In her latest piece, Never Forget: Muslim Hate Crime Hoaxes, Michele Malkin is quite right, and CAIR, in particular, is a prime offender in this sort of thing. Jihad Watch, an excellent resource for information about CAIR, reminds us of CAIR’s hate crime fails.
CAIR has been found to be guilty of creating “hate crimes”, and “Islamophobia” several times, beginning with the Quba Islam Institute fire.
The possibility of religious targeting brought calls for state and federal investigations from the Texas office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
“Given the unprecedented level of anti-Muslim rhetoric in our society, it would only be prudent to investigate a possible bias motive for this apparent arson attack,” said Ruth Nasrullah, a spokeswoman for the organization.
It always seems to be that things are at an “unprecedented level” according to CAIR, and CAIR’s first reaction to anything is to cry “hate crime probe”. They give plenty of publicity to the story, and get plenty in return by having TV news stations interview them for their opinion, which is always the same.
However, a short time later, the hate crime probe determined it was not a hate crime, but a homeless man trying to stay warm.
“Darryl Ferguson, age 55 of Houston, has been charged with arson. It appears the fire is not a hate crime. Ferguson told reporters at the police station that he was just trying to keep warm and the fire was an accident.
Ferguson approached detectives who were investigating in the area around the Islamic Institute and asked to talk to them, according to ABC13 News in Houston. He is reported to have voluntarily admitted to setting the fire.” http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/02/16/texas-islamic-center-fire-appears-not-to-be-a-hate-crime/
There are no consequences for CAIR constantly crying wolf. They have gotten away with this so many times, why should they stop?
Do you remember the name Shaima Alawadi?
This was the story of a 32 year hijab wearing American Muslim who was bludgeoned to death by her husband, Kassim Alhimidi. A hate crime was staged to cover the murder by leaving a note saying “Go back to your country, you terrorist”.
CAIR, predictable as ever, had this to say-
“But what isn’t being widely reported is that even before Alawadi’s death, San Diego-area Muslims were experiencing a notable increase in discrimination, bullying, and physical assaults, according to the local Council on America-Islamic Relations, or CAIR-San Diego.
In the first quarter of 2012, the number of hostile incidents against Muslims in and around San Diego was nearly equal to the total number of incidents in 2011, according to Hanif Mohebi, director of CAIR-San Diego.
“We’ve seen an increase of reports just in the last few months, including some disturbing bullying of young Muslim students, discrimination in employment, and even harassment in prisons, and not just by fellow prisoners but even by prison guards,” Mohebi said.”
It is always the same with them. Everything is at a crisis point. Percentages are exploding. Rhetoric is causing this all the “animus”.
CAIR capo, Dawud Walid, said
“”Shaima Al-Awadi’s murder, like Trayvon Martin’s, was a senseless murder based upon racial animus,” said Dawud Walid, an African-American Muslim leader from Detroit who is executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “We must come together as a society to have frank discussions about the toxic rhetorical environment which we currently live in that leads to such wanton violence.””
Exactly the same as what they are saying today about Donald Trump.
Al-Awadi’s brutal murder became a cause celebre, and fused with the Trayvon Martin shooting as a symbol of injustice, as well as an opportunity to find solidarity with Muslims by donning a hijab.
The music died, however, when it became increasingly clear that Al-Awadi was killed by her husband, and son, in an act of domestic violence, and not for wearing a hijab. One can see the arc of progression from striking a blow against an unjust system, to “even if it is about domestic violence, it won’t change our course”, to, at last, “it’s finally over”.
And, she was never spoken of again.
Here is CAIR washing their hands of her.
“Recently new evidence has come to light that suggests the Alawadi household may have been in a state of turmoil – with the discovery of paperwork for divorce, and a teenage daughter distraught over her pending arranged marriage, it seems what was initially viewed as a possible hate crime is now being portrayed as a case of domestic violence.”
“Regardless of whether the brutal attack on Alawadi was fueled by anti-Muslim sentiment or triggered by domestic disputes within the family, the case has brought significant attention to the inequality that prevails in American culture. It has highlighted the dangers of allowing hateful rhetoric and bigotry to go unpunished, and the fatal consequences that can result. No doubt those who would like to deny the prevalence of hate crimes, racism, and bigotry in the United States will use the new information in the Alawadi case to further damaging stereotypes, such as the oppression of women in Islamic communities, and detract from the xenophobic sentiment that exists in this country. This is what makes movements such as “Hoodies and Hijabs” and “One Million Hijabs For Shaima Alawadi” so important – these movements have proven that, no matter the discrepancies that have surfaced in recent days, an overwhelming percent of the American public is willing to take a stand and act as a loud voice for minority communities that are faced so often with injustice in the name of hate.”
Well, of course the story was about “inequality that prevails in American culture”. It has to be. It can’t be about domestic violence, otherwise, there would be no need for CAIR. They say this to stay relevant, even if it means making things up like Islamophobia.
They even encourage Islamophobia, such as in the case of “Clock“ boy.
Middle School administration acted decisively when they were alerted that student Ahmed Mohamed had brought something to school that could be mistaken for a bomb. There is a picture of Ahmed at the police station, in hand cuffs, glaring defiantly at the camera. Ahmed was protesting too much. Despite having a record of disciplinary issues, including a suspension, he claimed he was being persecuted, not for being a bratty smart aleck, but for being a Muslim.
This child’s narrative went super nova; even then U.S. Attny General, Loretta Lynch got involved, demanding a full investigation. Ahmed was showered with: sympathy, support, gifts, and invitations to appear on TV, to meet the President, and go to school at MIT. All for lying about religious persecution.
For this, for lying about religious persecution, CAIR awarded Ahmed, “Muslim of the Year”. http://abc7chicago.com/news/ahmed-mohamed-given-award-by-cair/1039615/