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Cabbie-Stabber had “anti-Muslim” Diary

Posted on 27 August 2010 by Emperor

So much for the claims of Spencer-Geller that this was probably staged by Muslims to get sympathy from unwitting Americans.

Michael Enright, cabbie-stabber, had “anti-Muslim” diary

By Alex Pareene

Michael Enright, the raging drunk who nearly killed a Muslim cab-driver in Manhattan this week, is being held without bail following his arraignment on hate crime charges. Enright, a film student, is finishing a documentary about Marines serving in Afghanistan, where he was embedded earlier this year for 35 days.

Enright stabbed the man after an apparently civil conversation about the driver’s Muslim faith. Then Enright allegedly yelled, “This is the checkpoint,” and slashed the drivers throat and arm.

According to friends, Enright was usually kind and mild-mannered. He volunteered with Intersections International, a liberal organization dedicated to religious tolerance and peace.

“The person who volunteered for us is a really good guy,” Intersections International executive director Rev. Robert Chase told the media. “He’s responsible, he’s been generous, he’s concerned about the issues in the world.”

“He’s a really nice guy to be around,” a college friend told the New York Post. “He’s a great kid,” a neighbor said.

But: Enright was arrested twice last year, for disorderly conduct and underage drinking. According to the Post: “College friends said Enright had been sober for the last year.”

And a friend tells the Daily News that Enright had seemed troubled and angry since his return from Afghanistan.

The Daily News also reports that cops found a diary on Enright that was filled with anti-Muslim rantings:

When he was arrested Tuesday in midtown, Enright had a personal diary filled with pages of “pretty strong anti-Muslim comments,” a police source said.

The source said Enright’s journal equated Muslims with “killers, ungrateful for the help they were being offered, filthy murderers without a conscience.”

So. He’s a complicated character. Possible alcoholism, possible PTSD.

Ahmed Sharif, the driver, described the terrifying attack to the local media. He’ll go to city hall to meet Mayor Bloomberg later today.

  • Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon. Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene More Alex Pareene
  • http://www.counterculture-jihad.com Zakariya Ali Sher

    Don’t feel sorry for this guy Ahmed. Feel sorry for the innocent guy he stabbed. The guy who he nearly MURDERED. Feel sorry for his family, because he won’t be able to work for a while, and they are going to get stuck with all the medical bills. And on Ramazan nonetheless!

    I cannot, and will not, feel sorry for Enright because he attempted MURDER! MURDER! And, knowing the way these things go, he will probably get off with a mere slap on the wrist, or even get the charges dropped, when he is a dangerous psychopath who should be put down like a mad dog before he actually manages kills someone. I can’t feel much sympathy for a human being who would kill another human being.

    As for you Jim, yes it IS a double standard. If Nidal Hassan wasn’t insane, then why should Enright get a free pass? Either they are both murderers (or one a murderer and the other just an attempted murderer) or they both suffered from mental problems. Which is it? You only feel sympathy for Enright because he is ‘white’ and (you assume) a Christian, and because his victim was a Muslim. Were the tables reversed, you would be calling him a ‘terrorist’.

    Enright wasn’t a soldier. He was a spoiled art school kid who went to see his friend overseas. He isn’t exactly a poster child for PTSD. And judging by the pictures, he looks like just another bleach blonded @$$ hole, so its hard to feel much sympathy for him…

  • Jim

    “Anyone else see the Double standar Bs or is it only me”

    No, it’s only you. Alex Pareene, the writer of the article, mentions the possibilities of alcoholism and PTSD. But then, you only look at the pictures, right?

  • Ahmed

    I can’t help but feel bad for the guy, seeing how his experiences in Afghanistan changed him. Still, he’s crazy.

  • DrM

    There’s no “mental illness” involved here, fat frat boy wannabe was radicalized thanks to the anti-Muslim propaganda widely prevalent in society thanks to the efforts of gutter scum like Geller and Spencer.

  • Spencer’s lost conscience

    Spencer has an anti-Muslim diary. It’s called the Incorrect Guide to Islam. Robert puts his deepest darkest secrets in the it. It’s full of pretty crazy stuff: full of bigotry and paranoia.

  • FXG

    @nat
    This is no takiyah this is paulianity. Remember bible verses talking about I will be a jew with a jew, i will be a pagan with a pagan (basically to deceit the person into xtianity.)

  • http://www.noorullah.info menj

    This guy is surely an anti-Muslim nutcase.

  • nat

    “According to friends, Enright was usually kind and mild-mannered. He volunteered with Intersections International, a liberal organization dedicated to religious tolerance and peace.”

    Sounds like a right-wing taqiyya artist to me. He cleverly embedded himself with the unsuspecting enemy, until he was ready to strike. War is deceit, don’t you know.

  • mindy1

    This guy does not sound like the normal hater-sounds like he may have had a mental illness. It does not excuse him, but it does explain why he is acting this way.

  • JD

    HUmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Noone asked about PTSD the mental status or whats wrong with the Fort Hood shooter guy Major Hassan he was a auto muslim Jahidi doing the work of core Islam and its teachings

    Anyone else see the Double standar Bs or is it only me

  • Jack

    “The person who volunteered for us is a really good guy,” Intersections International executive director Rev. Robert Chase told the media. “He’s responsible, he’s been generous, he’s concerned about the issues in the world.”

    So did he suffer from ‘sudden Crusader syndrome’?

    “According to friends, Enright was usually kind and mild-mannered. He volunteered with Intersections International, a liberal organization dedicated to religious tolerance and peace.”

    Just imagine if Enright would have been a Muslim working for a liberal Muslim organisation. The haters would have them for breakfast!

  • livingengine

    So much for the claims of loonwatch that this was inspired by decent Americans objecting to Feisal Abdul Rauf, and his Cordoba Initiative.

  • E Dantes

    Mr Enright, imbecile extraodinaire, clearly does not do irony.

    Muslims are ‘filthy murderers without a conscience’.

    Why does he feel the need to try to emulate these devoid of conscience filthy murderers? Enright’s hate-filled attack upon Mr Sharif could quite easily have resulted in the death of Mr Sharif.

  • http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/08/mediamatters-pamela-geller/ marco

    Looks like that stay in Afghanistan changed him. Rob & Pam tryin to distance themselves, even suggestin they did it to themselves

  • Justin

    I wonder if he picked up any anti-Muslim canards from the raging Islamophobic blogosphere…

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