In Human Events today, I discuss the PC charade of the Durbin hearing:
The FBI reports that anti-Jewish hate crimes are nearly eight times more common than anti-Muslim attacks—yet Sen. Richard Durbin (D.-Ill.) announced last week that he was going to hold a Senate hearing not on the resurgence of anti-Semitism, but on “anti-Muslim bigotry.”
For the truth-adverse Left, it was just another day at the office.
Compounding the irony was the fact that as Durbin announced his plans for this orgy of Muslim victimhood posturing, Islamic jihadists set off a bomb at a bus stop in Jerusalem, murdering at least one woman and wounding 30, while other Islamic jihadists opened fire on and killed two Christians who had committed the crime of attending a church in Pakistan. And don’t ask Egyptian Christian Ayman Anwar Mitri what he heard about this: Muslims in Egypt cut off his ear last week for the crime of having an affair with a Muslim woman (which he denies). Islamic law forbids Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men, and so as his Muslim attackers severed Mitri’s ear, they told him: “We have applied the law of Allah, now come and apply your law.”
No doubt Durbin’s Islamic supremacist puppet masters told him nothing about any of this. They were intent on making sure he retaliated for the hearings recently conducted by Rep. Peter King (R.-N.Y.), who himself bowed to politically correct pressure and dropped several witnesses that he had originally announced his intention to call, including ex-Muslim human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali and terror analyst Walid Phares.
Durbin’s retaliatory hearings were unnecessary in the first place. King, after all, gave a prime platform at his hearings to the weepy Rep. Keith Ellison (D.-Minn.), whose pilgrimage to Mecca was paid for with $13,350 from the Muslim American Society, the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief operating arm in the U.S. Ellison used the bully pulpit King gave him to paint a lurid picture of Muslim victimhood, all the while saying nothing (of course) about the sharp increase in jihad terror plots in this country during the last two years.
Durbin can’t top Ellison, no matter which Muslim leader he brings in and coaches on how to shed crocodile tears....