Dec 29 2012
9/11 still weighs heavily on New Yorkers’ minds, as evidenced by the massive outcry against the Ground Zero Victory Mosque. Now, it appears, some New Yorkers are taking the War on Islam into the subways. A Muslim-hating woman was charged with murder as a hate crime for shoving a Queens man to his death in front of the #7 train.
NY POST Erika Menendez, 31, was hit with a second-degree murder charge after confessing to killing Sundano Sen, 46, following her arrest this morning.
“She is accused of committing a subway commuter’s worst nightmare,”Queens DA Richard Brown said. “(He was) suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train, shoved from behind with no chance to defend himself.
“She told police that she pushed a Muslim off the train tracks. She said, ‘I’ve hated Muslims an Hindus since 2001 since they put down the Twin Towers. I have been beating them up since.”
Cops picked up Menendez in Brooklyn early this morning after spotting her wearing the same jacket seen in surveillance video the night that Sen was fatally shoved into the path of the 7 train at the elevated 40th Street-Lowery stop in Sunnyside, law-enforcement sources said.