“This is political!” “Attack on 9/11 shrine: Outrage in Queens,” from the New York Post, with thanks to Tom:
October 3, 2006 — A man described by police as a Turkish-born Muslim was charged yesterday with destroying a Queens memorial to a fallen 9/11 cop while screaming, “This is political!” The Post has learned.
Adnan Emre, 26, tore down a portion of Officer Paul Talty’s tribute attached to a light post at 50th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, police sources said.
It consisted of 5-inch-by-7-inch picture of the late officer, a cross, a plaque and crossed American and Irish flags. The plaque is inscribed, “Rest in Peace, Paul. We miss you. God Bless.”
Emre ripped down the cross at about 7:52 a.m., cops said, and announced his deed by screaming, “This is political!”…
Emre is a native of Turkey but now lives in Long Island City, police said….