NYPD Investigating Criticism of Islamists as Hate Crime
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes unit is looking to identify the person who distributed anti-Muslim fliers in at least one of the Shore Haven apartment buildings near Cropsey Avenue and 21st Avenue in Bath Beach, according to Councilman Mark Treyger’s office.
The fliers were found throughout the building this week, showing a hateful message calling Muslims “the second holocaust” and claims “USA hates you”. There is what appears to be a woman in a burka inside a “No” symbol, and there is also an abundance of exclamation points.
Actually the flyer mentions Islamists. Have we outlawed that too? Apparently we have. Just like ISIS did.
“I am disgusted and saddened to hear of this hateful act in our community. There is absolutely no place for this type of hatred, especially in a city and borough as diverse and tolerant as ours. My thanks to the 62nd Precinct for their quick response and thorough investigation of this heinous act,” said Treyger in a statement. “I will continue to work closely with the NYPD and entire community so those responsible for spreading hate will held accountable and I urge anyone with information to come forward. It is my belief that an act of hate against one group is an act of hate against our entire community. The bottom line is there is no room in this day and age for these attacks against any member of our community.”
Is a flyer an act of hate now? I guess it is.
But here’s a little thought experiment. Imagine that the flyer read “Zionists Go To Your Country!!! USA Hates You!!! You are Terrorists and Bastards!!!”
Would there be a hate crimes investigation?
In the unlikely event that there was, how many seconds would it take before the ACLU’s lawyers showed up in a fire truck to defend whoever did it while the New York Times wrote an angry editorial warning that we were silencing dissent.
What’s different about this except Muslim Privilege?
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