May 2, 2013

Muslim Iraq War Vet Attacked by Bigoted Scum in D.C.—Ed Dahlberg

Mohamed A. Salim, attacked by Ed Dahlberg
because Salim is a Muslim
Update: Incredibly, Jonathan Turley points out, Ed Dahlberg has not at this point been charged with a hate crime, or even a felony. Notes Turley: "I fail to see why such a serious assault would need the hate crime element to be elevated to a felony. However, here is the [hate crime] provision":

18.2-57. Assault and battery.
B. However, if a person intentionally selects the person against whom an assault and battery resulting in bodily injury is committed because of his race, religious conviction, color or national origin, the person shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony, and the penalty upon conviction shall include a term of confinement of at least six months, 30 days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.
Ed Dahlberg, an American bigot, attacked a Muslim Iraq War veteran, (from behind of course) after learning that the veteran was a Muslim, as the veteran drove a cab and Dahlberg sat in the back seat after being picked up at a northern Virgina country club.

Wonder what kind of country club accepts slime like Dahlberg.

Dahlberg was dropped off, and then attacked the veteran again.

Joe Stephens and Justin Jouvenal of the Washington Post have the story, with video. Report Stephens and Jouvenal:

An Army reservist and Iraq veteran who works as a cabdriver says a passenger he picked up early Friday at a Northern Virginia country club accused him of being a terrorist because he is Muslim, then fractured his jaw in an attack being described by Islamic activists as a hate crime.

Mohamed A. Salim says the passenger compared him to the men accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing 11 days earlier and threatened to kill him.

'Because I’m a Muslim, he treated me like a piece of trash,' Salim said. 'I love this country. I didn’t deserve this.' ...

Muslim rights workers said Salim’s account is supported by medical records and an 11-minute, obscenity-filled video of Dahlberg’s remarks leading up to the alleged assault. Salim, a 39-year-old from Great Falls, provided The Washington Post with a copy, which his attorney described as evidence of the prejudice that others sometimes face but rarely document.
Prosecutors should make an example of self-appointed avengers like Dahlberg.

When bigots like Dahlberg attack innocent Americans, a veteran no less, one hopes for some special type of treatment for this dangerous hate crime.

Note to Mr. Salim: After the criminal justice system eats up this punk, Dahlberg, commence a civil action and sue Dahlberg for everything he has.

Dahlberg owns Manassas, Virginia-based Emerald Aviation. Its website reads: "Maintenance Mode  Emerald Aviation is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance. Please try back in 3 days, 5 hours, and 13 minutes (on May 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm). Sorry for the inconvenience." Right.

"Ed Dahlberg, President. Ed Dahlberg, President of Emerald Aviation Inc., has more than 20 years experience in the field of business and commercial aviation," reads a Google description.

Anybody doing business with Dahlberg and Emerald Aviation should be ashamed.

"I sacrificed for this country," Salim told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday. "And I myself was fighting the terrorists and I’m against acts of violence. I’m not a terrorist. I’m not a jihadist. I’m American like you." (Raw Story)

Had the pleasure of speaking with Muslim U.S. military veterans before. It's the same story. Their service, their risking their lives mean nothing to bigots like Dahlberg.

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