Damn the evidence, full speed ahead: Obama has declared the Chapel Hill murders a hate crime, and the Muslim advocacy groups in the U.S. are determined that they be treated as a hate crime, and now the “Palestinians” want in on investigating the “terrorist” act. That’s a great idea. It would be fitting to have an invented nationality that specializes in fabricating atrocities to claim for itself the mantle of victim investigating another case that is being used to claim victim status for an entire group.
The target of all this, of course, is not Craig Hicks. His situation will be the same either way. Whether he is a murderous Islamophobe or a psychotic who killed people over a parking space, he is still a murderer who committed heinous crimes for which he will be imprisoned for life or executed. The real targets of this mass hysteria calling for these murders to be investigated as a hate crime are those who supposedly created the climate of “hate” that led to his murders — that is, those who speak the truth about Islam and the jihad threat. And this is where this campaign is proceeding in the most flagrant disregard of the facts, since Hicks showed no sign on his Facebook page (on which he posted a great deal) of having any connection to “Islamophobes” or “Islamophobia,” and actually on several occasions showed the standard Leftist sympathy for Islamic supremacism.
But the facts don’t matter. The goal of the campaign to label these murders a hate crime is to silence criticism of Islamic jihad terror. This is being sold to Americans in this way: the first false claim is that people are angry with Muslims not because of jihad terror, but because of “Islamophobia” and the “hate campaign” supposedly led by “Islamophobes.” Thus silencing the “Islamophobes” will keep people from being angry with Muslims, and that will prevent more innocent Muslims like Hicks’ victims from getting killed.
This is hogwash, of course. People who are angry with Muslims are angry because of jihad terror, not because of “Islamophobic” propaganda. If the “Islamophobes” (remember: all critics of jihad terror are tarred with this name) are silenced, jihad terror will still remain, but it will be forbidden to discuss and oppose it. And that is the ultimate goal of this campaign: to allow the jihad to advance unopposed and unimpeded.
“Palestinians want role in probing ‘terrorist’ killings of Chapel Hill Muslims,” Reuters, February 14, 2015:
(Reuters) – The Palestinian government on Saturday condemned as “terrorism” the killings of three young Palestinian-Americans in North Carolina and called on U.S. authorities to include its investigators in the probe.
Police have charged a neighbor with Tuesday’s shooting in the town of Chapel Hill of Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha, 19, saying the incident followed a dispute over parking.
But investigators said they were also looking into whether the suspect, Craig Stephen Hicks, was motivated by hatred toward the victims because they were Muslim.
Branding Hicks “an American extremist and hateful racist”, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said the incident suggested a rise in dangerous discrimination against American Muslims.
“We consider it a serious indication of the growth of racism and religious extremism which is a direct threat to the lives of hundreds of thousands of American citizens who follow the Islamic faith,” the ministry said in a statement.
It called for “a serious investigation and the involvement of Palestinian investigators to clarify the circumstances of these assassinations and premeditated murders” in Chapel Hill.
On Thursday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan criticized U.S. President Barack Obama for “staying silent” over the murders, which have garnered international attention and left some American Muslims feeling concerned about their safety….