Park51

* The road to hell foreclosure is paved with good intentions… and fraudulent paperwork. [Wall Street Journal; DealBook / New York Times]

* A 9/11 first responder is the first to sue the Park51 mosque’s imam, citing ties to terrorism. [New York Post]

* Thanks to the First Amendment, you soon might be able to lie your unpatriotic ass off about being a war hero. [WSJ Law Blog]

* Looking for a place to slip and fall? With $50 million in settlement payouts, D.C. seems like a good city to do it. [Washington Post]

* Ex-CHiPs star Larry Wilcox has made a comeback in crime drama, but not exactly the kind that he expected. [DealBook / New York Times]

* In the Second Circuit, lawyers don’t need to have “known better” when suing over their student loan contracts. [Am Law Daily]

* Pro-life crisis centers in NYC will be forced to terminate their pregnancy scams if this new legislation passes in the City Council. [Wall Street Journal]

So the debate over the Park51 project, which would place a mosque two blocks away from Ground Zero, is purely about sensitivity — right? No bigotry here?

Well, somebody please tell that to Muslim cab drivers in New York City. One of them was stabbed, apparently for the crime of being a Muslim. New York 1 reports on the sad tale:

Investigators with the New York City Police Department say it all began Monday night when a 21-year-old man hailed a cab at 24th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan.

Police say the passenger asked the driver, “Are you Muslim?” When the driver said yes the passenger pulled a knife and slashed him in the throat, arm and lip.

The cabbie survived the attack and is being treated at an area hospital.

Alright, this happened. Now everybody take a deep breath…

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