Muslim Man Stabbed in Florida

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Florida man is accused of stabbing another man in the neck after learning he was Muslim during a discussion about religion.

According to an arrest affidavit, the man who was stabbed told 52-year-old Bradley Kent Strott that he was Muslim while the two talked on Saturday. Investigators say Strott then grabbed the man by his shirt and stabbed him with a pocket knife.

The man who was stabbed was treated for his wound, though details about his condition were not available.

Strott was charged with aggravated battery. He was released Saturday evening on $15,000 bond.

A message left at a telephone listing for Strott was not immediately returned.

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  • by country Location: snotdacity on Feb 7, 2011 at 04:15 PM
    @ Danno -- Sorry, but threats of violence and hate speech are not protected by the Big C/BoR. As example -- religious language mandating that faithful Willy Suttonists rob banks, or erstwhile neo-Mayan priests cut the hearts out of sacrificial victims -- not protected speech. Should you wish to argue that the legal system does not currently recognize my point, then I obviously must concede that. That said, the case law is clear -- I even predict it will eventually be applied. I close by noting that finding "captives" w/ their hearts cut out is not that uncommon in a neighboring country...
  • by Danno Location: Tally on Feb 7, 2011 at 12:55 PM
    Country, you are sadly mistaken if you believe that the Islamic faith is not protected by the US constitution. It is just as protected as Christianity, Judiasm, and Pastafarianism (all hail his noodly appendage!). ALL religions are protected by the 1st amendment.
  • by whatisinaname Location: legion on Feb 7, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    Heh. Nice handle, there, "What a Joke". Very apt...
  • by What a Joke Location: Tally on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:35 AM
    Anyone who takes a book literally and is motivated to act out because of the text is a moron! I applaud Haywood and Donald for your comments.
  • by RetiredMarine Location: Tallahassee on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    " What about muslims in the military? ". I wonder if the person who posted that heard the news about the Islamic terror attack at Fort Hood? Commissioned officer, a Major ( Doctor no less ). In regards to the gentleman from Pensacola, immediately after the 9/11 aatacks most American? muslims when polled stated that America deserved it. I reiterate, every muslim is either a terrorist or supporter of terrorism. OEF/OIFvet thank you for serving. And wilhelm, you may be on to something. Heywood Jablome, you aren't by chance a member of the " Islamic Brotherhood ", are you? The SPLC plced the Islamic Brotherhood on it's list of hate groups. As of yet no attacks have been attributed to the group but it's virulent message of hate against non-muslims and whites in particular have earned them a place on the list. You can bet violence is just around the corner.....Semper Fidelis.
  • by nocitypleez Location: dirtroad on Feb 7, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    @ Pat -- I assume by "true muslim" you mean "moderate muslim". I think the historical context is important here -- "moderate" Islam only appeared in the world _after_ the thorough military and economic defeat of the Caliphate. Recent history indicates that when the local balance of power swings in favor of Islam, "moderate" Islam disappears like the morning dew...
  • by yep Location: tally on Feb 7, 2011 at 09:23 AM
    Heywood, What rock do you live under? No one claimed to be Christian, so where did you get Christians from?
  • by country Location: peaceandquiet on Feb 7, 2011 at 09:07 AM
    @ Heywood and Donald A. -- The Bill of Rights does not protect the "right" to make threats. The Koran is a standing death threat wrapped in a how-to manual for world conquest. Given that _all_ Muslim sects accept the Koran as the "Word of God", Islam is NOT a constitutionally protected belief system. I am neither Christian nor Muslim, but I have read both texts thoroughly -- anyone who equates the Bible and the Koran from the perspective of advocating violence is either ignorant or advancing an agenda. There is in truth no comparison. As example -- when a religious radical advocates violence in a Christian environment, there are numerous mandates in the New Testament that proscribe such behavior under _any_ circumstances. When a religious radical advocates violence in an Islamic environment, those who argue against violence have no support from the core text whatsoever, and indeed their lives are at risk of condemnation on grounds of blasphemy.
  • by pat Location: tallahassee on Feb 7, 2011 at 08:57 AM
    Heywood, you sound as prejudiced as the person you are complaining about. Christians come in all colors and all that call themselves Christians are not...We most definitely are not hate mongers. The man that stabbed the muslim was obviously not a christian. Being white does not make a person a Christian anymore than being brown makes one a muslim. There are angry, unreasonable people who claim to be of both faiths. That doesn't make the true Christians or the true muslims one with those that are full of such blind hatred.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 at 08:27 AM
    I suppose the Muslims who serve in the armed forces of this country are part of this vast conspiracy.
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