Two days ago, the Huffington Post wailed: “Islamophobia Just Drove This Boy And His Family Out Of America.” But yet again there is nothing to it. If Usmani’s claim were true, “They keep beating him all the way from school to home on the bus,” the boy would have suffered extensive injuries, and the bus would have been in an uproar, as anyone who has ever ridden a school bus knows. Instead, “No students who were interviewed witnessed an altercation. The bus driver did not witness an altercation. The child did not report to the bus driver any injury.”
I don’t know how far young Abdul Aziz lives away from school, but look at the photo below. He looks happily unscathed, other than the arm sling: he hardly looks like a boy who has just been beaten all the way home from school. No facial marks whatsoever? Nary a bruise? No black eye? No fat lip? The beaters were strikingly ineffectual — if, that is, they existed at all, and it looks as if they didn’t.
So here we go again. Hate crimes are political capital. When real ones don’t exist, they must be invented. Hamas-linked CAIR 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 recently 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.”
Despite school officials’ findings, watch for this one to show up in Hamas-linked CAIR’s “hate crimes” list.
“Investigators find no evidence Muslim child was attacked on school bus,” by T. Keung Hui, Raleigh News & Observer, October 14, 2016:
The Wake County school system and the Cary Police Department say they haven’t found evidence to back up a Muslim family’s allegations that their 7-year-old son was assaulted by classmates on a school bus last week.
Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani says his son Abdul Aziz was bullied and beaten by classmates at Weatherstone Elementary School in Cary while riding home on the bus last Friday because the first-grade student is Muslim.
Usmani’s Facebook post, with the words “Welcome to the United States of America of Donald Trump” and a picture of Abdul Aziz’s left arm in a sling, has sparked worldwide social media and news media attention about Islamophobia.
School and law enforcement officials say they’ve taken the allegations seriously and don’t tolerate bullying. But they say their investigations don’t confirm an assault even occurred.
“At this time, the information from the investigation does not support an altercation,” Weatherstone Principal Tim Chadwick told parents in a letter sent Thursday. “In fact, we are not able to corroborate much of what is described in the release.”
The Cary Police Department has been investigating the allegations as well.
“At this time, nothing has been found, and no police report has been filed,” Cary Town Manager Sean R. Stegall said in a written statement.
After Usmani’s Facebook post, the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a press release Monday calling on the Wake County school system to investigate the incident.
CAIR’s press release says Abdul Aziz, an American citizen of Pakistani heritage, was reportedly assaulted by five other children the bus who allegedly made references to Islam, Muslims and Pakistan during the attack. CAIR also cited Usmani in saying that his son was “punched in the face, had his arm twisted and was kicked in the stomach.”
In subsequent news articles, Usmani has gone into more detail on the alleged assault.
“These are six and seven year old kids calling him names, with one kid punching him in the face, while two other kids attacked him, kicked him, and held his arms back,” Usmani told BuzzFeed News in an article posted online Tuesday.
“They keep beating him all the way from school to home on the bus,” Usmani also told BuzzFeed, adding that his son was traumatized by the attack and has a sprained arm.
A Huffington Post article originally posted Wednesday adds that Abdul Aziz told his parents a classmate had tried to force him to eat food that wasn’t halal. When Abdul Aziz refused, five of his classmates ganged up on him, making fun of his name. They punched him in the face, kicked him in the stomach, and twisted his arm while calling him “Muslim” again and again, Usmani told the Huffington Post.
Chadwick, Weatherston’s principal, said the district’s ongoing investigation was launched immediately after speaking with the family about their concerns. He said the school’s staff had spent hours over the past several days talking with parents, students and the driver of the bus about the incident.
But based on the investigation, Chadwick said “we don’t have evidence that this particular incident occurred,”
“No students who were interviewed witnessed an altercation,” Chadwick said in the letter to Weatherstone families. “The bus driver did not witness an altercation. The child did not report to the bus driver any injury.”…