New York City Police arrested a 21 year old American for stabbing a taxi driver only because he was a muslim. According to police, Michael Enright, the accused first asked the cab driver whether he was a muslim before stabbing him.
The cab driver Ahmed H Sharif from Queens was stabbed several times. Enright has been charged with attempted second degree murder as a hate crime.
This attack comes against the background of heightened tension over the proposal to construct a mosque at Ground Zero where the twin towers were reduced to rubble by Islamic fundamentalists.
Mr. Sharif who received stab injuries on his arms, throat and face said drivers will have to be more careful now. “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,” he said.