Coexist Mercedes Driver Spared Because He Wasn’t an American

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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I think we can safely stow the theory that this was about Chechnya in the attic trunk right next to Patriot’s Day and gun control. The Tsarnaev
 terrorists had set out to kill Americans.

The victim told police he was driven to a Shell Gas Station on Memorial Drive in Watertown. Inside the car, the brothers “declared to [the victim] that they were the Boston Marathon bombers and would not kill him because he wasn’t American,” the report said.

When the victim saw an opportunity to flee, he ran to a nearby gas station where he asked the owner to call 911, the report said.

It would be moderately interesting to know who the victim was. Either way a Coexist sticker doesn’t prevent you from being carjacked and robber at gunpoint. It doesn’t even prevent you from being killed unless you’re a foreigner and not the race or nationality that they are looking for.

Was this a terrorist campaign aimed at Americans? We now have clear confirmation that it was.

  • stoptyranny1797

    Where's the report from? Source?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Wall Street Journal, police, etc. Follow the link

  • Michael Copeland

    Was the driver a muslim?

  • MeSoHornish

    Some don't get it and never will – Islam has no plans to coexist with anyone – ever.

    • defcon 4

      Turn that frown upside down! Don't be so negative, islam has only been around 1400 years, reform is right around the corner.

  • Mary Sue

    Oh now that's interesting! I wonder how they knew the driver was not "American"!

  • Michael Copeland

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev had a Mercedes. A Mercedes was removed from the scene of his “best friend’s” murder (alongside two other victims, throats cut, marijuana spread on the bodies).

  • Michael Copeland

    The triple killing, in an apartment, was discovered (and probably committed) on a significant date, 9/11 2011.

    The police spokesman said “It does look like the assailants and the decedents did know each other.”

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, having given up alcohol and tobacco, expressed disapproval of drugs. http://www.businessinsider.com

    • Arlie

      I found the story you write of. Brutal murders; throats slit; unsolved! http://www.businessinsider.com/murder-of-brendan-mess-th...

      Someone should ask if Tamrlan's radical conversion happened after this or if he was involved. younger brother was a pothead! Seems more connections than not.

      • Anamah

        Arlie, you could try taking 1000 mg/d Liver cod oil . Maybe that will bring you some help.

  • RJD

    The car shown in the picture is a Honda sedan. The hijacked car was Mercedes SUV. The hijacked car did not have the COEXIST sticker.

    • EarlyBird

      "The car shown in the picture is a Honda sedan. The hijacked car was Mercedes SUV. The hijacked car did not have the COEXIST sticker."

      Oh well, facts don't matter.

      The only thing that matters is that Greenfield keeps stoking the fires of the culture wars, where "real" Americans laugh at those soft-headed, limp-wristed "liberals" who actually wish for inter-religious peace. I mean, what dorks, right? And only "liberals" could actually want peace anyway.

      • Mary Sue

        Greenfield stoking the fires of the culture wars? Sure, just keep telling yourself that. Call me when you're forced into a Burqa.

        • defcon 4

          Erlyturd is a muslim transvestite? Maybe he would be a big hit at the dancing boys clubs in Iran and Afghanistan!

      • Rogue Rose

        Both the SUV and the green Honda were at the SUV carjacking and later at the first shootout. Guessing they carjacked more than one car. Maybe you should get your facts straight before mocking people.

        And here in reality land we understand that wanting "inter-religious peace" is a fine concept, if all religions actually want peace. But take a look at the religious intolerance and brutal oppression in many islamic nations.. goes hand in hand with the brutal oppression of women and gays so integral to those societies.

    • kikkoman

      WSJ: According to the report, one of the brothers jumped out of a Honda Civic and reached in through the front passenger side window of the SUV, opened the door and pointed a silver colored semi-automatic pistol at the driver.

      So, it looks like that Honda was their own getaway car.

      "Either way a Coexist sticker doesn’t prevent you from becoming a terrorist."
      Fixed it for you, Mr. Greenfield!

    • Mary Sue

      The Honda CRV had a coexist sticker.

  • Tina Trent

    So where are the hate crime charges? I'm reviewing Holder's 1997 testimony on HC enforcement as I write this, and I can't conceive of any reason why Holder wouldn't be filing for hate crime . . . except that the victims are Americans, of course.

  • Michael Copeland

    Sept 11th and 12th had a huge significance for muslims for generations before Osama bin Laden chose 9/11 for the attack on USA. They are the dates of the Battle of Vienna in 1683, when Islamic forces, invading in aggressive Jihad, attacked Vienna. Had the city fallen, and it nearly did, Europe would have become muslim. Thanks to the just-in-time arrival of King Jan Sobieski of Poland and the heroic action of his soldiers, the Ottoman forces were repulsed, defeated and humiliated – by the kuffar, the “vilest of beasts”, “unclean”, “enemies of Allah”. The King wrote:

    “Ours are treasures unheard of… tents, sheep, cattle and no small number of camels… it is victory as nobody ever knew of, the enemy now completely ruined, everything lost for them. They must run for their sheer lives…” (Wikipedia)

    The Islamic world has simmered with resentment ever since, and now, charged with petrodollar wealth, seeks to regain what, in its view, rightfully belongs to Islam. This time the invasion is not with swords (yet), but by mass immigration and the wombs of the polygamous bogus single mothers on welfare – all paid for by the kuffar.

    • defcon 4

      Yes the filthy kufr must work to support the muslime collecting welfare while he plans his jihad.

  • Tina Trent

    So where are the hate crime charges? I'm reviewing Holder's 1997 testimony on HC enforcement as I write this

  • garyfouse

    Shades of the recent attack in Orange County where the killer executed two motorists, but allowed one whose car he stole to walk away. We never learned who that person was and why he was spared while two others were killed. The authorities have learned from his computer that his spree was planned, but won't give us a motive. Thus, the public doesn't fully know the threat level.

    • defcon 4

      I remember about two years ago an LAPD officer w/a suspiciously muslim name was accused of raping some strippers, the news story soon disappeared and I never heard anything about it ever again.

  • Rogue Rose

    If both brothers were in the SUV with him (the car owner)… and he said in another article that when he escaped that both brothers jumped in his car and sped off… and the green honda was there at the carjacking and later at the shoot out… so, my question is, if both brothers were in the SUV, who was driving the green Honda??

  • guest

    The hijacked car did NOT have a coexist sticker. you can see video of it being towed away on a truck. the back is clearly visible and there is no sticker. the pic of the car with the coexist sticker is not even an SUV. i think the coexist story came out first on either 'gateway pundit or 'the blaze' which is glenn blech's publication. both are hugely popular [esp with conservative-libertarians and conservative christians] and both are hugely unreliable, but their stories get picked up and spread by many conservative media.

  • Andy Wrasman

    If you don't like the "Co-exist" sticker, not because you're intolerant, but because you reject the notion of "religious pluralism" that accompanies it, then you'll love to see my "Contradict" sticker. The tagline is "They Can't All Be True – John 14:6." My website has videos that expands upon the "Contradict" message that simply says all religions can't be true due to their contradictory truth claims. I'm Christian so I go a step further and share why I believe Christianity and its exclusive claims concerning God and salvation are true and trustworthy. Check out http://www.contradictmovement.org to see the "Contradict" sticker.

  • jmita

    The carjacking story is already full of holes that make it hard to believe as it is. If the car also had a coexist sticker, I certainly wouldn't believe it, because the owner was Chinese, and they don't wear their politics on their bumpers (generally speaking). However, I'm convinced the coexist sticker story is a fraud.