Los Angeles City Council Passes Islamic Law Resolution: (Sharia) Blasphemy Enforcement
Pamela Geller|Atlas Shrugs
It is shocking that this side of Sodom and Gomorrah is passing Islamic resolutions. No one in America gives a rat’s ass what and who you worship; just don’t force it upon us. I don’t care if you worship a stone, just don’t stone me with it. And stop telling us how many Muslims don’t commit jihadi acts. Of course they don’t. So what? I don’t believe in rewarding people for doing the right thing. I don’t believe in congratulating people for not committing acts of violence against people outside their religion.
The LA Council’s recent passage of a resolution that opposes “Islamophobia” and “repudiates” random acts of violence against Muslims is a step back centuries into the dark ages. According to the FBI, “hate crime” against Muslims is at its lowest in a decade, but acts of jihad are accelerating at warped speed. No resolutions against jihad, honor killings, misogyny, gender apartheid, Islamic antisemitism, kuffarophobia, etc.
Joe R. Hicks and David A. Lehrer: Hyperbole rules in Muslim debate LA Daily News (hat tip Mark H)
WITHOUT serious debate or examination, the Los Angeles City Council recently passed a resolution that opposes “Islamophobia” and “repudiates” random acts of violence against Muslims.
This admittedly ceremonial resolution apparently accepts the premise that residents of the city commit acts of hate against Muslims so often that it warrants an official resolution from city leaders condemning and repudiating these acts. Is this really the case?
According to the latest hate crime report from the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, 88 percent of all religiously based hate crimes in 2009 were against Jews. Hate crimes that targeted Muslims (3 percent) ranked slightly above those directed at Scientologists (1 percent). In fact, the commission found that attacks against Christians (8 percent) outnumbered attacks against Muslims.
In any case, the actual number of reported hate crimes based on religion is quite small. In a county that has more than 10 million highly diverse residents, only a total of 131 crimes based on religion took place in all of 2009. Of course, this in no way takes away from the emotional or physical harm that each and every one of these attacks causes.
Since only 3 percent of 131 hate crimes during 2009 was directed against Muslims, it’s difficult to understand why city leaders would pass a resolution that zeroes in on the category that has the next-to-lowest numbers recorded by the County’s Human Relations Commission.