New York Muslim taxi driver stabbed

Passenger held for hate crime after assaulting Yellow Cab driver with a folding knife.

    Rallies broke out in New York City over the building of an Islamic cultural centre near the World Trade Centre

    Enright, 21, was expected to appear in court in the city of Manhattan late on Wednesday.

    The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a labour rights group, noted that the attack occurred amid tension over plans for a new Islamic cultural centre and mosque in Manhattan near the World Trade Center site.

    "I feel very sad,'' Sharif was quoted as saying in a statement from the group.

    "In the current climate, all drivers should be more careful."

    SOURCE: Agencies


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