A city cab driver is in the hospital after being stabbed by a passenger who allegedly asked if he was Muslim, police tell NY1. Investigators with the New York City Police Department say it all began Monday night when a 21-year-old man hailed a cab at 24th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan.
Police say the passenger asked the driver, "Are you Muslim?" When the driver said yes the passenger pulled a knife and slashed him in the throat, arm and lip.
The 43-year-old driver was able to lock the passenger in the back of the cab and call 911.
Both the driver and the passenger were taken to Bellevue Hospital.
As of late Tuesday, no charges had been filed.
And you need to stop speaking for all 9-11 families because not all think like you . . . thankfully
New York – Today, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, a nationwide group founded by family members of those killed on 9/11 issued the following statement, which may be attributed to their spokesperson, Donna Marsh O’Connor:
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows strongly supports efforts to bring an Islamic Cultural Center to lower Manhattan, near the Ground Zero site. We believe that welcoming the Center, which is intended to promote interfaith tolerance and respect, is consistent with fundamental American values of freedom and justice for all.
We believe, too, that this building will serve as an emblem for the rest of the world that Americans stand against violence, intolerance and overt acts of racism and that we recognize that the evil acts of a few must never damn the innocent.
So please show me the plans for this space that will hold 2000. Or are you just repeating rumors? Because so far all that has been presented is a rendering of the outside of the building. And on Cordoba House web site it just says prayer space nothing about size or capacity.
Americans thought Japanese internment was a good idea and interracial marriage should be against the law. Does the fact that a majority feel it's wrong or offend their sensibilities make right? And do a majority think Cordoba House it's wrong because of all the wrong reasons.
A) they think it's a mosque, which it clearly is not.
B) They think it is at ground zero, which it is not.
C) They think it is being funded by terrorist groups. Which it is not since it has no funding what so ever at the present time.
D) They have no understanding of the difference between Islamic sects.
And let's face it until Geller decided to stir the pot on this no one was even paying attention and thew whole thing could have happened and no one would have cared one bit.
You could have gone to Ground Zero paid your respects and not even know there was a community center two friggin' blocks away.
1) One of the reasons The Constitution and Bill of Rights exists is to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority. So how x percent think or feel is somewhat irrelevant. A majority of people of during our history have thought some pretty stupid and hateful things. This is one of those times.
2) Let's stop calling Cordoba House something it isn't: A mosque. It is a Community Center Open to all, not just Muslims.
3) Let's stop calling the Ground Zero Mosques. It isn't. It is a Community Center two blocks away.
4) And finally let's stop giving those that really do hate America ammunition that shows to the world that our values are false and we do not live up to our own ideals. The folks spouting fear and hate are handing Al Qeada a greater victory if this Community Center is stopped.
4) And to those on this site agreeing with this drivel - Shame on you. I expect it from Lakrosse not the rest of you.