Who are the real victims behind the recent attempted terror attack against Jews in New York City? Why Muslims, of course!
As we saw after Sept. 11, 2001, the invisible victims of Islamic terrorism are other Muslims, millions of people who are horrified by the thought that some of their own could turn the words of the Quran into a justification for murder.
Unfortunately, reporter Don Dahler's
facts aren't entirely correct. According to FBI statistics, reports of hate crimes directed at Muslims are quite low
. While there was an "uptick" in the recorded number of hate crimes against Muslims in the aftermath of 9/11, the numbers were exceedingly small and they rapidly tailed off to baseline levels. In fact the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the United States pales in comparison to the number of hate crimes targeting Jews, African-Americans, Hispanics, Whites, Gays, and yes even Pacific Islanders. Thus, of any "minority" in this country Muslims are the least likely to be targeted for their appearance or religious practices.
CBS continues its obfuscation with the following statement:
And whenever something like this happens, the thousands of good, law-abiding, patriotic Muslims worry that once again, the stereotype of a violent Islam is once again being perpetuated.
Perhaps this is true, but as a whole the Muslim community has been silent on the issue of Islamic terror and extremism. While, CBS manages to find one Imam who would go on the record condemning the recent attempted terror attack, the lack of visible opposition in the American Muslim community to such actions is painfully apparent. If the majority of Muslims are "good, law-abiding, (and) patriotic" then why aren't they making their revulsions known? Where are the editorials, press conferences, and rallies sponsored by Muslim communities condemning these actions? The silence is almost as deafening as the mainstream media's lack of attention to the latest attempted terror attack and the issues surrounding the true nature of its origins...