Hate Crimes

NYC Cabbie Stabbed by Islamophobe

Surely this is not what mosque controversy needs. A New York City cab driver named Ahmed Sharif was stabbed by a passenger who allegedly asked, “Are you a Muslim?” before carrying out the attack. When the cab driver said yes, the passenger allegedly pulled out a Leatherman tool and slashed his throat, arm, and lip. Sharif was able to lock the passenger in the back of his car, and is currently in the hospital recovering from his injuries. The passenger, Michael Enright, is a 21-year-old filmmaker who recently returned from Afghanistan. In a statement, Sharif said, “I feel very sad. I have been here more than 25 years. I have been driving a taxi more than 15 years. All my four kids were born here. I never feel this hopeless and insecure before.”