NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two college students involved in an alleged attack by an angry cab driver last month testified Monday that his rage came seemingly out of the blue.
They said they weren’t arguing or discussing religion, but that the cab driver went on a rant saying, “Hitler was right” and that “white people should be eradicated from the earth.”
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The students said they paid their fare, but that the cab driver accelerated and ran over Jeremy Inbus.
Inbus suffered a broken leg and an injured pelvis.
Inbus said he didn’t remember the crash but that he recalled what the cab driver, Ibrahim Ahmed, told him and passenger Andy Wilson while they were in the cab.
–Hitler did what he did and he was right for doing what he did because,” the term he used, “˜Jews were responsible for the evil and corruption and the sin in the world. At some point, I believe Jews maybe became white people, and, you know, that’s why Hitler was a good person because he was trying to cleanse the world of these people,– Inbus testified in court.
Ahmed is charged with attempted murder.
Police said Ahmed was driving Inbus and Wilson to the Vanderbilt area when the conversation turned to religion.
Wilson and Inbus said they told Ahmed to stop the cab once the conversation became heated.
“I just briefly said, “˜If you”re going to live in a country like ours, you”re going to have to learn to tolerate and accept other people’s beliefs and faiths, even if you don’t believe them yourself,– Wilson testified.
“He(Ahmed) said he had become offended at the remarks the boys made and that made him very angry,” Officer John Pepper testified.