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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.