This Bloomberg News article says matter-of-factly that there has been “a rise this year in the number of hate crimes against Muslims,” and that’s why these extra police patrols are needed at New York City mosques during Ramadan.
And certainly if there is any actual threat against these mosques, they warrant the extra police protection, quite aside from questions of whether or not Islamic supremacism and hatred are being taught inside them. This is a nation of laws, not vigilantes, and the principle of innocent until proven guilty still holds and must hold.
At the same time, the police should investigate the question of whether or not the hate crimes that have made it appear that this extra police protection was necessary were faked. This is a legitimate and reasonable question given the fact that the thuggish Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has actually trumpeted fake anti-Muslim hate crimes in the past, in order to use them to score political points. They did this again just weeks ago in Georgia.
CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas funding case, has claimed that “anti-Muslim hate crimes” have risen sharply in the U.S. since 9/11. In fact, the rate of such crimes has actually dropped. CAIR knows well that victimhood is big business: insofar as they can claim protected victim status for Muslims in the U.S., they can deflect unwanted scrutiny and any critical examination of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and supremacism.
That’s most likely why CAIR and others have not hesitated to stoop even to fabricating “hate crimes.” They want and need hate crimes against Muslims, because they can use them as weapons to intimidate people into remaining silent about the jihad threat.
So it must be asked: on the basis of what evidence was the decision made to increase police protection of New York mosques during Ramadan? How was that evidence evaluated? What consideration was made for the recurring phenomenon of Muslims faking anti-Muslim hate crimes?
If there were any real reporters in New York, they would be asking Bloomberg questions like those.
“New York City mosques get extra protection during Ramadan,” from Bloomberg News, July 28:
The New York Police Department will increase foot patrols at mosques during Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting that begins in August, amid a rise this year in the number of hate crimes against Muslims.
“I know this is the most sacred time of the year for the Muslim faith,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday at a news conference attended by about 400 people, including leaders of the Muslim community. “Our goal at the department is that you are able to experience it in safety and in peace.”
New York City has more than 100 mosques, compared with 10 in 1970, said Philip Banks III, chief of the department’s Community Affairs Bureau. Ramadan starts Aug. 11 and ends Sept. 9.