Thursday, March 24, 2011

Anti-Jewish attacks 70% of hate crimes, anti-Muslim attacks 9% of hate crimes -- Senate to hold hearings on "anti-Muslim bigotry"

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Watch for this to be an orgy of Muslim claims of victimhood and demonization of freedom fighters trying to defend Constitutional freedoms against Islamic supremacism. "Senate to hold hearings on Muslims' rights," by Stephen Dinan for the Washington Times, March 22 (thanks to all who sent this in):

Just weeks after House Republicans held a hearing looking at the dangers of radical Muslims in the U.S., Senate Democrats are countering with a hearing of their own, scheduled for after Congress returns from a 10-day vacation, to examine Muslims' civil rights. Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, announced the subcommittee hearing Tuesday, saying there has been a spike in anti-Muslim bigotry in the last year that demands closer attention.

“Our Constitution protects the free exercise of religion for all Americans,” Mr. Durbin said. “During the course of our history, many religions have faced intolerance. It is important for our generation to renew our founding charter’s commitment to religious diversity and to protect the liberties guaranteed by our Bill of Rights.”...

In 2009, the latest FBi statistics available, anti-Islamic hate crimes accounted for 9.3 percent of the 1,376 religiously motivated hate crimes recorded. That's far less than the 70.1 percent that were anti-Jewish.

Guest Comments on JW blog:

Author Profile Page Rick727 | March 23, 2011 8:03 AM | Reply

This is absolutely absurd. These people, through thier ignorance, are laying the foundation for Islam to walk all over us. I'm very disappointed in these elected officials. If they were to study the problem on thier own they would not need to call a special hearing.

I will definitely be writing my congressman and senators about this.
Author Profile Page Canto28 | March 23, 2011 8:16 AM | Reply

One thing this country has to finally get straight: there are no group rights , only individual rights. Unconstitutional exceptions were made (unfortunately IMO, but hopefully temporary) for blacks, but certainly there are no Muslim rights as such. There is only a right to practice a religion as far as it does not conflict with the laws of this secular country, or other rights of individuals (which is why Mormons can't legally have more than one wife). Ultimately this means that Islam cannot fully be practiced here, ever - thank heaven!

Minorities seeking only power & preferences (not justice) typically try to change this but I think the courts will ultimately say no. I'm hopeful that Holder's obnoxious "Justice Dept.", for example, will loose the teacher hajj case.

I think most Muslims probably realize that they & their Islam don't belong in the West as it is, but their hope is to take over the suicidal West demographically out of the cowardice and incompetence of politicians and the weaknesses inherent in Christianity which make so many Christian churches reach out to Islam (which is so much stronger & more militant, and naturally wants to kill apostates) instead of resisting it for its very survival. It's the weaknesses of the West that really worry me.
Author Profile Page Tziona | March 23, 2011 9:48 AM | Reply

In 2009, the latest FBi statistics available, anti-Islamic hate crimes accounted for 9.3 percent of the 1,376 religiously motivated hate crimes recorded. That's far less than the 70.1 percent that were anti-Jewish.

What ya' betting that the majority of those 70% of anti-Jewish hate crime attacks were committed by Muslims?
Author Profile Page Dhavok | March 23, 2011 10:25 AM | Reply

This was my short note to Senator Durbin, sent through his website.

Mr. Durbin,
I believe that you're making a mistake in trying to turn American Muslims into a protected class especially when you reference hate speech and quran burnings. The OIC is still trying to get the UN to accept worldwide limitations on free speech re: Islam and the last thing that the US needs is a Senator making their argument for them. Being American means that you you must be willing to have your feelings hurt occasionally in order to propagate free speech. I do not agree with the quran burners any more than I do with those who burn bibles, any books, or the American flag, (or for that matter, demonstrate at the funerals of American servicemen and women) but our freedoms should allow us to express our opinions by doing those things. When it becomes illegal to voice an opinion, or peacefully demonstrate on any subject, the American ideals of freedom suffer.

I also don't quite understand your statement about the increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes. Going from a high (in 2001) of 481, we've seen in every year since: 155, 149, 156, 128, 156, 115, 105, and 107 in 2009 according to Department of Justice figures. I'm not seeing a statistical increase.
Author Profile Page tanstaafl | March 23, 2011 10:57 AM | Reply

I hear there's Islamophobia all over the place!
Author Profile Page Dhavok replied to comment from tanstaafl | March 23, 2011 11:07 AM | Reply

That's criminal!
Author Profile Page Cao Moo | March 23, 2011 11:07 AM | Reply

Ah to be able to go through life ignoring facts and following fads out of shear emotional sentiment, Oh no global cooling, Nope Global Warming, those poor palestinians they should be allowed to attack those big meanies in isreal, oh no people are turning against islam better do something quick or it will be Nazi Germany all over again.

That is why I always say i a debate the first side to appel to emotion loses. If they cannot back their positiion in facts, they have no ground to stand on.

Oh well the only thing senators like wasting more than money is time.
Author Profile Page angel espinosa replied to comment from Dhavok | March 23, 2011 11:12 AM | Reply

Thank you for writing to the ignorant Islamosympathizer. I shall be writing to him as well. I think we should ALL write to him! And to a few other senators as well.

1 comment:

Prasad said...

I think Israel & Palestinian tensions will end only when Islamic terrorism will ends.