Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Hate Crimes


According to wikipedia:
"A hate crime is a category used to describe bias-motivated violence: "assault, injury, and murder on the basis of certain personal characteristics: different appearance, different color, different nationality, different language, different religion."[2]

Prof. AbuKhalil complains about hate crimes against Palestinian students:

"I thought it would interest you to know that there have been hate crimes committed against Palestinian students at St. Olaf College ... .  After the SJP chapter at St. Olaf posted a display for their annual Palestine Awareness Week, 2 large Palestinian flags that were part of the display were stolen. Soon after someone wrote "Death to Gaza" on one of the posters on the display, and several other posters by an SJP member were stolen"
I'm willing to bet, without even checking, that the law-loving, anti hate crimes, professor would never record this kind of event:
"School officials are busy rebuilding the library at United Talmud Torahs elementary school in Montreal, Canada, after vandals firebombed the room April 5, the eve of Passover. The school was closed at the time and no one was hurt, but the blaze left the library a charred ruin. Only a box of 25 books was salvaged from the 10,000-volume collection, which served some 235 K–6 students. The fire did not spread to the rest of the school."

Or this:
 "A Jewish schoolboy was punched in the back of the head and beaten up in the latest anti-Semitic attack to hit France.
The 12-year-old was walking near his Jewish school in southeastern Paris yesterday when a gang set up on him, calling him a 'dirty little Jew'."

(Judging by his recent complaint about the tentacles of "Jewish power" in France, perhaps he doesn't consider these to be hate crimes, but rather a legitimate resistance against  Israeli occupation of the whole of Palestine.)

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