The New York Daily News reported that a "boozed-up bigot" attacked Muslim cab driver Ahmed Sharif in the throat, lip, arm and hand with a pocket knife. He was treated at Bellevue Hospital and released with minor injuries.
Alleged attacker Michael Enright, 21, was captured after attempting to flee and sent to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was arraigned on Wednesday. That raises an interesting question, though: Will his New York criminal attorney attempt an insanity defense?
Many might argue that bigotry of any kind is a form of insanity, although that may not fly in a court of law. Michael Enright was charged with felony attempted murder, which will be tried as a hate crime.