On Aug30.2010 MSNBC.com ran the latest update on the weird story of NYC student Michael Enright’s knife attack on a Muslim cabbie. Really weird. And possibly sad, too, as this kid had just traveled to Afghanistan last spring with a group that promotes interfaith understanding. From what we know of him so far, prior to going off on this cabbie he seemed like the kind of person who would take a stand against the anti-mosque nut-cases that have seemingly taken over The Apple.
Was it that Jewess Muslim-baiter Pam Geller and her anti-mosque diatribes that set this kid off? Or was it the scotch?
MSNBC.com reported: “When arrested, Enright was carrying two notebooks that described his experiences in Afghanistan, along with an empty bottle of scotch, police have said.”
This raises at least two existential questions. First, is it possible to have an empty bottle of scotch? I can see how one could have an empty scotch bottle. but once the bottle is drained, how can you consider it a bottle “of scotch?” My astute reader(s) will immediately see that this is an alcoholic’s version of that old Buddhist favorite: What is the sound of one hand clapping?
Second, are there human beings is this world who are so hopelessly stupid that some Islamophobic demagogue like Pam Geller could whip them into such a frenzy that they would stab a complete stranger just because he is a Muslim? See my Aug23.2010 post Toxic voices from the Right.
OK, well, if you saw the video of the moron in the blue construction helmet in NYC giving the black guy a hard time because he looked like a Muslim, I guess you’ll be able to answer this second question on your own. We’ll have to work on the first one.