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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Insert The Word "Baptist" And Voila, No News

I'm going to replace the word "Muslim" with the word "Baptist" in this news article about Ibrahim Ahmed, right. See it's a story you'd ever find in the news:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Baptist cabdriver from Somalia ran over two college students near Vanderbilt University after getting into an argument with them about religion, police said.

Ibrahim Ahmed, 37, a driver for United Cab, picked up two men near the Vanderbilt campus early Sunday morning, Capt. Mike Alexander of the Nashville Police Department said, referring to the incident report.

The two men, reportedly college students from Ohio who were visiting Nashville, were on their way back to the campus.

A conversation about religion ensued between the driver and his two fares. The local FOX affiliate in Nashville confirmed from a friend and fellow co-worker that Ahmed is a Baptist from Somalia. ...

According to the incident report, Ahmed then returned to his cab as the students fled on foot. Ahmed then allegedly drove across a parking lot, jumped a curb and struck the two men.

One of the students, identified as Jeremy Invus, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with critical injuries. The other passenger, Andrew Nelson, avoided the cab. ...

Ahmed, charged with assault and attempted homicide, is being held on $300,000 bond. He also was also charged with theft because police said the license plate on his cab was listed as stolen. (Fox)
Do you buy the Baptist story? Unlikely. Also unlikely, appaprently, is that Ahmed will be charged with a hate crime -- something that would have happened in a heartbeat had he been a Baptist instead of a Sunni Muslim, and his fares had been Muslims.

This appears to be the passion of a moment, not a jihad, but just as certainly, it is an indication of the gulf between the Muslim world and the Western world.

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