Today, I read a story that raised the hair on the back of my neck. That lead to reading some older posts on Michelle Malkin's blog (www.michellemalkin.com) about the same issue. What's the issue?
Mohammed Abu Hannoud, a regular at a Tempe mosque, claimed a hate crime was committed at the mosque on the 6th anniversary on the 9/11 attacks. What was the crime? Three men, all wearing shirts from the same plumbing company (and apparently driving a vehicle emblazoned with the company's logo) walked into the mosque and "insulted" him. He asked the three men to remove their shoes before entering the prayer hall, but they continued to "insult" him, asking him "what [he] hid in the room" while they laughed and made "profane hand gestures." They also "made negative comments about muslim children passing by."
Ahmed Squeirat--the imam at the mosque--took photos of the three men and their vehicle, and the mosque security camera got shots as well. But apart from "obscene language and hand gestures" as described, nothing was done. No physical damage, no outright threats, not even a veiled threat. Three Americans came into a mosque looking for trouble, and without finding any, they left without causing any damage.
But the imam and other mosque leaders are claiming that a hate crime has been committed. They called not only the Tempe PD but also the FBI.
Okay...I'm getting tired of this crap. Hate crime? Three guys come in, verbally insult someone, maybe offer the one-fingered salute, and it's a hate crime? What was damaged? What property was defaced? Who was threatened? Who was assaulted?
Not even one verbal threat was made--not even a veiled one. The three men basically just walked in and made fun of these people. This happens regularly in some churches of other religions; they call the police, make a report and let it go. They don't call it a hate crime, call the FBI and the media, and bitch about it!!!
Remember the six imams removed from a flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix? They later sued not only US Airways, but also three of the so-called "John Does" who complained about their behavior. The imams were reportedly speaking to each other in Arabic, praying loudly, and chanting "Allahu Akbar!" (god is great) after prayers in the terminal. They continued their strange behavior once on the plane, first by continuing to speak to each other in Arabic, then to insist on different seating arrangements (putting them in pairs at various positions in the plane from the front to the back, just as the 9/11 hijackers did), then asking for seat belt extensions--even though not one of them was overweight. One of the "John Does" who complained was another Arabic-speaking Muslim who understood what they were saying and to this day contends that they were talking about how great the hijackers were. They were first asked to leave the plane, then upon refusing, were met by security who escorted them off the plane (no handcuffs) and they were promptly arrested by police (who still didn't handcuff the men).
Note, there were no handcuffs involved--but the imams claimed later that they were handcuffed and "dragged" off the plane. A blatant and outright lie.
CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) represented the imams in several civil suits, one of which named the regular citizens (including the one who understood the Arabic rantings) who told flight attendants they were extremely uncomfortable with the actions of the men. After much public outrage, they dropped the suit against the "John Does;" but they won against the airline, only because the airline settled as it was cheaper than fighting it in court.
That was on 20 Nov 2006. In March of this year, Spc. Craig Perkins, a National Guarsdsman who'd spent a significant amount of time in Iraq, found himself being insulted by young muslim men who lived in the apartment complex where he lived with his girlfriend in Clarkston, just outside Atlanta. He recognized spitting noises, hand gestures, and the showing and waving of the bottom of shoes (all of which are serious insults to infidels in Iraq and other parts of the Mideast) that the young muslim men were doing when he walked by; he was easily recognizable as he lived there while he served in the Guard and was frequently seen in uniform. Then one day in March, two of these young muslims attacked him in the doorway of his apartment; he fired a warning shot to keep them away, then had to shoot one, but shot him in the leg.
The muslims who instigated the attack ran out to the parking lot and told police that's where the shooting took place. Perkins spent 15 hours in jail while police investigated and found blood spatter all over the doorway and down the sidewalk outside Perkins' apartment. The judge, on police advice, released Perkins and police arrested the muslims involved. I still can't find out what the outcome was, but I'd sure as hell like to know. CAIR was planning a lawsuit before the punk who'd been shot had even gotten out of the hospital.
(And the brat walked out of the hospital.)
Our enemies know perfectly well how to get to us, and they're doing it well. They're doing it right under our noses and the news that would alert us to the silent war they're waging isn't even making it to our front lawn. Why? It's politically incorrect to commit the horrid act of "racial profiling."
Someone please tell me...who else is trying to blow us to kingdom come? 80-year-old ladies? Kids on field trips? FBI agents with credentials? No. It's MUSLIMS. I'm sure there are plenty of people who are muslim and don't want America destroyed. But having read both the Qur'an and the Hadith, I'm more inclined to believe that the majority of Mideast muslims support jihad against America.
The three men who walked into the Tempe mosque and openly insulted the imam were wrong for what they did. I don't condone looking for trouble with someone who really hasn't done anything. But the more noise those people make about this, the more they insist that what happened was a "hate crime" punishable by jail time and fines, the more I'm going to believe they're just in it for jihad. Jihad can be fought a lot of different ways, and like it or not, this is one of them.
I'm a lesbian; I get flipped off, cussed out, flashed (often by guys who have nothing to show, believe me), and have even been threatened and assaulted outside gay bars. I know when it's time to call the cops and when it's time to just leave. If these guys were causing such a problem, the thing to do would have been to call the police, ignore the twits, and wait for the police to arrive. Don't cry about it after the fact when a crime has not been committed.
What I like is the FBI's response: "Someone seen as rude does not rise to the level of a federal hate crime unless there was some kind of threat involved." (Deborah McCarley, special agent, FBI)