Guess who met with Doudou DiÃ¨ne, United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, in Miami on June 2 at a hearing on Islamophobia and anti-Muslim discrimination.
Bedier, according to his own press release on the meeting (thanks to Paul), “relayed how Islamophobia and anti-Muslim rhetoric by officials and pundits are contributing to hate crimes against Muslims across Florida.”
I wonder if Ahmed Bedier could provide even one scrap of evidence for that assertion. Can he provide evidence for an increase of hate crimes against Muslims in Florida? Can he show any causal link between statements by any official or pundit, and any of those hate crimes?
Meanwhile, does he support the attempts to restrict free speech as a way to combat “Islamophobia”?
Spurious charges of “Islamophobia,” and false claims that hate crimes are being committed because of it, are being used to advance an anti-free speech agenda. Americans need to be aware of what’s happening, and resist it.