Educators update anti-bullying messages to protect Muslims
By Robert Spencer
March 6, 2016
No one, Muslim or non-Muslim, should be harassed or threatened or intimidated in school. The questions here are about priority, focus, and overall agenda. The latest FBI hate crime statisticsshow that 57% of anti-religious hate crimes targeted Jews, while 16% targeted Muslims. Are educators expanding anti-bullying messages to protect Jews?
Also, the AP’s citing of statistics from Hamas-linked CAIR doesn’t inspire confidence. The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wants and needs hate crimes against Muslims, because they’re the currency they use to buy power and influence in our victimhood-oriented society, and to deflect attention away from jihad terror and onto Muslims as putative victims. Hamas-linked CAIR, designated a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates, and other Muslims have on many occasions not hesitated to stoop even to fabricating “hate crimes,” including attacks on mosques. Most notably, in February, a New Jersey Muslim was found guilty of murder that he tried to portray as an “Islamophobic” attack, and in 2014 in California, a Muslim was found guilty of killing his wife, after first blaming her murder on “Islamophobia.”
And so here Hamas-linked CAIR says that they conducted a survey of 600 Muslim students in California and found that 55 percent reported facing religion-based bullying. What criteria did Hamas-linked CAIR use to determine whether something was religion-based bullying are not? Since this survey comes from a group with such a long record of reporting falsified hate crimes, the AP reporter should have asked this question. He didn’t, of course.
“Educators update anti-bullying messages to protect Muslims,” by Michael Melia, Associated Press, March 5, 2016 (thanks to Thomas):
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) – In response to a surge in reports of anti-Muslim bullying – students being called terrorists, having their head scarves ripped off and facing bias even from teachers – schools are expanding on efforts deployed in the past to help protect gays, racial minorities and other marginalized groups.
Civil rights organizations and other advocates have been working more closely with schools since the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, stirred a newbacklash that led the U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Education Department to urge vigilance on the bullying of Muslims.
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