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Muslim cab driver slashed by boozed-up bigot just back from filming Marines in Afghanistan: cops

'Consider this a checkpoint.' Muslim cab driver slashed by boozed-up bigot just back from filming Marines in Afghanistan: Cops 26 Aug 2010 A boozed-up bigot who just returned from filming U.S. Marines in Afghanistan used a pocket knife to slash a cabbie - just because the driver was Muslim, police said Wednesday. Michael Enright, 21, of upstate Brewster, was charged with felony attempted murder as a hate crime - among other crimes - after the sick attack on Ahmed Sharif, 43, Tuesday night. Enright slashed Sharif across the face, arm and hand after asking the Bangladesh-born cabbie if he was Muslim and then saying 'As-salaam alaikum'  - which means 'peace be unto you' in Arabic, cops said. The suspect also yelled, "Consider this a checkpoint" - an apparent reference to security screening in Afghanistan - as he wildly thrust his knife through the open glass partition at Sharif, said Manhattan Assistant District Attorney James Zaleta.