Instapundit just wrote "And Tom Elia notes a surprising lacuna," which apparently caused enough traffic to overwhelm Elia`s New Editor website. With the aid of RSS, I was able to dig it up, and here it is in its entirety. Disclaimer: Elia isn`t associated with us, or vice versa, I`m only reproducing this because it makes a valuable point and it has temporarily vanished from the web.
Title: Cabbie Runs Down Students in Tennessee, Part II
Last week, we linked to a story about a Nashville cab driver who attempted to run over two customers following a dispute about religion.
According to The Tennessean, the cabbie, Ibrahim Sheikh Ahmed, has a disciplinary hearing before the Metro Transportation Licensing Commission on Tuesday.
The story includes this tidbit: (emphasis added)
According to a police report, the three men had a conversation about religion while in the taxi that "became heated." Shortly after the men paid Ahmed, he chased them in his van across the parking lot and over a curb, police said.
Metro police spokeswoman Kris Mumford said one of the students is Catholic and the other is Lutheran. Mumford said that Ahmed`s religion was not known.
Come on, are we really expected to believe that the religions of the two victims is known to The Tennessean, but that of the accused, Ibrahim Sheikh Ahmed, is not?
Good grief, how stupid.