Brooklyn’s Islamist Vigilantes

On December 3, members of a Muslim funeral procession became incensed after a FedEx truck driver accidentally backed into a mourner on a crowded Brooklyn street. An angry mob surrounded the vehicle, smashed out the truck’s windows and assaulted the couriers. One of the mourners was arrested, and the truck drivers were hauled off to jail for defending themselves with fire extinguishers and box cutters.

It was a textbook case of vigilante justice gone wrong, in which private citizens took the law into their own hands with disastrous results.