Hate crimes? Against Muslims? Shut up.
Posted by cann0nba11 on August 3, 2007
The recent Pace University Hate Crime story should be a non-story. Placing a Koran in a toilet is not a hate crime. In fact, calling it such is a slap in the face to victims of true hate crimes. Being lynched because of the color of your skin; having your head smashed with a cinder block because of the color of your skin; being killed because you are gay… THESE are hate crimes.
Placing a Koran in a toilet is an emotional statement; an act of frustration. It is not a hate crime. Offensive? Perhaps. Funny? Perhaps. A statement? Absolutely. A felony? Hell no. Let’s make a quick comparison:
1) Allah Ak Boom: The printing of this cartoon led to violence by radical Muslims and death threats. An editorial cartoon. In the world of radical Islam you aren’t allowed to editorialize. You are not allowed to think. You are not allowed the luxury of free speech. You live to pray to Allah four times a day and to beat your women if you feel like it. Nobody was sued, nobody went to jail over this, but a few cartoonists went into hiding. Religion of peace? I don’t think so.
2) Holy ‘Water’: This beautiful display was actually a winner of the 1989 Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s “Awards in the Visual Arts” competition. The award was partially sponsored by the NEA (a.k.a. taxpayer-funded), which led to many protests. Liberals jumped to the defense of this as a blatant expression of free speech. I agree that this is offensive, but I also agree that this is free speech. The ‘artist’ knew exactly what he was doing. (IMHO most modern art has more to do with gimmicks and marketing that it does creativity or skill)
3) Pace University – Koran in Toilet: A student placed two Korans in university toilets and is being brought up on hate crime charges. Perhaps this student is frustrated at the psychotic level of Political Correctness afforded to all things Muslim. Perhaps he is frustrated that the press only reports bad news from Iraq and refuses to use the term Muslim when covering news stories about violence caused by Muslims. Is this intimidation? Only if you are a pansy. Intimidation is an attempt to change behavior. What possible action could this student be trying to change?
Now if a student grabbed a Muslim peer and rammed his face into the stall I could see the justification of hate crime charges. If someone took the Koran and beat up a Muslim student with it while shouting derogatory anti-Muslim nastiness at the victim, I could see it. The actual charges just don’t make any sense.
I find it absurd that some Americans will go to such great lengths to defend a group of people hell bent on forcing their way of life on the rest of the world. Especially when these mental midgets are exercising their own barbaric take on free speech while living in America, a country that gives all citizens rights that are capital offenses in the Middle East. For whatever reason we don’t hear in the press about Muslim family honor killings (fathers, brothers or uncles that kill female family members for not being Muslim enough); we don’t hear about the daily horrors that Muslim women suffer at the hand of their Dark Age-minded oppressors. All we seem to hear is some anger management needing Muslim man telling us that Americans are the bad guys, Americans are the oppressors, Americans are the ones that need to change. CAIR, like the ACLU, jumps to the defense of anyone Muslim as long as that person is saying nice things about Allah. Where are the ACLU and CAIR when honest, peace-loving Muslims suffer at the hand of radical Muslims?
Bottom line: Until moderate Muslims stand up and defend themselves and their religion, their lives and ours will be subject to the rantings and violence carried out by the immature man-children known as radical Islamists.