August 25, 2010, 12:34 pm By KAREN ZRAICK AND ANDY NEWMAN
Michael Enright, right, with his lawyer, Jason Martin, at his arraignment on hate-crime charges Wednesday.Pool photo by Steven Hirsch
Update, 5:24 p.m. | The man charged with the anti-Muslim slashing and stabbing of a cabdriver was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime, first-degree assault as a hate crime and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
An emergency medical technician said that had the cut been any deeper or longer, the driver would have died, prosecutors said.
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And now the media will predictably portray this act as an anti-mosque attack, but wait! The organization, Intersections International, that Enright is involved in is in support of the Ground Zero Mosque, and the cab driver is not in support of the mosque. A sentence at the bottom of the Huffington Post says, "Intersections has come out in support of the mosque project, but Chase said Enright wasn't involved in that."