Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Man held without bail in NYC cab driver stabbing

NYC taxi driver was stabbed by racist wait, he was stabbed by an honors student at the School for Visual Arts who did volunteer work in Afghanistan. As a matter of fact he had volunteered for Intersections International, a group that promotes interfaith dialogue and has supported a controversial proposed mosque near ground zero.

A criminal complaint alleged that Michael Enright uttered an Arabic greeting and told the victim, "Consider this a checkpoint," before the brutal bias attack occurred Tuesday night inside the yellow cab on Manhattan's East Side. Police say Enright was drunk at the time.

In addition to a serious neck wound, Ahmed H. Sharif suffered cuts to forearms, face and one hand while trying to fend off Enright.

Wonder if the main stream media will make much of this left wing terrorist or if it will even mention that this dispicable act was not done by a member of the tea party.

Before this gets scrubbed from their website I wanted to post what the Intersections website says about their relationship with Michael because it appears that they are already distancing themselves from him:

March 31, 2010 - 10:24am — Scott Thompson

Intersections’ Veteran - Civilian Dialogue has embarked on an ambitious undertaking. In addition to the public dialogues, we are bringing them to the front line in Afghanistan. We are in a collaborative relationship with Mike Enright, a young and aspiring filmmaker with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City.

Mikes’ life and interest in film, military and doing good came together in his volunteering to assist us in documenting the dialogues and creating a digital library to further the work. The film project entails following a Marine Unit from pre-deployment to the front lines and back, tracking among many things, their need for understanding from the civilian public. Particularly as they re-integrate. Mike began his work with the unit in Hawaii back in December and will spend the next six weeks (April-May) in country. He will then follow them in their homecoming and readjustment to civilian life. In addition to the broader experiences we wanted to know what soldiers need from civilians, both during their service and upon their return. What do they want civilians to understand of their experience? What do they need us to know? How can we better assist them?

Inviting them into our Veteran – Civilian Dialogue with other veterans and civilians is the next step in this process. These dialogues and focus lends a missing piece to healing and reintegration for many, namely providing a safe space for both veterans and civilians to talk about the impact of war upon all. We invite you to join us in these conversations.

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