“MUSLIMS fear they could be targeted in violent attacks as the holy day of Eid could fall on 11 September for the first time since 9/11.”
How likely is it that Muslims celebrated Eid will be the victims of violent attacks? Extremely unlikely, but the mainstream media is forever preoccupied with an “anti-Muslim backlash” that rarely, if ever, materializes. This is because hate crimes are currency in today’s politically correct, victim-oriented environment. The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), designated a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates, and other Muslims have on many occasions not hesitated to stoop even to fabricating “hate crimes,” including attacks on mosques. A New Jersey Muslim was found guilty of murder that he tried to portray as an “Islamophobic” attack, and in 2014 in California, a Muslim was found guilty of killing his wife, after first blaming her murder on “Islamophobia.”
This kind of thing happens quite frequently. The New York Daily News reported that “a woman who told cops she was called a terrorist and slashed on her cheek in lower Manhattan on Thursday later admitted she made up the story, police said early Friday. The woman, who wore a headscarf, told authorities a blade-wielding wacko sliced open her face as she left a Manhattan cosmetology school, police sources said.”
And several weeks ago in Britain, the murder of a popular imam was spread far and wide as another “Islamophobic hate crime” – until his killer also was found to be a Muslim.
The Mirror reported that the imam “was targeted because he had made efforts to turn youngsters away from radical Islam.”
According to The Detroit News, a Muslim woman, Saida Chatti, was “charged with making a false police report after she allegedly fabricated a plot to blow up Dearborn Fordson High School to retaliate against the November terrorist attacks in Paris….Police say Chatti called Dearborn investigators Nov. 19, six days after Islamic extremists killed 130 people in Paris.”
And similarly in Britain, a Muslim woman was “fined for lying to police about being attacked for wearing a hijab. The 18-year-old student, known only as Miss Choudhury, said she was violently shoved from behind and punched in the face by a man in Birmingham city centre 10 days after the atrocities in the French capital on November 13.”
And so now Muslims are living in “fear” of September 11. What about the non-Muslims who are living in fear after Chattanooga and Paris and Brussels and San Bernardino and Orlando and Nice and all the rest? They aren’t worthy of write-ups in the Express.
“Muslims fear backlash as Eid could fall on September 11 for first time since 9/11 attacks,” by Charlie Bayliss, Express, September 2, 2016:
MUSLIMS fear they could be targeted in violent attacks as the holy day of Eid could fall on 11 September for the first time since 9/11.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the feast of the sacrifice, is the holiest Muslim celebration.
But this year’s celebration could fall on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks on New York and the Pentagon which killed 2,996 people and injured 6,000.
The date of the religious celebration is determined by the lunar calendar and is set by academics.
The celebration has fallen close to 9/11 in previous years but has never arrived on the same date of the attacks.
The Muslim Council of Britain said the date-clash would be “completely coincidental”.
A spokeswoman for the council said: “Islamic festivals are based around the lunar calendar, and so each month starts with the sighting of the new moon.
“This year, there may be a chance that Eid falls on the 11th of September, but this would be completely coincidental as Eid falls on the tenth day of the month of Dhul Hijjah, after the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage.
“As it is a lunar calendar, there is an annual drift of 10/11 days, which means that it is not synchronised with the seasons, so Eid never falls on the same day each year.”
Former jihadi extremist Maajid Nawaz urged people to “not misinterpret” the date Eid could fall on….
Robert McCaw, director of government affairs at the [Hamas-linked — RS] Council on American-Islamic Relations, said: “It’s on the minds of every Muslim leader in the country right now.
“We grieved like everyone else. We remember this day not because we’re Muslim, but because we’re American.”