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NYC taxi driver slashed by passenger because he is Muslim: nonprofit disavows alleged perpetrator

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  • Abdulameer 5 years ago

    It has been established that Enright was "very drunk". Had he been behind the wheel of a car and killed someone in that state, he would be considered DUI. This does not justify what he did, of course. The attempted murder charge is legitimate. But, let's not seize upon this incident to disparage the legitimate protesters against the Ground Zero mosque. And, how come, when Moslems kill non-Moslems in the name of Islam, that is not classified as a "hate crime"? Is Major Hassan being charged with a "hate crime"?

  • j. samia 5 years ago

    H Abdulameer,

    As a former prosecutor, the fact that he was drunk does not mitigate what he did. Many crimes are committed while a person is drunk or under the influence of drugs. If a Muslim in this country killed someone because they were of a different religion or whatever category falls within the particular hate-crime statute, he or she could be charged with a hate crime. Charging though is in the discretion of the prosecutor's office. You would have to ask the office in charge why or why not a particular crime was charged in the way it was.

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