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with all of the islamist terror attacks on westerners, there (thank God) have been few attacks against the muslim community .. 2010 Feb

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Submitted by Phil Greend (Canada), Feb 26, 2010 at 20:06

There have been huge numbers of islamist terror attacks against Israel, the West, and other muslims. Yet with all of the extreme number of bigoted crimes committed by islamists, and the silence of many many more muslims, there have been only a very small number of hate crimes against muslims.

Yes there are large numbers of anti Jewish attacks, and beatings of Black people, crimes against homosexuals and many other minority groups, but not very many against musllms. True even one attack against even one muslim or any one is an outrage, there are not a lot of crimes against muslims.

This takes on a weird double meaning, firstly there are many islamists who openly call for the death of all Jews, Christians, Hindus, and others, additionally there are many muslims who remain stone cold quiet about these islamists calling for death in the name of allah. Secondly the Jews, Christians ,Hindus and others are certainly not attacking muslims, and not calling for crimes against muslims. When there are crimes against muslims ( not the dreamed up ones of a certain islamist terror supporting group that pretends to care about civil rights ) but real crimes, the larger Jewish, Christian, Hindu population is sickened not happy.

Each fake hate crime detours our attention from real injustice . . . such as real hate crimes, or yet another rocket attack on Israel by islamists, or yet another suicide bombing killing many by islamists in the name of allah or . . ... well the list could go on for a long long time.


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with all of the islamist terror attacks on westerners, there (thank God) have been few attacks against the muslim community .. 2010 Feb [262 words]Phil GreendFeb 26, 2010 20:06169429
akram khan [37 words]girl who knowsOct 16, 2009 04:06163147
"Hate crimes" against the Muslims [103 words]l. DavisNov 6, 2007 10:08113196
I'm confused. [39 words]SoapScumBuildupMay 29, 2006 17:3746649
Necessary exposure [34 words]S.C PandaSep 10, 2004 05:5516884
Thanks [155 words]Aubrey SteeleSep 7, 2004 19:5716756
Some facts seem at odds with arson guilt [202 words]Roger ChapellSep 6, 2004 09:5416697
Framing the Victim [136 words]AJJan 30, 2007 19:5816697
Another case of screaming "injustice" [56 words]Rebecca WilkinAug 28, 2004 07:1116563
Very stupid arsonist [121 words]a.festineAug 27, 2004 15:1716549
The Problem With Islamic Authorities [66 words]A readerAug 27, 2004 13:2016544
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w/response from Daniel Pipes
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Main Stream media. [39 words]Chard JeromeAug 25, 2004 20:1816495
Hate Crimes [272 words]Peter J. HerzAug 25, 2004 20:0816494
Boobs and dupes [74 words]Dave MitchellAug 25, 2004 17:5116493

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