Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NYC firebombings were a result of "personal grudges"

I would imagine, any minute now, Hamas-linked CAIR will apologise for painting this crime as exclusively against Muslims, forgetting about the Christian couple who's house was torched, or the Hindu temple attacked as well.  Ibrahim Hooper should be telling us how very sorry for the misunderstanding, and that yes, all "hate crimes" should be treated equally.  Mr. Hooper?  Anything?

The suspect in the three-blaze attack as admitted to setting the fires, and gives his reasons for them.  It had nothing to do with Islam or Muslims as it was not a "religiously motivated hate crime."  Personal grudges, is what he said.

Islam needs to always present itself as the victim, in order to garner the sympathy that allows the advance of sharia, unimpeded by uncomfortable questions or unwanted scrutiny.  Crimes against Muslims, rare as they are, will always be used as a bludgeon to silence critics of Islamic hegemony.  Crimes not against Muslims, but with the appearance they are, will also always be used against those questioning Muhammad and the religion of peace.

See the original article here.

From TVNZ January 4

Man confesses to bombing NY mosque

A New York City man faces arson and bias charges after confessing to a series of Molotov cocktail attacks that hit a mosque and a Hindu place of worship and unsettled civic leaders concerned the actions might portend violent religious bigotry.

The suspect, who has not been identified by name, is a 40-year-old unemployed tow-truck driver who appeared to have been motivated by personal grudges, said a law enforcement familiar with the investigation who was speaking on condition of anonymity.

The suspect, who is originally from Guyana and lives in the Jamaica section of Queens where four of the attacks took place, also made "broadly anti-Muslim statements" during questioning, the official said.

He chose the mosque after being refused access to the facility's bathroom, and he mistook one of the private residences as the home of a "crack dealer" with whom he had a dispute, the official said.

Another of the targets was a private residence where Hindu services were held, but that may have been a coincidence. The suspect had a years-old dispute with someone who may not live there anymore, the official said.

Police earlier had announced a "person of interest" in the investigation was being questioned, then later said he had been arrested upon confessing to the firebomb attacks.

"The individual is implicating himself in each of the five firebombing cases, citing personal grievances with each location," said police spokesman Paul Browne.

The arson attacks drew condemnation from religious and civic leaders of various backgrounds who joined New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for a news conference before the confession was reported.

"Fear mongering about Islam and other American minorities have ripped this country apart... We are all affected when this hate explodes," said 
Cyrus McGoldrick of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations...

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