After falling silent for a few minutes, the passenger began cursing and screaming, and then yelled, “Assalamu alaikum — consider this a checkpoint!” and slashed Mr. Sharif across the neck, and then on the face from his nose to his upper lip, the alliance said. (“Assalamu alaikum” — “peace be with you” — is a traditional Muslim greeting.)
A law enforcement official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said Mr. Enright was “very drunk” at the time of the attack.
I went to college with this shit head. Fuck, I am so mad. I am so fucking mad. I have been dreading the first attack on an innocent Muslim, because I knew it was inevitable. These depraved, ignorant people, who spread their hatred and agenda under paper-thin guises, are a powder keg. But of all the people to fire the shot heard ‘round the world, it just had to be some idiot fuck up film student.
I don’t know this kid personally, but I’ve heard stories. I’ve never gotten so drunk I thought about stabbing someone. That’s because normal people don’t think about stabbing someone and repress it so softly that only some liquor and an Arabic phrase can shift your crazy car into stabbing gear.
Do you understand what the backlash of this will be, Michael? A kid. A dumb kid did this. Not a fat schizophrenic from Ohio. Not a raving madman from the middle of the woods. No, a fucking middle class white kid from the New York suburbs who dropped out of film school.
I had to walk out of work I’m so mad.
I’m flabbergasting right now. I cannot believe that I have one degree of separation* from this.