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Violent Fallout from the Politicization of the NYC Mosque

August 25, 2010

A muslim taxi driver in New York City was stabbed by a passenger after being asked, and answering yes, to whether or not he was a muslim.  If anyone is surprised with this in the wake of the politicization of the mosque blocks away from Ground Zero.  As far as I’m concerned, this is in part the responsibility of people like Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin.  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. A spokesman for a New York City cabbie group blamed the attack on the proposed construction of an Islamic center near Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack, but police said they were not aware of any link.

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.

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