Tuesday, April 10, 2007

CAIR seeks FBI probe of hate crime

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/10/07) - A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on the FBI to investigated what Tennessee law enforcement authorities are calling a "hate crime" targeting a mosque in that state.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said worshipers at the Islamic Center of Clarksville found a defaced copy of the Quran, Islam's revealed text, on the front steps of the mosque just before communal prayers (Jummah) on Friday. Two strips of bacon, which is prohibited for Muslims to eat, were smeared in the Quran. Local police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

SEE: Muslims on Alert After Hate Crime (Leaf-Chronicle)

"We once again urge local, state and national political and religious leaders to repudiate the growing level of anti-Muslim rhetoric in our society that can lead to such troubling incidents," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. He noted that a bullet-riddled Quran was thrown at the Islamic Center of Chattanooga in 2005.


Bryan J Weitzel said...

Hmmm. Burn the American flag... free speech. Put bacon in the Kuran... hate.

Anybody else see a problem here.

Wit Tarbox said...

Does that mean that defacing the Holy Bible will be a "hate" crime now? No. It seems that some things that are called "hate" crimes are called so because of fear of retailation. When's the last time Christians have retialated with violence when the Bible has been defaced? .......

That sound you hear is silence because I haven't seen any news stories of Christians acting out with violence when the Bible is defaced, or Jesus is mocked, or Christianity is portrayed as evil.

You can google to find numerous stories of Muslim violence in reaction to so called "hate" crimes, such as the cartoons of Moh. and the bogus story of Korans being flushed down toilets at Gitmo, to name a few. Now, which is truly the peaceful religion?

Jesus is risen and sits at the right hand of the Father. Mohhamed is still buried where he was buried.

Wit Tarbox

"I stand on the absolute truth, the Word of God, and leave the relative truth to worldly people"

Coffee said...

Can you say,"self inflicted?"

moral suppository said...

Clearly the perpitrators are on a budget....a bullet (not aimed at a victim) and a couple of strips of bacon justifies calling out the FBI? I'd rather see the FBI spend thier time preventing terrorism.