Sunday, December 30, 2012

Well it's a "lot of Americans suck" Sunday

Part two of a piece:

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.
What can you really say -- morally reprehensible and really really extra stupid?

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.


StonyPillow said...

A homeless schizoid who didn't need Fox or Rush to fuel her bigotry -- she had her own hate radio station inside her head.

Anonymous said...

Not the first time for Geller.

Last Feburary she asked her quasi-insane and easily-hypnotized readers to contribute to the flim-flam "film maker" of "Innocence of the Muslims", later said to cause riots/unrest in the Islamic world.

Keep on keeping on, you crazy diamond!

pansypoo said...

i know it wasn't great, but how many lives were saved by internment?

Montag said...

Sounds to me as if her door was falling off its hinges a long time ago.

Lots of mental illness about. Some walk the subways. And some run hate blogs.

Athenawise said...

StonyPillow and Montag are right -- she's been mentally ill for years. It doesn't make her any less ugly and what she did any less horrifying. Her victim was lauded by a friend as someone who believed in accepting all religions and ethical philosophies.

Athenawise said...

And, Pamela Geller is a worthless hatemonger.