Well, it turns out the slasher is "Michael Enright (who) once volunteered with a group that promotes interfaith tolerance and has supported a proposal for a mosque near ground zero.." Wait...does that mean those of us who do not support the proposed mosque near ground zero, on grounds of sensitivity to Americans and nothing else, do NOT "promote interfaith tolerance"? REALLY? :-)
Check this out:
"NEW YORK – Michael Enright once volunteered with a group that promotes interfaith tolerance and has supported a proposal for a mosque near ground zero — an experience distinctly at odds with what authorities say happened inside a city taxi.."
So, this guy supports religious tolerance so he must be a liberal (sarcasm here) so this just might be a sign of LEFTWING Islamophobia? WOW. :-)
"The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based advocacy group, condemned the attack and said that anti-Islam sentiment has bubbled up with new fervor amid the debate about the downtown mosque, and that it's leading to more bias incidents"
"In addition to the cab driver stabbing, in recent days a mosque in Madera, Calif., has been vandalized." One mosque out of hundreds. But..but.......churches are vandalized quite often. So was an office down the street here a week or so ago........??
Some, by the way, think REPUBLICANS HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS!
It's ALL the fault of REPUBLICANS who URGE the knifing of Muslims!? GeeeeZ!
(by the way, subsequent witnesses have not mentioned that the slasher asked if the driver was a muslim. I think that was wishful thinking on the media's part)
I guess you just can't condemn Conservatives enough for not feeling that a muslim mosque/center near Ground Zero hallowed grounds is insensitive. It's all our fault there's all this backlash, not the fault of the Imam who won't stop standing his ground. It's all our fault. Again.
Only very slightly off topic: On the radio yesterday, I heard about Sharif El Gamal, who plunked down $4.5 cash for the Burlington Coat Factory and still owns it now and he's promoting the Center because "The community wants this" Everything I read was pretty damning and smacked of something odd because most waiters (the MSNBC article forgets to mention that he was a waiter until 2002) don't get many million dollars worth of property within 8 years, paying cash for many of them. Here is the Love story from MSNBC. HERE is a more accurate account. So, who's behind HIM?
Thanks to Elmer's Brother for his help in preparing this Post..