Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Real Crime

This is from the Religious Freedom Council:

Speaking of Islamic fascism, why aren't the newspapers reporting on the Jihad attack in San Francisco? On Tuesday a Muslim drove his SUV onto the sidewalk next to the Jewish Center killing one man and seriously injuring fourteen more. Although he said afterward that he did this for "Jihad," the San Francisco police are not treating it as a "hate crime" and Islamic spokesmen say he did it because of "stress." Imagine what would have happened if the attack had been against a gay bar instead of the Jewish Community Center! The same kind of attack occurred in North Carolina earlier this year, again with an SUV and again with the driver saying his acts were to "avenge the death of Muslims." His case is not being treated as a "hate crime." Also, in another attack by a Muslim on a Jewish Center in Seattle, Washington, one woman was gunned down and several others were injured, but it is not being treated as a "hate crime." What is a "hate crime"? Pushing away a homosexual who makes a pass at you is a hate crime and you could very well go to jail for it. Killing Jews, on the other hand, is not a hate crime in America.

For example:

Surveillance video recovered by Montreal police shows a masked man throwing a firebomb at the door of an orthodox Jewish school in an attack early Saturday.

Although officials of Jewish groups disagree, police have been unwilling to declare the attack a hate crime. In the absence of graffiti or other other evidence, it is being treated as an unexplained case of arson.

From LGF:

The media is shying away from the subject of whether Omeed Aziz Popal is a Muslim as if it were radioactive. Here’s a story at Mercury News that floats the thoroughly predictable excuse that he was normally kind and pious, but the stress of an arranged Islamic marriage caused him to develop mental illness: Arranged nuptials may have stressed suspect, relatives say.

Relatives of a Fremont man connected to Tuesday’s deadly driving rampage said he may have been distraught after returning recently from Afghanistan without his newlywed wife, who is waiting for a visa.

Omeed Aziz Popal, 29, who sources said was being held by San Francisco police, was normally kind and gentle, said Hamid Nekrawesh, 43, a first cousin in Fremont.

But a recent trip to Afghanistan to participate in an arranged marriage could have caused him a lot of stress, Nekrawesh said.

“He was a very respectful, quiet, nice guy,” Nekrawesh said. “I’ve never seen him do anything violent.”

Friends and relatives said Popal had been hearing voices since returning a month ago from Afghanistan.

“He thought the devil was coming for him,” said Zarghona Ramish of San Jose, who also identified herself as Popal’s cousin.

Afghan community leader Farid Younos said Popal comes from a “decent, pious and respectful” family, devout members of the Abu Bakr Siddiq Mosque in Hayward.

From The Anchoress:

This is becoming an appalling habit in the press and by politicians. An Islamic fundamentalist shoots Jews in a Synagogue, and it’s some sort of random incident. An Islamic fundamentalist uses his SUVto kill people partly in front of a Synagogue, and in what would appear to be a somewhat “Jewish neighborhood” and the press takes a hours to cover the story (probably looking for the appropriate “frame,”) and until someone in authority can be found to sing out, “ROAD RAGE”! Yeah, that’s the ticket! Road rage! Mayor Newsom sees no problem, here…a “relatively young” person, obviously confused! Yes, that’s the ticket!

Omeed Aziz Popal, the poor confused youngster, is 29 years old.

H/T: Mrs A.