Friday, April 13, 2007

Religion of peace / political correctness update

The backwards "religion of peace" strikes again. From LGF:
What do you get when you put a Koran together with a couple of slices of crisp, juicy bacon? Bacon: The New Hate Crime.

Political, religious leaders asked to repudiate growing Islamophobia

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/10/07) — A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on the FBI to investigated what Tennessee law enforcement authorities are calling a “hate crime” targeting a mosque in that state.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations CAIR said worshipers at the Islamic Center of Clarksville found a defaced copy of the Quran, Islam’s revealed text, on the front steps of the mosque just before communal prayers (Jummah) on Friday. Two strips of bacon, which is prohibited for Muslims to eat, were smeared in the Quran. Local police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

SEE: Muslims on Alert After Hate Crime (Leaf-Chronicle)

“We once again urge local, state and national political and religious leaders to repudiate the growing level of anti-Muslim rhetoric in our society that can lead to such troubling incidents,” said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad.

Here's an intemperate question: if something is to be classified as a "hate crime", doesn't it by definition have to be a "crime" first? Could someone please tell me what crime sticking a couple of strips of bacon into a book constitutes? I'd be very grateful.

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