• Jim Simpson

Muslim Brotherhood Groups Demand Hate Crimes Legislation: Maybe They Should Stop Hating First

Updated: Mar 12

A recent article in Middle East Eye describes Muslims flexing their muscle in Annapolis by lobbying the legislature to enact "hate crimes" legislation. This is such fraud. The FBI compiles hate crime statistics annually. Every year -- even right on the heels of 9-11 -- hate crimes against Muslims are at the bottom of the list. Look at the table below that compares stats for 2001 and 2017. The number of "Anti-Islamic" hate crimes trails all others, and are insignificant by comparison.

As indicated by the table, attacks on Jews are more than double that of Muslims. Even anti-White crimes are greater. But overall, hate crimes comprise a tiny proportion (0.08 percent) of total crimes every year. The problem arises, of course, with situations like the Tree of Life synagogue attack and other mass shootings. The only one of this type in the U.S. possibly related to Muslims was the 2012 Wisconsin Sikh Temple attack, where 7 worshipers were killed in a possible case of mistaken identity, i.e. the shooter may have thought he was attacking Muslims. We will never know his true motives as he committed suicide on the scene. But like most of these lunatics, he had serious problems. He had received a general discharge from the Army after a string of disciplinary issues - something they often give to undesirables instead of the more damaging dishonorable discharge. He was also a loner, a drunk and a neo-Nazi.

Of course, skeptics are going to mention the Christ Church, New Zealand attack, where a single man, Brenton Tarrant went on a shooting spree, killing 51 defenseless Muslim worshipers. He went to great pains to paint himself as a white supremacist, though his "manifesto" was thoroughly confusing on what he actually considered himself to be. What Tarrant did make clear, but the media studiously overlooked, is that he was a member of the National Bolshevik Party, a creation of the Kremlin that has worked to join neo-Nazi groups with Communists in a grand alliance to defeat the West. This attack was very likely a Kremlin-sponsored effort to sow division and cause an anti-gun backlash. The latter was the impact in New Zealand, where the prime minister immediately banned "all military style semi-automatic weapons" and high capacity magazines. Tarrant claimed his goal was to trigger an anti-gun backlash in the U.S. that would lead to civil war.

So while that was indeed a tragic event, many questions have not been answered about the true motive for the attack. In the meantime, Islamic terrorism has become an alarmingly frequent aspect of today's America and the world. And there is no mistaking the motives of the many attackers, despite the attempts by Islamic organizations to distance themselves from the events and claim they are not representative of true, peaceful Islam. That may be the case, but if so, Islam is the most widely misunderstood religion in the world.

In the meantime, ISIS and Al Shabaab terrorists recruited directly from the American Muslim community at the same time groups like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) were warning Muslims not to speak with the FBI. CAIR was roundly criticized by Somali Muslims in Minnesota -- ground zero for Islamic terror recruitment in the U.S. Muslims who opposed this recruitment accused CAIR of hindering investigations, even protesting CAIR, chanting, “CAIR out! Doublespeak out!”

Relatives of a Minnesota Somali killed in Somalia said CAIR is "supporting the groups we suspect of recruiting our kids. We refuse to be silent.” Abdirizak Bihi, a Minnesota Somali, testified before the U.S. Congress. He said, “CAIR held meetings for some members of the community and told them not to talk to the FBI…" Meanwhile, "Somali American Muslim mothers… were knocking on doors day and night with pictures of their missing children and asking for the community to talk to law enforcement…"

Following the Islamic terrorist attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Bihi stated, “I tried to warn America," but he said CAIR worked hard to stop him, even calling him an “Islamophobe” in their September 2013 report on “Islamophobia.”

Instead of aiding U.S. law enforcement and working to stem the tide of Islamic terrorism, like it would if it were really concerned about "hate crimes," and improving the image of American Muslims, CAIR and its cronies call anyone who criticizes them "Islamophobes," and attempts to silence them with threats, doxxing and smears. It would be a joke were it not so damaging to the relations between the Muslim community and the rest of America, which bends over backwards to welcome and assimilate them. Let's be clear here: Muslims suffer at the hands of organizations like CAIR almost as much as the rest of us. Muslims have been loyal members of our military, some have informed on terrorists, putting themselves at great risk in the process.

CAIR seeks to inflame and exploit religious animosities for its own political purposes. I have written about CAIR's naked efforts to divide our nation with this Leninist salt-in-the-wound strategy here, here, here, here, here and here. When Muslim Brotherhood organizations like CAIR stop engaging in hate and start helping us to stomp out Islamic terrorism in the U.S., rather than shielding Islamic terrorists from identification and defending the blatant anti-Semitism of representatives like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, then we can talk about their complaints. But for the most part, CAIR's complaints are pure fraud. They sow the seeds of hatred and reap what they sow. Too bad American Muslims have to suffer for it.

CAIR is a national disgrace and should be disbanded for the terror supporting organization it is. I don't see CAIR reforming itself any time in the near future without our help. That is why it is critical to label CAIR and all the Muslim Brotherhood groups terrorists. Let's make a real effort to separate friend from foe. CAIR is not our friend.


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