Hate Crimes Racket Update: here are some interesting new developments on the Great Dayton Islamophobic Hate Crime Mosque Attack Hoax.
The police report states that the "victim" claimed that the alleged attackers were black males wearing baseball caps. Given that the entire incident appears at this point to be a fabrication, why would the "victim," or those who were coaching her, want to conjure up an image of menacing, Obsession DVD-watching black males spraying poison gas into the mosque? It seems like an odd choice for this little fictional account, given that Muslim spokesmen generally dismiss resistance to jihad violence and Islamic supremacism as "racism," and that such a false allegation could stoke racial tensions in downtown Dayton, as well as spark mutual suspicion between Muslims and non-Muslim black Americans.
The answer may be that the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton is moving its mosque to the distant and white suburbs of Sugarcreek Township -- a plan approved just days before the alleged incident, as this pre-incident Dayton Daily News article records. Whoever was behind this hate crime hoax may have calculated that any resistance to the mosque in Sugarcreek Township might be weakened by the proposition that Muslims were being threatened by black males in the mosque's present location.
Meanwhile, another hint that the people at the mosque know this was a hoax is that CAIR, which was actively involved in strong-arming the zoning board to approve the new mosque, makes no mention of the incident on its website, even though CAIR is vitally interested in such incidents and prepares an annual report on alleged anti-Muslim hate crimes. Certainly CAIR was initially interested: the CAIR-Cincinnati office even prepared and issued the mosque's initial press release on the "attack."
Also noteworthy is that Chris Rodda, the Daily Kos blogger who blamed Obsession and John McCain for this "hate crime," is now trying to walk back her story -- after the Dayton Daily News cast doubt on her report (after the Daily News itself walked back its coverage, much to Rodda's consternation).
Rodda built her libelous article on a third-hand report, from someone she admits wasn't at the mosque. But, hey, when you can score cheap points against conservatives, both against McCain a few weeks before the election and against the Clarion Fund at a time when CAIR was stoking the flames over the Obsession DVD, why not lie or at least exaggerate a little?
Finally, I'm told by my source for all this that the magic pepper spray can that was initially claimed to have been discovered several hundred yards from the mosque several days afterwards (and after police and fire personnel had already searched the area -- as the police report notes), but was later admitted to have come from inside the mosque, was conveniently found by the mosque treasurer. My source says that it seems clear that either the boy who was questioned or the girl who claimed to be the victim got into someone's purse inside the mosque, discovered a key chain pepper spray, and started playing with it (not knowing what it was) when it discharged. He says that it is highly doubtful that any charges will be filed or anything further will be said -- so as to protect the guilty (and to prevent police receiving the full wrath of CAIR for embarrassing anyone at the mosque for their fraud).
And for all of the innocent black males in the area of the mosque who were falsely placed under suspicion, along with the Clarion Fund, no apology will be forthcoming.
UPDATE: The estimable Aziz Poonawalla, an associate of the raving psychotic blogger Dean Esmay, was among those who rushed to blame Obsession and "Islamophobia" for this "hate crime." Subsequently he termed the discovery that the pepper spray was found inside, rather than outside, the mosque a "strange twist" -- which is an egg-on-the-face euphemism for "the attack was a hoax." But has Aziz Poonawalla issued a retraction and an apology? What do you think?