Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Let him say "sorry" -- from behind bars

On Monday, a Turk tore down a memorial in Queens that honored a cop who died on 9/11. His motivation? The display was "political," he ranted at the scene.

The New York Post reported today that he said he's sorry:
October 4, 2006 -- The man who tore down a Queens memorial to fallen 9/11 cop Paul Talty told police he thought the crucifix was a political message, then apologized.

"Did not know it was a police officer's memorial," Turkish native Adnan Emre, 26, said at the scene in Long Island City Monday. "Thought it was a political fixture. Sorry, did not mean to."

Yesterday, Emre was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court, charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He faces up a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Bail was set at $750, and he was still behind bars last night.
Just when I think I understand how Muslim nuts think, one has to throw me for a loop. A crucifix is political?

Though he deserves a full year in prison and then permanent deportation, he'll likely get a slap on the wrist, especially if the presiding judge is afraid of offending Muslims. If this is Emre's first offense, he might get probation and restitution if he pleads guilty. The latter doesn't seem likely, though, if he couldn't afford the $750 bail.

Forget people's dismissal that the guy is merely "out of his mind" -- he's another member of, as Michelle Malkin puts it, "The religion of perpetual outrage." Imagine had it been a Jew or Christian doing the same to a picture of Mohammed, no matter the country: Muslims across the globe would riot, make death threats, and shoot people like a Catholic nun. Oh, forgive me, they already are doing that, and for things that are no offense at all.

I haven't heard that Cardinal Egan called for retaliatory destruction of Muslim displays -- have you?

I haven't heard that Pope Benedict called for a "crusade" in response to the assaults on Christians -- have you?

Previous reading:
"Christians and Jews rampage across Western countries"


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