The good news is that Muslims find roles on both sides of the economic food chain. The pushing people under train part and the taking photos of the people being pushed under trains part. The same economic food chain also exists with terrorism where some Muslims plant bombs and other Muslim write news stories explaining the motives behind the bomb planting.
The famous subway pusher is a devout Muslim. And he of course isn’t really responsible for it.
Naeem Davis, 31, an immigrant from Sierra Leone, said during an interview at Rikers Island Friday morning that he had no intention of killing Han, a 58-year-old Queens dad who was crushed by a Q train at the 49th Street and Seventh Avenue station Monday.
“I didn’t mean to push him that hard,” said Davis, who wore a bright orange jumpsuit and had a scraggly black goatee, “I just wanted him to get away from me.
Davis said he is a devout Muslim who usually visits a mosque daily. He said he regretted Han’s death.
And R. Umar Abbasi, the photographer whose photo of a man about to die graced the cover of the New York Post isn’t responsible either. He was just taking the photo to “warn” the train.
I just started running. I had my camera up — it wasn’t even set to the right settings — and I just kept shooting and flashing, hoping the train driver would see something and be able to stop.
I had no idea what I was shooting. I’m not even sure it was registering with me what was happening. I was just looking at that train coming.
And by some improbable coincidence, R. Umar Abbasi’s “warning flashes” resulted in salable photos, which he of course sold to the New York Post is an attempt to warn the driver that he ran over a man. And since then he’s been doing a lot of press in order to still warn the driver. Now that’s real dedication.
So now that Naeem Davis and R. Umar Abbasi are not responsible for Ki Suk Han’s death, who is responsible? The only conclusion that we can draw is that Ki Suk Han was an Islamophobe.