Ahmed H. Sharif, 43, a yellow cab driver, at New York’s Bellevue Hospital after he was attacked and slashed across the neck, face and shoulders by a passenger he was driving. According to the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, the passenger, 21-year-old Michael Enright, of suburban Brewster, N.Y., asked Sharif if he was Muslim and fasting during Ramadan, before attacking him with a folding hand tool. Collapse

(New York Taxi Worker Alliance/AP Photo)

…before the Orwellian Reich Wing took over.  Now NYC cabbies are no longer safe from wingnuts acting “in the name of God” (from ABC News):

A New York City cab driver was attacked Tuesday evening just after 6 p.m. by a passenger who asked him if he was Muslim, says the NYPD.

According to police, passenger Michael Enright, a 21-year-old from Brewster, New York, hailed a taxi at 24th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan driven by Ahmed Sharif, a resident of Queens.

As the cab headed north on Third Avenue, Enright allegedly asked Sharif, who is of South Asian origin, “Are you Muslim?” When Sharif confirmed that he was Muslim, police say, Enright stabbed him multiple times with a Leatherman knife.

See, now Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, and the other lizard brains posing as journalists over at Fake Noise would scream about how this Enright fella reached the end of his rope because of the Obama policies and just snapped, like that guy who did some drive-by shooting on highway 580 out in Northern California a few weeks back.  As I recall, the fella said he watched Glenn Beck’s show before taking off towards San Francisco with a rifle:

Apparently Williams had become increasingly frustrated at failing to find employment, according to his mother. She also said Williams had become angry over politics, specifically mentioning “left-wing politicians.”

And the Tides Foundation, the target of Williams, had this to say after everytime Beck starts his RANT:

Tides spokeswoman Christine Coleman told Salon that “after comments [about Tides] on Glenn Beck, similar things pop up on the right-wing blogosphere.” So clearly there is an echo-chamber effect here, with Beck the driving force.

Now, watch Glenn try to backtrack from having this moron connected to his show:

A spokesman for Beck declined to comment on the Williams case.

Yeah, right.  When Sarah “The Grifter” Palin advises Dr. Laura “Bigoted Radio Shrink” Schlessinger to not “retreat, but reload”; or when abortion doctors get killed for doing their jobs, or the fact that at least 25% of this country, despite being provided factual evidence, still BELIEVE that the POTUS is a Muslim – these lizard brains want to claim “freedom of speech” when challenged, and then, deny responsibility for the agitation that came with their exercising their 1st Amendment rights.

Like a New York City Cab Driver doing his job (frankly, I would have told the passenger it was none of his business, and probably would have gotten stabbed anyway)

Like abortion doctors needing armed guards and body armour just to go to work;

Like harassing elected members of Congress, spitting on them and calling them “Nigger”

Like anti-health care nuts spitting on a supporter in a wheelchair with Parkinson’s, and then, whining because he got caught and he caught a case;

To which I say they can blow it out of their anal orifices.  It is only a matter of time; hell, we’ve probably already passed it, when Dr. George Tiller caught a bullet for doing his job to provide a medical service that is protected by the Supreme Court and considered a constitutional right that a woman can choose to have an abortion or not.

It was only a matter of TIME.  How much longer can we take the STUPID really BURNING?

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