The Senate can't seem to repeal ObamaCare. Or get much of anything done. But it found time for important matters like this... as Judith Bergman at Gatestone reveals.
On April 4, 2017, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 118, "Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States". The resolution was drafted by a Muslim organization, EmgageUSA (formerly EmergeUSA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).
The resolution includes the claim that...
Whereas, in 2015, hate crimes targeting Muslims in the United States increased by 67 percent, reaching a level of violence targeting Muslim Americans that the United States had not experienced since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
There's also boilerplate language about anti-Semitism and hate crimes in general.
Kamala Harris, Feinstein, Susan Collins and Rubio introduced it. And the Islamists credited them.
"Thanks to the hard work of Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Susan Collins and Senator Kamala Harris we have achieved the approval of Senate Resolution 118, an anti-hate crimes bill drafted by Emerge-USA."
Emerge USA is exactly what you would expect from Islamists.
Over the years, EMERGE has held a number of events at terror-linked mosques, like: (a) Masjid Al-Qassam (a.k.a. Islamic Community of Tampa), which was founded by Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami al-Arian, and (b) Masjid Darul Uloom (based in Pembroke Pines, Florida), where “Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla was a student and the late al-Qaeda Global Operations Chief Adnan el-Shukrijumah was a prayer leader. EMERGE has also sponsored speeches made by various Muslim extremists, such as Sayed Ammar Nakshawani, who has called for the destruction of Israel.
EMERGE's executive director, Nauman Sabit Abbasi, is the president of public relations for the Islamic Foundation of South Florida (IFSF), a radical mosque that seeks to “establish a powerful base for the growth of Islam in North America,” and whose youth leader once wrote on the Internet: “[Y]es, Allah ... has Decreed that we will over-take the World in numbers…” Abbasi's Facebook page urged to people to “support the true leadership of the world who are at war with Zoinists.”
So why introduce the resolution and what is the agenda? Judith Bergman asks.
Why would the House of Representatives find it necessary to make such redundant statements, if not in order to redefine the concept of a hate crime? Perhaps by including "hate speech"?
And she notes that...
On May 6, EmgageUSA published the following on its Facebook page: "Representative Barbara Comstock, second term Republican from Virginia's 10thDistrict is teaming up with EmergeUSA and MPAC to successfully pass a House Resolution which condemns ethnic, religious and racial hate crimes."
The Senate unanimously passed its version. And this shows once again that Islamist groups are still managing to get their claws into Republicans.
Meanwhile an MPAC piece credits ADL involvement. And that would figure.