The irony here is that if Sharif were a TeaParty-GOP-wingnut, then based on his attacker, he’d be screaming that ALL white men are dangerous, drunken maniacs. In fact, he and his fellow Muslim cab drivers would probably refuse to give white men a ride in their cabs.
The Muslim cab driver who was stabbed earlier this week in a likely hate crime met with Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday, telling the mayor that despite the hateful incident, he is still proud of New York and its multicultural tolerance. While he said he is haunted by the incident, the driver — Ahmed Sharif — told Bloomberg that he still believes “this is the city actually [for] all colors, races, religion, everyone“:
But the Bangladeshi immigrant said he’s still glad to be a New Yorker.
“I feel like I belong here,” he said. “This is the city actually [for] all colors, races, religion, everyone. We live here side by side peacefully.” [...]
“From my back, he attacked me,” Sharif said. “It still is very sad, and it shocked me. And sometimes, I feel very lonely and unsafe.”