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STABBED IN THE BACK: NY Cabbie’s Anti-Muslim Attack

New York city cab driver, Ahmed Sharif , was stabbed by a passenger who first asked him if he was a Muslim.  When the driver, who is from Bangladesh, said yes, 21-year old, Michael Enright, attacked him with a knife.  The cabby locked his attacker in the back seat and the man was apprehended and  is now being charged for the crime.  Ironically, Enright works for a non-profit promoting cross cultural understanding.  He now faces up to 25 years in prison.

MOMism: Don’t be a back stabber.  We teach our kids to be honest…not to say one thing and do another.  In junior high, there is a lot of pretending…pretending to be “friends” with someone and then the minute they turn their back, spppp sppp spppp “did you hear what she did…what a blah blah blah.”  Uncool.  We need to teach our kids that if they become THAT girl, then they won’t have deep, solid relationships because no one will trust them.  Eventually, that become an isolated feeling…for the talker and the one who is talked about…drama, drama, drama.  Tension and misunderstanding.

“Cross cultural understanding” seems important in concept, because we fear what we do not understand…anything strange, different, unusual…we put our guard up and we question.  Which is completely understandable…we should question.  But, not only must we try to figure out how and why we are different…we need to figure out how and why we are similar. 

Because stabbing someone in the back is cowardly.

2 Responses to STABBED IN THE BACK: NY Cabbie’s Anti-Muslim Attack

  1. red-hat-granny September 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm #
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    Stabbing someone in the back is not only cowardly, but hateful. Where is all this hate coming from?

  2. Anonymous May 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm #
    Opinionated MAMA

    You know I can never understand people and there racism issues. We all bleed red. We all are created in God's image. If the truth be know every caucasian in this country is of different nationality. There are no pure races anymore unless we talk about the black race, the indians, or the chinese. So the so called white folks, me included needs to take a long look at themselves before saying anything about any other races. Education is the key to cross cultural understanding.

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