Erika Menendez, 31, the woman police sought in the death of a man pushed in front of an oncoming subway this week in New York, has been apprehended and charged with murder as a hate crime.
Why a hate crime? Because, as she told cops:
"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."
She'd never met the man or exchanged a word with him, yet decided he deserved to die because he may (or may not) have practiced the same religion as the people who destroyed the World Trade Center 11 years ago. Oh, and Hindus are the same as Muslims.
Insane. She sees a Muslim and blah-blah-blah, 9/11...she's the Rudy Giuliani of murderesses.
Oh, and I have to ask: I wonder if this has any connection to those virulently anti-Muslim ads right-wingers have fought to put up in subways? Even if not, they'll be ominous viewing from now on.