Anthony Weiner Fires Away at Every Leading Rival

Anthony Weiner outside the mayoral forum in Jamaica, Queens.
Anthony Weiner outside the mayoral forum.

Anthony Weiner opened fire at every one of his prominent rivals at a mayoral forum in Queens last night, heralding the feistiest phase of his campaign as the primary draws near.

Still undeterred by a sexting scandal that has threatened to sink his mayoral bid, Mr. Weiner swaggered through the York College event, managing to take shots at Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Comptroller John Liu and former Comptroller Bill Thompson, all Democrats battling him to reach a probable runoff.  Continue reading “Anthony Weiner Fires Away at Every Leading Rival”

Frappuccino Firebombing Exposes Lingering Tensions Between NYPD and Muslims

alkhoei Frappuccino Firebombing Exposes Lingering Tensions Between NYPD and Muslims
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and Imam Maan Al-Sahlani at this afternoon's press conference. (Getty)

A Starbucks Frappuccino may have been the catalyst for a crime that made waves from City Hall all the way to Iraq and exposed simmering tensions between the NYPD and New York’s Muslim community. As of this writing, police are questioning a person of interest in a spree of Molotov cocktail attacks that occurred Sunday night at five locations in Queens and Long Island including the Imam Al-Khoei Foundation, a Muslim mosque, community center and school in Jamaica, and a bodega on nearby Hillside Avenue. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters at a press conference at Al-Khoei this afternoon that police believe one person was responsible for the attacks and that the firebomber may have been angered after workers at the bodega stopped him from stealing a Frappuccino. At the same presser, Commissioner Kelly shot down a reporter who asked about police surveillance of Muslims and mosque officials quieted a man who interrupted the proceedings by angrily shouting about the NYPD’s “attack” on Pakistanis. Continue reading “Frappuccino Firebombing Exposes Lingering Tensions Between NYPD and Muslims”