Are You Kidding Me?

First question of the day: Was it a hate crime when Muslims attacked the United States of America on September 11, 2001? I've never heard it referred to as such. However, AP giddily reports that Hate Crimes Against Muslims in US tops 52%. Nevermind that the number isn't even at 200, nor are any details of said crimes disclosed. To top it all off, they're blaming radio and the internet for the rise in "hate," citing that when a beheading is reported or when readers hear of another soldier dying, the discrimination begins. Aside from the fact that that might be false information from the get-go, the blame is laid squarely at the feet of folks like me and you who actually expose truth. It's not the fault of murderous, blood thirsty terrorists who behead civilian contractors trying to contribute to a growing economy. It's the bloggers fault!! The evil Pajamahadeen...At it again!!  (Read the article; it's flippin hilarious, and maddening at the same time.)

I'm sure Little Green Footballs is wearing it as "a badge of honor," as Apu from the Simpsons would say.

Posted by Portia at May 11, 2005 09:06 PM

The last paragraph says it all. So now it's a hate crime to oppose building a mosque in your community. Remember the brouhaha in our little community over the Christian church that wanted to expand their elementary school? Since the church lost and the community won, who do we report the hate crime to?

Posted by: Dee at May 12, 2005 07:36 AM

And I'm sure that the 196 employment discrimination charges were for muslims applying to be Christian summer camps, or to work as a janitor in a Jewish Temple.

Posted by: Peter at May 12, 2005 03:56 PM