While mainstream media coverage of the Times Square almost-bomber has
predictably focused on the fact that he's a Pakistani Muslim, no one
has noted that the hero
of the day - the first street vendor to notice the smoking car - is
also a Muslim. Aliou Niasse, a Senegalese immigrant selling framed
photos of New York yet, told the t-shirt vendor next to him.
"I thought I should call 911, but my English is not very good and I
had no credit left on my phone, so I walked over to Lance." – Niasse