Saturday, April 02, 2011

Hatecrime: Muslims 1 / Jews 8

Hate crimes against Muslims are rife and rampant in this country. The situation is well known because CAIR, MSA, Muslim Brotherhood, and a hundred other Islamic groups and apologists tell us so. Mind you, they tell us without a shred of evidence, but it's all true nonetheless.

But, damn it, there're those pesky facts getting in the way again, like the Constitution, morals, or last months meatloaf all green and moldy in the back of the refrigerator. The Center for Security Policy released a revised edition of Religious Bias Crimes 2000-2009: Muslim, Jewish and Christian Victims - Debunking the Myth of a Growing Trend in Muslim Victimization.

[I]n 2009, Jewish victims of hate crimes outnumbered Muslim victims by more than 8 to 1 (1,132 Jewish victims to 132 Muslim victims). From 2000 through 2009, for every one hate crime incident against a Muslim, there were six hate crime incidents against Jewish victims (1,580 Muslim incidents versus 9,692 Jewish incidents). Even in 2001 when religious bias crimes against Muslims increased briefly for a nine-week period, total anti-Muslim incidents, offenses and victims remained approximately half of the corresponding anti-Jewish totals.

Well, that sucks.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Professionals, Lawyers, and Doctors - Oh, My!

Obama answered questions from CBS News' Erica Hill Tuesday in an interview after Mr. Obama clarified the US goals with the Libya kinetic military action . Obama fell back upon his reliance and trust on academia for judging potential allies amongst the Libyan rebels.
Hill: The supreme allied commander for NATO said today that there are flickers of al Qaeda and Hezbollah amongst these rebels. How do we know what their end goal is? And how do we know they won't, in fact, turn on the U.S. and on our allies? Mr. Obama: Well, first of all, I think it's important to note that the people that we've met with have been fully vetted, so we have a clear sense of who they are, and so far they're saying the right things, and most of them are professionals, lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible. That doesn't mean that all the people, among all the people who opposed Qaddafi there might not be elements that are unfriendly to the United States and our interests.

Yeah, because relying on "professionals, lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible" has worked so well in the past.

Let's see, there was -

Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood - teacher;
Yasser Arafat, founder of PLO - civil engineer;
Osama bin Laden, founder of al-Qaeda - degree in civil engineering and/or public administration;
Ayman al-Zawahiri, AQ second-in-command under Bin Laden - surgeon;
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of 9/11 terror attack - mechanical engineer; Mohammad Atta, 9/11 terror pilot of first plane to crash into the World Trade Center;
Lynne Stewart, smuggled messages between imprisoned 1993 WTC terrorists to non-imprisoned 9/11 WTC terrorists - lawyer.

But Obama has vetting. Yea!

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Obama Gets Anti-Secrecy Award Behind Closed Doors

This would be supremely ironic if it weren't so predictable. The first attempt to present Obama with a transparency in government award was the only open presidential meeting that day.
"This president has demonstrated a commitment to transparency and openness that is greater than any administration has shown in the past, and he’s been committed to that since he ran for President and he’s taken a significant number of measures to demonstrate that,” [White House press secretary Jay Carney] said in a testy exchange with Fox News reporter Wendell Goler on March 16."
Today, Obama received the anti-secrecy award behind closed doors. Like the Nobel Peace Prize, the openness award for Obama is more aspirational than actual.

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