Muslim Cabbie Stabbed for Being Muslim: The ‘Teachable Moment’ That May Never Occur

Yesterday, a Muslim cab driver was brutally attacked and stabbed in New York City — apparently just because he’s a Muslim.

As Michelle Malkin noted, the left-wing media couldn’t wait to indict the “anti-mosque” right. And you know what? Forget about all the facts not being in about the attacker. Let’s take the claim at face value — because it helps to provide one of those “teachable moments” people seem to like so much these days.

The left’s argument — and Mayor Bloomberg harps on this every day — is that we shouldn’t blame all Muslims for 9/11. “Blaming all Muslims for the actions of only 19 people is unfair and un-American” goes the argument.

So how do many on the left prove their “don’t blame an entire group for the actions of a few” point when they get the chance? By blaming everybody who is opposed to the construction of the GZ mosque for the stabbing of this Muslim cab driver. These beacons of tolerance probably fail to see the irony.

Bloomberg’s meeting with the cab driver today, so maybe he’ll use this point as a “teachable moment,” but I’m not holding my breath.

Author: Doug Powers

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