April 2, 2008, - 1:55 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
. . . Shenanigans like that of illegal alien Palestinian Muslim criminal Waheed Saleh is not only tolerated but allowed to go on in spades.
Saleh, though he’s not supposed to be in this country, is a New York City cabbie. He’s gotten in repeated fights over parking spots and cigarettes. Originally from the HAMAS terrorist hotbed of Jenin, Saleh is now suing the City of New York and two of its cops because they “violated” Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s sanctuary city executive order, by tipping off Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to Saleh’s presence, after he constituted a continuing law enforcement problem. And he’s also suing on the grounds that he feels the NYPD is trying to squelch his “First Amendment speech rights.”
Um, what rights? He’s not even supposed to be here. Hello . . . ?
Moreover, Saleh is being represented by the high-priced law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, one of the most expensive firms in New York (and other major cities in which it has offices). Just who is paying Mr. Saleh’s legal fees? And if Mr. Saleh is paying them himself, which is doubtful, one wonders where he amassed such amounts of money as a cab driver. Did he fail to declare and pay adequate federal taxes on the cash fares he collected? Apparently, he didn’t pay federal–or any other–taxes at all (see below).
But here’s the kicker–which shows us what a great job Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess” is doing:
At one point, Mr. Saleh had been released from federal custody on bail. His current whereabouts could not be verified.
Yup, ICE let him go, despite being a flight risk and a repeated violator of federal immigration laws. Thanks, ICE Princess.
There’s even more absurdity to this story. Read the whole “saga” of Waheed Saleh.
Because we allow this kind of stuff to happen on a daily–no, make that hourly or per-minute–basis, we are losing our country, irretrievably. There are gazillions of Waheed Salehs. Tons of them.
Oh, and one other thing, Saleh is not even a legal cab driver, so he’s not even supposed to be collecting fares. He’s doing so illegally. But The New York Times has a PC-term for that. The “newspaper of record” calls him a “gypsy-cab driver.”
Hmmm . . . If I were the Gypsies, I’d give them the fair play of turnabout and sue both the Times and Saleh for defamation.
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