June 19, 2017

How the left politicizes “hate crimes”

Candice MalcolmRebel Contributor

The term "hate crime" is not being applied evenly and its use by the left as a political weapon has become a troubling trend. 

Far-left Muslim activist Linda Sarsour raised $112,000 capitalizing on a supposed hate crime against a Muslim Somali woman. Even though the police report and other news outlets paint a very different picture. 

In France, there is evidence the authorities covered up the murder of a Jewish woman by her Muslim neighbor, who shouted "Allah Akbar" when he threw her off her balcony. 

WATCH my video to learn the details of the cases listed above, and to see what Justin Trudeau's Principal Secretary, Gerald Butts, tweeted about "hate crimes" targeting Canadian Muslims.

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commented 2017-06-21 12:41:58 -0400
Edward Jobin – Most Muslims in Canada do not engage in that behaviour. The link I provided regarding good treatment of non-Muslims was to Seekershub, a Canadian group of Muslim scholars. You’re being simplistic when describing the community.

Drew Wakariuk – Muslim attacks in the Philippines were initially carried out by the Moro National Liberation Front, a more secular organisation which reportedly formed in response to Filipino attempts to annex Sabah, which was part of Malaysia. Another organisation named the Moro Islamic Liberation Front broke away from it, but has since agreed to a cessation of hostilities. Thai Muslims come from the Pattani region which was initially a Muslim sultanate that paid tribute to Thai kings. The British acknowledged this region as part of modern Thailand, which led to its annexation and subsequent terror attacks.

None of this justifies terrorism but still explains why it occurs. Acknowledging the root of the problem is the best way of dealing with it. One of the reasons why I find extremism so problematic is that it motivates reprisals, which then motivates more extremism. Attacks on Israel are an example of this, even though Israeli air raids on Gaza have killed far more than attacks by Palestinians. Lastly, an imam is not necessarily an ‘alim (scholar). They lead prayers at local Mosques, but that doesn’t mean they’ve studied Islamic law and theology for years, as Muslim scholars have done.
commented 2017-06-20 17:37:26 -0400
Muslims do not commit hate crimes!

Islam is the religion of peace and love.

When Muslims murder large crowds of Christians, they do it peacefully and with love in their hearts. They are not hateful and racist like Christians or Jews trying to defend themselves.
commented 2017-06-20 09:58:01 -0400
Sheroz Siddiqui: Oddly enough many cultures have immigrated to Canada without any major problems. Why is it that people would choose to target Muslims? I really can’t think of any other group of immigrants that move into a host country and begin terror attacks or use inflammatory rhetoric against them and then hold rallies questioning if we are being hateful towards them.
commented 2017-06-20 01:43:29 -0400
Shehroz Siddiqui maybe you can explain to me why a Muslim store owner was allowed to attack my stepson with a bat and got away with no charges of any type?
commented 2017-06-20 01:41:03 -0400
Shehroz Siddiqui sorry you are mistaken in many ways. And please tell me why Islam is terrorizing the Philippines and Thailand if it is only about past bombings , and do you say the same for Israel when they are under constant threat and attacked numerous times? And sorry but there are many examples of Imams calling for harm and death to Jews and others and that is never counted as a hate crime for some reason. Go peddle your sad excuses somewhere else.
commented 2017-06-20 00:49:22 -0400
The upside is that as the Lefties over use words they lose their impact. The Lefties think that by labelling everything they don’t like as a "hate crime’ that it gains credence ad becomes more powerful. Actually the opposite happens.as any linguist will tell you. Some words drop out of the language because the semantic range becomes so wide as to to become meaningless.
commented 2017-06-20 00:47:15 -0400
This video is deeply flawed.

Sarsour stated the attack was an ALLEGED hate crime to begin with. Furthermore, there are reports of a man using a racial slur during the attack. Even if this reporting is false, it remains the case that dozens of attacks against Muslims occur in Canada alone, yet this one contested case is chosen for in-depth reporting by Rebel Media to the exclusion of numerous others. If the other attacks were made against Muslims due to their identity, those are undeniably hate crimes. It is a problem that exists.

I find it inconsistent that attacks against Muslims are regarded as a consequence of ISIS terror, yet when air strikes from the western coalition kills a few thousand civilians in Iraq and Syria, the same is not done for terror attacks. Also interesting that this video was uploaded about the same time a man mowed into pedestrians in London shouting “I’m going to kill all Muslims”.

Not sure anyone claimed that attacks on Muslims are a “rampant problem”, but it’s bad if it happens at all. Risk analysis also shows the chances of being killed in terror attacks are low, so even that threat is exaggerated.

You mention the recent killing in France, but fail to point out that hate crimes against both Muslims and Jews have fallen: http://www.france24.com/en/20170201-number-racist-incidents-france-plummets. Some Muslim laypeople attack Jews, yet Muslim scholars are the most well versed in Islamic doctrine, and they state that non-Muslims should be treated well: http://seekershub.org/ans-blog/2014/09/23/is-it-haram-to-befriend-non-muslims/.

Lastly, if liberals are as deeply allied with Muslims as many conservatives claim, then it’s clear that conservative elements are more LIKELY to be involved in hate crimes against Muslims. I cannot easily conceive of a Trudeau supporter engaging in such behaviour.
commented 2017-06-20 00:18:57 -0400
“The term “hate crime” is not being applied evenly "

Yep, and the left cuts itself absolution from every vile thing it accuses it’s enemies of – Alinsky rules – accuse, deny, reproach, repeat. – there’s your whole leftist strategy right there, note reason is not part of this so civil/rational debate is not part of this exchange. If they say you are guilty of their slanders there’s no debating it, you are condemned – this avoids any rational discussion where their accusations/presumptions/theories may stand logical scrutiny and be exposed as wrong, or worse, defamatory. That’s how lefty rolls.

That said, “hate crime” is a abstract construct, it does not exist in the real world. it exists only in the mind and as such cannot be a crime because there is no victim or tangible damage. Hurt feelings, or being offended has no lawful claim as a victim. It is of course an extension of the Alinsky rules to dominate an enemy “Accuse, Deny, Reproach (incriminate)” – of course this is intellectually and morally dishonest, but hey, who are you dealing with on the degenerate left.
commented 2017-06-19 23:59:46 -0400
George Dyer: Sometimes it takes that kid of comment to put things in perspective. Over the last year we have heard some of the leaders say some pretty startlingly callous comments. Imagine if Angela Merkel told Muslims worried about being attacked to just sing Christmas Carols or play the flute. Does anyone really think that would fly with them or in the press ?
commented 2017-06-19 23:54:59 -0400
I don’t give much credence to these numbers either. With these terrorist attacks, 99% carried out by radical Muslims, is it any wonder that there could be some hate directed towards these people. Of course the PC left will always headline these stories as hate crimes & somehow manage to mute the ones perpetrated against Christians & Jews as non existent. Candice, you offered much info with each of your examples & it takes a dumb, stupid person, in my opinion to not agree with you.
commented 2017-06-19 20:39:05 -0400
True Candice, but go check what constitutes a hate crime. I saw verbal insults (everything is an insult to them), attacks by pork products (yeah…), that kind of stupidity. If you remove them, the number falls down to almost nothing. All fabricated lies, and never believe a muslim before checking because their brain is built in a way where it is impossible for them to tell the truth. Based on my own experience.
commented 2017-06-19 20:18:18 -0400
Good job Candice for putting it out there. See if anyone catches on. Maybe crowdfund the one trying to make peace.
commented 2017-06-19 19:13:30 -0400
I agree with others about George Dyer’s post. Excellent.

While reviewing BBC articles about the end of ramadan attack, one mentioned that it took 8 minutes before the police started to refer to it as terrorism. Contrast that with how police determined conclusions regarding terrorism could not be made without careful consideration in the three islamo-fascist attacks prior, which accounted for 65+ dead.
commented 2017-06-19 19:12:15 -0400
Gerald butts should have a cartoon tattooed on his back of Mohammed and then dropped in to a Muslim neighborhood naked from the waist up and blindfolded..
commented 2017-06-19 18:53:30 -0400
The left also loves to decide on what hate is acceptable and what hate is not. Even if they have to make it up.
commented 2017-06-19 18:52:30 -0400
I also see idiots in the UK calling for the death of Tommy Robinson and blaming him for this, but they never say this about radical Imams or anyone else that preaches Jihad. I do see some reasonable left wingers defending him and pointing out the double standard though. It is reassuring.
commented 2017-06-19 18:50:42 -0400
George Dyer NICE!
Alexandra Noble you can already see the left claiming it was a white Christian and having a meltdown on anyone who repeats their platitudes in the case of this attack. They seem to have no trouble labeling and quantifying this attack , but of course they say wait for an investigation and downplay and facts when it comes to Muslim attacks. The hypocrisy of the left is incredible.
commented 2017-06-19 18:48:00 -0400
According to the RCMP in order for something to be labelled a hate crime the event must be a crime as defined by legislated law. Blowing up an airport or running a truck over people is a crime. Yelling “Allah Akbar” while doing it makes it a hate crime. Getting called a name is not a hate crime. It may be rude but it is not a hate crime. The day after Muslim terrorists set off a bomb in the Brussels Airport , a Muslim girl here in Canada reported that some guy bicycling by her called her a name. The CBC gave it full coverage. Prime Minister Doofy told the RCMP to find this evil scoundrel . He also called the girl to console her . Given the number of bogus accusations made by Muslim girls after each terror attack it highly possible that it was just some bullsh*t she made up. Regardless , it was not a crime so it was not a hate crime. Also someone spraying graffiti on a wall is not the same level of crime as someone destroying the headstones in a Jewish cemetery. However the Muslim community will do their best to feign the same level of injury.

I leave you with a quote from Winston Churchill that he wrote in 1899.
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.”
commented 2017-06-19 18:30:48 -0400
We need to help educate the public many of these people behind organizing the anti-Islamophobia marches or protests are in fact Muslim propagandists/apologists pulling one over on the public who are easy targets often assisted by the media in full protect the government from being held accountable for not addressing bad behaviours putting it mildly.
commented 2017-06-19 18:23:57 -0400
George Dyer: Brilliant.
commented 2017-06-19 17:47:41 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,548 Attacks, 216,314 Killed, 297,572 Injured that we know of
commented 2017-06-19 16:45:08 -0400
Calling General Secretary Butts a “hack” is a little bit insulting . . . to hacks.
commented 2017-06-19 16:39:31 -0400
Sad Sack Kahn’s time is numbered, there is a lot of resentment against him and it is growing.

As for the police, I tend to feel a little sympathy toward them. They do their job and they do what they are told, even if doing so is offensive to them. They have Wives and Kids to look after, just like most of us have, or had. Some times they come out looking bad, just for obeying orders.
commented 2017-06-19 16:35:41 -0400
Sadiq Khan managed to publicly say this terrorist attack is an outrage; a complete flip from his usual instructions to get on with it, and terrorism is part and parcel of living in a city. If it was a van driven by Islamic jihadist mowing down Catholics leaving midnight mass on Christmas Eve, Khan wouldn’t be so outraged!
commented 2017-06-19 16:33:28 -0400
Has anyone started a crowdfund for the anti terrorist , proud of his country and wants it kept that way, freedom fighter?
commented 2017-06-19 16:16:19 -0400
In the wake of the recent anti-terrorist attack in London I’m waiting patiently for Mayor Sadiq Khan to reassure me that being run over by a white van is just part and parcel of living in a large city.
commented 2017-06-19 16:12:52 -0400
Excellent report Candace Malcolm.
Linda Sarsour and Gerald Butts are weaving some nasty falsehoods, nothing new for them.

The french police in France should be pressured to acknowledge the murder as hate crime as well. Not calling it what it is will lead to more cover ups!