Kook stabs Muslim cab driver and the professional Left (as usual) tries to pin it on the Teabaggers. If only life were that neatly packaged, Lefties! Nothing in the assailant’s background suggests any connection to the Tea Party, or even the Right. The man is a kook regardless, but if just based on his background, it appears a Leftwing kook.
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 [Cordoba] project and is funded by the mainstream, liberal Collegiate Church of New York.
Folks at the Lefty group, Intersections International, have rightly condemned the act by one of its kook members.
Enright volunteered for Intersections International, a group that promotes interfaith dialogue and has supported a controversial proposed mosque near ground zero. A group representative, the Rev. Robert Chase, called the situation “tragic.” “We’ve been working very hard to build bridges between folks from different religions and cultures,” Chase said. “This is really shocking and sad for us.”
But given his Lefty background, I don’t expect this story should have much in terms of legs if they can’t pin it on the Teabaggers for the November elections (everything you read in the MSM from now until then is geared to preventing the Dems losing Congress).
CCHQ wishes the victim a speedy recovery.