Mahmoud Alkhazaleh stood in the street, and wouldn’t get out of the way of traffic. When the driver honked, Alkhazaleh didn’t move. The driver tried to go around him, but Alkhazaleh allegedly started to hit him and throw rocks at him. Then three of Alkhazaleh’s sons started to beat the driver, spit on him, and throw rocks at him.
Alkhazaleh’s sons have been charged with felony aggravated battery. Good. But a “hate crime”? Come on. That charge comes because apparently Alkhazaleh called the driver a “blue-eyed devil.”
Now, I have no idea why Mahmoud Alkhazaleh wouldn’t get out of the middle of the street. Maybe it really did have to do with some deep hatred of American blue-eyed devils, but I couldn’t care less if it did. The only thing the law should be concerned about here is that he and his sons apparently gratuitously beat up this driver. He should be prosecuted fully for that, and deported if he is not a citizen. If he called the driver a “blue-eyed devil” and the driver called him a “Pakistani [expletive],” their mothers should remind them that “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me,” and that should be the end of that.
The hate crime charge is why this story is here, not because Mahmoud Alkhazaleh is a Muslim. I don’t post here any crime committed by any Muslim, but only those which have something to do with jihad activity. The key element of this story is the hate crime angle. If people can be prosecuted for insulting words, we are all in trouble. Soon they will begin prosecuting those who commit “Islamophobia,” as the Organization of the Islamic Conference wants Western countries so very much to do. After all, why do you think CAIR and co. so consistently and indefatigably labels all Islamorealistic discourse as “hate speech”? They want to make it illegal for the kuffar to dare to point out that Muhammad and the Qur’an preach the subjugation of the Infidels under Sharia. Then it will be against the law to discuss the motives and goals of those who would conquer and subjugate us. And one of the last defenses against that conquest will have fallen.
And make no mistake: this is coming fast. The UN’s “Deep” Doudou DiÃ¨ne is working on it, and American Muslims are helping him. Pakistan just asked the EU to restrict freedom of expression so as to curb “offenses to Islam.” Finland just gave a blogger 2 1/2 years in prison for “insulting Islam.” Mark Steyn is on trial in Canada for essentially the same thing. Yet the worldwide assault on the freedom of speech is completely off the mainstream media radar, and even most large American blogs are consumed with the election and trivia and have paid it little notice. We could very easily fall into a situation where it becomes a prosecutable offense to discuss the war that is being waged against us, and the big blogs have stories about space tourism and Dennis Kucinich’s latest impeachment effort (uh, Dennis, the guy will be gone in 6 months). Nice going.
Prosecute Mahmoud Alkhazaleh, but drop the hate crime charges. And repeal the hate crime laws. Before it’s too late.
“Father, 3 sons charged in attack on motorist: Man also accused of using hate speech,” by David Heinzmann for the Chicago Tribune, June 11 (thanks to Cindy):
A Northwest Side man was charged with a hate crime and his three adult sons were charged with felony aggravated battery in an alleged attack on a motorist in which racial epithets were shouted, prosecutors said.
Mahmoud Alkhazaleh, 53, of the 5500 block of North Mango Avenue also was charged with aggravated battery and vehicle invasion in a June 9 attack on a man who allegedly had honked his horn to prod Alkhazaleh to step out of the path of his truck, according to court documents.
Alkhazaleh called the victim a “blue-eyed devil” and an ” ‘American [expletive]’ during a physical attack that included throwing rocks and spitting,” according to court documents.
Alkhazaleh has denied using such language and said the incident started when the driver nearly ran him over.
The motorist was driving his truck on Mango Avenue on Monday when the elder Alkhazaleh stood in the street blocking the vehicle’s path, prosecutors said. The driver honked, but Alkhazaleh did not move. The driver then tried to go around Alkhazaleh but could not pass, and Alkhazaleh allegedly started to strike him and pelt him with rocks, prosecutors said.
As the driver tried to call 911 from his cell phone, Alkhazaleh yelled out for three of his sons to join him in the street, prosecutors said. They ran out of the apartment and started to beat the victim, spit on him and throw rocks, prosecutors said.
Alkhazaleh, who was released Wednesday night from the Cook County Jail, said he did not use any hate speech during the incident, and claimed the driver started the fight. The whole thing started, he said, when the driver “came up the street, he almost hit me.”
The two men exchanged words and, he said, the driver called him a “Pakistani [expletive].”
“I’m not even Pakistani,” he said….