Fake Hate Crimes: An Islamist Weapon

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Over the recent Fourth of July weekend, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) interviewed attendees of the 47th annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention about their experiences in dealing with “Islamophobia.” Shortly afterwards, on July 6, CAIR called on the FBI to investigate an act of arson at a Georgia mosque, saying that hate crimes were increasing because of a “vocal minority in our society promoting anti-Muslim bigotry.” The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) referred to it as one of the “incidents of Islamophobia [that] are on the rise in this country.” However, police later arrested a Muslim suspect.

As Daniel Pipes has documented for years, Islamist organizations in the West are quick to label crimes as anti-Muslim hate crimes as part of their effort to make Muslims feel under attack and to paint themselves as Muslims’ protectors. For example, immediately following the Fort Hood shooting, CAIR asked Muslims to respond by donating to it. “We need financial help to meet these crises and push back against those who seek to score political points off the Muslim community in the wake of the Fort Hood tragedy,” the fundraising pitch read. To no one’s surprise, an anti-Muslim backlash did not ensue.

Cutting through the propaganda requires understanding the ways in which crimes are misrepresented as hate crimes — and why. There are two main culprits to consider: Muslims who stage fake hate crimes and Islamist organizations that seek to exploit them.

Why would anyone fabricate a hate crime against himself or his mosque? History indicates a pair of common motives.

In some cases, the faker has an obvious political goal of demonstrating the supposed prejudice against Muslims. A classic example occurred in 2008, when a 19-year-old female Muslim student named Safia Z. Jilani at Elmhurst College in Illinois claimed that she had been pistol-whipped in a campus restroom by a male who then wrote “Kill the Muslims” on the mirror. The alleged attack occurred just hours after she spoke at a “demonstration called to denounce the anti-Islamic slurs and swastika she had discovered … in her locker.” A week later, however, authorities determined that none of this had taken place and she was charged with filing a false police report.

Similar incidents recently unfolded overseas. A Muslim community leader in London named Noor Ramjanally reported that he had been kidnapped by members of the quasi-fascist British National Party; he also said that he had received death threats and his home had been firebombed. His claim received widespread attention, causing him to boast, “I have got the whole UK Muslim community behind me now.” Ramjanally later was arrested for faking the crime. Furthermore, last year in Australia, a prominent imam, Taj Din al-Hilali, told police that his mosque had been vandalized. When confronted with the security tape, which shows that he is the one who kicked in the door, he insisted that it had been manipulated.

In other cases, individuals are driven to fabricate hate crimes not for political reasons, but to cover up more mundane criminal activity. Take the bizarre story of Musa and Essa Shteiwi, Ohio men who received media attention in 2006 after reporting several attacks on their store, the third being with a Molotov cocktail. A fourth “attack” then occurred, when an explosion was set off and badly burned the father and son, injuries from which they later died. CAIR highlighted it as a hate crime. However, investigators found that the two had set off the explosion themselves after they poured gasoline in preparation for another staged incident and one of them foolishly lit a cigarette. The pair had hired a former employee to carry out the previous attacks as part of an insurance fraud scheme.

Now let us turn to the motives of groups such as CAIR for exaggerating the prevalence of hate crimes against Muslims.

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  • http://www.worldthinktank.net Lance Winslow

    Indeed, this entire issues with the NYC mosque near ground zero appears to be a hate-baiting media made event. And we've seen so much race-baiting, and gotcha! PC games in the last few years, it's amazing that anyone falls for it. Worse, our media is blowing this thing out of proportion and causing more angst on both sides needlessly. It's obvious what is going on here. Our freedoms are being used to undermine our society. Think.

    • KDM

      Why do you think many Muslims tend to specialize in law? They have been spending years in the US, Britain, and Canada studying their laws so they can use them against them in a bid to take over.

  • Gamaliel Isaac

    Isn't it interesting that the group that has the most hate crimes committed against it is not the Muslims but the group the Muslims hate most, the Jews.

    • kafir4life

      Interesting, yes…..but if you don't hate the Jews, you're an islamophobe….straight up.

    • Paul Ashley

      … and also interesting that those hate crimes against Jews are most often committed by … Muslims!

      • trickyblain

        And your source is?

  • LaVallette


    • Jeff

      Hey, I like your name there. Does anyone know there history here? Jean Parisot De la Vallette kicked the crap out of the Ottomen Turks in there attempt to conquer Malta. A real hero which this world needs more of these days.

    • Paul Ashley

      Exactly what struck me first, LaVallette, and akin to what David Horowitz's tells us his former compatriots on the Left continue to practice, "lying for justice".

  • kafir4life

    muslims need not fear a violent backlash from Non-muslims. Why? Because Non-muslims don't behave like muslims.

    • davarino

      You mean like animals. Like third world backwoods retards. I dont understand, if they like it so much where they came from, why dont they go back, cause we aint changin this country to be like the sh@# holes they came from.

      UH Oh, look at me, I got bated. You know this is how my wife does it. She will piss me off and bate me into saying something I shouldnt then somehow magically I am the bad guy.

      It doesnt matter, the bad guys always lose.

  • kafir4life

    Did you know that it is considered TWO cases of BIAS when TWO muslimas (female muslims) were made to leave their backpacks at the counter of a video store. EVERYBODY has to leave their bags at the front counter, but asking two muslimas (female muslims) to do the same as everybody else is TWO BIAS INCIDENTS…..unless you are a muslima (female muslim) and are above reproach.

    muslims will get respect when they deserve respect instead of demanding it. Until then…..
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  • http://netzero.com Steve Chavez

    Why are moderate Muslims silent? Out of 1.2 billion Muslims, how many are moderates? Are there 1000, 10,000, 100,000, 1,000,000 moderates? HOW MANY ARE WILLING TO SPEAK UP AGAINST THE HIJACKING OF THEIR RELIGION BY EXTREMISTS?

    "Why are moderate Muslims silent?" Could it be because they are afraid of the their "peace-loving, understanding, tolerant" Muslim brothers who would feel it was their duty, according to the Koran, to cut their heads off, commit honor killings, throw them out in the street and set them on fire while still alive, cut their hands,ears, and tongues off?


    • hrayspitz

      IMHO, "moderate" Muslims resemble "moderate" Germans during WWII. Sure, they weren't Nazi Party members, but they still paid the taxes, worked in the factories, served in the Wehrmacht, or were recruited into the Volksgrendiers as things grew desperate.
      There is no reason to trust moderate Muslims any more than we trust "extremist" Muslims.

    • aspacia

      Their religion was not hijacked. It is all in the Qu'ran and hadiths.

    • Paul Ashley

      There are truly moderate Muslims who speak out, men like Zuhdi Jasser, Raheel Raza and Tarek Fatah. The sad thing is that even those who call out "where are the moderate muslims?" ignore them when they do speak out and instead kowtow to the radicals who would destroy them.

  • KDM

    What I am about to say will not be popular, nor will it probably be accepted, but it IS the truth. The war that Serbia waged years ago was against Islam. They were victims of a high-tech jihad aided and abetted by the United States, NATO, and in some cases, unwittingly, the press.

    Fake massacres, mass graves, and 'rapes' were repeatedly lied about and the press repeated them, not bothering to investigate. How many still talk about the 'massacre' of Srebenica even though it's a proven hoax? How many still refer to the Serbian people's war against jihad as a "genocide"?

    So yes, as a Serbian I know first-hand how Muslims fake hate crimes and lie about victimization. There is a popular Muslim saying that translates to "He cried but hit me first", meaning that the one doing the perpetrating is the one doing the loudest whining. That, to me, sums up Islam's response to anyone who dares stand up against it.

    • stephencuz

      And now you have the UN forces standing by to allow Albanian infiltration and desecration of Churches, crimes against innocent civilians, etc., while prohibiting Serbians from repelling such attacks. Nice set up for the Islamists. Who do you complain to the UN? LOL. The majority of the UN is Islamists or Islamist supporters!

      • KDM

        It is no mistake that the Albanian Muslims have gone after the Serbian people and Kosovo, because Kosovo is like the Serbian Jerusalem. It is the Christian Orthodox training center of the world, with monasteries that are older than some countries. For decades, Albanians have given rewards to kill Orthodox priests. They then use the severed heads as soccer balls. I've concluded that Clinton and the US, as well as NATO, know exactly what is going on and that they are encouraging it because they want to foster Islam. I just can't figure out WHY they want to ram Islam down the throats of the rest of the world.

    • aspacia

      Do you have valid support? I teach with two Serbian teachers and they mentioned the fact that Muslims did commit massacres and so did the Serbs, however, no mention was made regarding Muslim publishing fake massacres.

  • Marilyn

    I learned all I need to know about Islam on 9-11. I challenge anyone to Show me I am wrong.

  • blotto

    We wouldn't be having this conversation nor would we be worrying about Islam and terrorists if it weren't for the lily, white progressive left and their Faustian deal they made with Islam. They both hate America and western values and traditions. So they joined forces to destroy America.

    Islam has be aided and abetted by the left to fight an insidious and silent war against America from within. They, under the tutelege of the left, use the courts and the willing sycophants of the MSM to silence us and allow Sharia to creep into our economy, judiciary, legislature and body politic,

    Ask yourselves would their many jihadist training grounds be allowed to exist were it not for a willing MSM? Would their cries of bias be heard were it not for the MSM? Would we not live with the fear of home grown terrorism striking us were it not for the MSM?

  • blotto

    Islam only understands power and strength. Why do you think they continue to fight against overwhelming odds in Afghanistan and Iraq? They know we cannot fight them as we did in WWII-with all our might. They know we will weaken first.

    The same can be said about our society. They will keep chipping away at our flanks. They are only doing what they are told and using their instincts. If we had any stones as a nation we would have rolled up the MSM and cut off Islam at its knees here and abroad.

  • sflbib

    Re: "…a 19-year-old female Muslim student named Safia Z. Jilani at Elmhurst College in Illinois claimed that she had been pistol-whipped in a campus restroom by a male who then wrote 'Kill the Muslims' on the mirror. The alleged attack occurred just hours after she spoke at a 'demonstration called to denounce the anti-Islamic slurs and swastika she had discovered … in her locker.' A week later, however, authorities determined that none of this had taken place and she was charged with filing a false police report."

    Was Charley Rangel her attorney?

  • sflbib

    What they claim shouldn't be taken with a grain of salt; it should be taken with a BAG of salt:


    "CAIR has some fifty thousand members," [CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim] Hooper contends.

    In fact, the actual figure is one-tenth that size – 5,1 33 – according to internal CAIR records.

    After the Washington Times reported in 2007 that CAIR's membership was rapidly shrinking due to negative publicity over its terror ties, CAIR accused the "right-wing" newspaper of "falsely suggesting there has been a drop."

    "Our membership is increasing steadily," [CAIR Executive Director Nihad] Awad insisted.

    "Support for CAIR has grown," Hooper added.

    Two months later, CAIR filed a court brief in which it acknowledged membership indeed was down, blaming it on bad publicity from the Holy Land terror trial. It pleaded with the judge hearing the case to strike its name from the list of co-conspirators.

    "This negative reaction by the American public can be seen in the decline of membership rates and donations resulting from the government's publicizing of CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator," CAIR attorney Moffitt wrote in the brief.

    Among the proof he submitted to the court was the same Washington Times article Hooper just two months earlier had trashed as false and biased. Apparently even CAIR's lawyers can't keep up with CAIR's lies.


    — "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that's Conspiring to Islamize America" by Gaubatz and Sperry

    They also document how Muslims have infiltrated various government agencies such as the FBI. This syndrome is all part of the Islamic belief that two conflicting statements can both be true at the same time.

  • Wesley69

    Muslim extremists are playing by the same rules as Obama and his cronies, Saul Alinsky's Book For Radicals

    "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules." This is how they use our rights and religious beliefs against us. We start to apologize for perceived injustices and seek compromise, which is exactly the strategy of silent, quiet jihad.

    Here are some others:
    "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and utilizing all events for your purpose."
    "If you push a negative enough, it will break through into its counterside… every positive has its negative."
    'Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Obama and his cohorts are quiet skilled when it comes to achieving their ends by any means. The same can be said of "so-called" moderate Imams, who are pushing for the Cordoba Mosque near Ground Zero.

    What we need to do, if we plan to combat Radical Islam and Obama successfully, is recognize what they are doing and the same tactics against them. Some say this means going down in the mud with them, but if your society, its democratic freedoms are at stake what are you going to do? Are you going to say, well we lived according to our principles, but unfortunately we live under Sharia Law now?

  • ChrisLA

    We should coin a new phrase, "offensive victimhood," for a trait which actually began 1,400 years ago. The first Islamic terror attack occurred in 623 when Muhammad's raiders attacked a Quraysh caravan at Nakhlah during a sacred month when such raids were prohibited. Booty and hostages were captured, and one Quraysh was killed. After demurring over this serious violation of local custom, Muhammad finally claimed the stolen goods and ransom money, declaring, "They ask you about the sacred month. Say: 'To fight in this month is a grave offence; but to debar others from the path of Allah, to deny Him, and to expel His worshippers from the Holy Mosque, is far more grave in His sight. Idolatry is worse than carnage.' " (Surah 2:217) Of course, the men in the caravan had done nothing to oppose Islam, Muhammad, or his followers. The victimhood was just an excuse for their aggression. This repeats with almost every terror attack right up to today. (See Ibn Ishaq, page 287 and al-Tabari, Vol. VII, pages 18-23)

  • Andres de Alamaya

    My gut keeps telling me that eventually there will be riots in America as they have in India every so often because their 150 million muslims frequently become so insufferable. Peaceful Americans who have never harmed a fly will form angry mobs to destroy mosques and burn down offices that house Muslim organizations, etc. Will they be hate crimes? Some might categorize them as such. Others will say they were liberating actions to free Muslims from their oppressive religion which makes their lives miserable wherever they live.

    • richard

      i doubt americans enmasse would ever have the courage to organise and rebel, or act in similar fashion. it's been bred out of us.

  • azztech2step

    What we have here… is a failure to eradicate.

    That we would do, we should do when we would.

  • http://www.bigpicweblog.com Vik Rubenfeld

    I recently posted "A Brief Introduction To Islam, Using The Words Of The Islamic Holy Texts", at http://tinyurl.com/25wupyr. It has already been linked by nfideltaskforce.webs.com/.

  • Gregg

    What do you expect from a political system that demands that you lie, cheat, steal, murder, imprison and rape the children of all others??
    Come on stupid. islam is the toilet of the world and needs to be flushed. There are no honorable muslims, only quiet ones waiting for their time to murder and rape with consequences.

    • Jeff

      I disagree that there are no moderates, yesterday Mark Levin had Zudi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy on his program and the guy was totally against the mosque, thought the Imam was a total fraud and sounded perfectly resonable and modrate to me. But with that said , I will agree that there are few moderates out there.

      • richard

        well that's 2.

  • MsJuJuB

    Ah, Islam, the politico-religion of perpetual outrage. I see the intended Islamic "community" center in lower Manhatten as a glass and steel Trojan horse that will entice the youth into it's ideological deceit. Come one, come all to our community center "youth" programs, sporting events, music, outings and other forms that permit the passive propaganda of Islam and Sharia to be shared and embraced by the gullible and uninformed.

  • ViewPoint

    Fake claims of bigotry, racism etc. only occur because of the absence of genuine, legitimate incidents. This is exactly what occurred with accusations of racism against the Tea Party. The accusers got tired of waiting, hoping for real incidents to occur… so, they lost their patience and began staging them. They've been caught numerous times. Clearly, if the accusations were valid, there would be no need to stage them. In the end, they were exposed and subsequently proved the exact opposite.

  • rilchard

    more to come 2012 elections

  • topperj

    The Muslims have been paying attention. They have seen Blacks make wild claims, often at Universities and Colleges, about racists acts. These acts, more often than not, are perpetrated by the claimant him/herself. The classic case is that of Tawana Brawley. What is surprising is that they haven't learned that we almost always find out the alleged attack is a hoax.

  • Tyler520

    Just further evidence that Islam resembles an organized criminal syndicate rather than a religion

  • ArchonPrime

    Michael Enright is a pro-Ground Zero mosque liberal operative.

    "Enright was a volunteer for Intersections International, a Manhattan-based group that promotes peace among different religions."

    Michael Enright is a film student at the School o…f Visual Arts in Manhattan and has been working with the Intersection International, an interfaith and multicultural effort which seeks to promote justice and peace.

    The project's website is strongly supportive of the Cordoba House project in lower Manhattan and videos of its leader, Imam Faisel Rauf, are posted on their website."

    Michael Enright an AGENT PROVOCATEUR trying to create the appearance that there is "real" bias against muslims in NYC.


  • http://universalgeni.wordpress.com/ Universalgeni

    Vi have a mosque in Denmark that was vandalized once. Turned out to be a sunni/shia issue. The press screamed racism instantly. When the truth came out they labelled the criminal "mentally disturbed". A leftist who had been screaming louder that the rest said the in the principle, he was right because the vandal could have been a Dane. :-(

    No Dane ever vandalized a mosque…

  • Jenny Means

    Just by going up to a someone and peacefully talking to them you can be the victim of a hate crime. You can be charged with a hate crime. To liberal judges, who have obvious contempt for the US Constitution & care less that you thought you were protected by it, just going up and talking to someone is the crime of stalking. And how are you suppose to talk to someone if going toward them is stalking? You are right, you can't! Freedom of speech is gone. Understand, you have never even seen this person before in your life. Just the act of moving toward someone is now stalking. Not only that but in places where there is shari law and Muslims are considered superior to nonMuslims, Muslims can and do committ real felons with complete impunity making up terrible lies about their victims. They are really committing jihad against you, and no one wants to believe it, not even the victim. So, in conclusion, to protect you and your loved ones remember: AMERICA IS DEAD. THERE IS NOT FREE SPEECH IN ALL PARTS OF AMERICA! Also, some Muslims (most would never do such a thing) will commit jihad on you and lie about you with complete impunity.