Buried deep in a story about how, in the wake of the Armanious murders, Copts and others pulled out of a religious unity conference with Muslims in Jersey City, is this interesting information. From “Muslims Only at Religious Unity Conference” from AP, with thanks to Anthony:
The St. Abraam’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Woodbury, N.Y., issued a statement Wednesday cautioning against jumping to conclusions. But the statement also said “some signs point to this incident being a religiously motivated hate crime against Coptic Christians,” and suggested that “political correctness” could keep it from being classified as such.
“The apparent reluctance to consider this a hate crime despite Jersey City’s long history of Muslim extremism is concerning,” the statement read.
A Jersey City neighborhood housed Muslims convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, including blind sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.