What can you really say -- morally reprehensible and really really extra stupid?A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of an elevated subway station in Queens and crushed by an oncoming train.The woman, Erika Menendez, selected her victim because she believed him to be a Muslim or a Hindu, Richard A. Brown, the Queens district attorney, said.“The defendant is accused of committing what is every subway commuter’s nightmare: Being suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train,” Mr. Brown said in an interview.In a statement, Mr. Brown quoted Ms. Menendez, “in sum and substance,” as having told the police: “I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up.” Ms. Menendez conflated the Muslim and Hindu faiths in her comments to the police and in her target for attack, officials said.The victim, Sunando Sen, was born in India and, according to a roommate, was raised Hindu.
I'm going to go on out on not too much of a limb and say I bet I know Ms. Menendez's viewing preferences.
Take with a grain of salt, but according to a Gawker commenter:
Pamela Geller should be proud.
One of her ads is up at the station where this happened.