Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Muslim cabbie's alleged attacker claims self defense; reportedly said deed was 'patriotic' to cops
Film student Michael Enright, 21, appeared in the Manhattan Supreme Court this past Wednesday, and pleased "not guilty" to charges of attempted murder and assault, as hate crimes, upon taxi driver Ahmed Sharif. According to court records, at the time of the Aug. 25th attack, Enright was a passenger in Sharif's cab.
Police said that, at the time of his arrest, Enright claimed self-defense as a motive for the attack upon Sharif. Furthermore, Enright reportedly characterized himself as a "patriot" for the attack upon the Muslim cab driver. Meanwhile, following his arrest, Enright is alleged to have said he was being prosecuted because he is Irish-Catholic, as well as Jewish.
As well as reportedly claiming Sharif held him against his well, it is being reported that Enright also blamed a police officer for allowing Muslims to "…blow up buildings in the country."
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