After numerous hate crime hoaxes have been perpetrated by Muslims following the election of Donald Trump, ABC News decided to put out a piece that painted Muslims as the victims in all of this, not Trump and his supporters that have been targeted with these false accusations.
ABC News reported:
After two reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes were determined to be fake by authorities this month, the Muslim community is concerned that these “few false reports” are going to “unfairly discredit and delegitimize the dozens of real anti-Muslim hate crimes and instances Islamophobia out there,” according to the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).
That’s what happens when people cry wolf. The correct response would be to condemn the actions of those who put out the false reports, not to bash those that are now rightly skeptical because of them.
If there truly were “dozens” of legitimate cases out there, the media would be all over them. The media latches on to hoax after hoax because it suits their narrative so you’d have to be living in an alternate universe to believe that they wouldn’t jump on a real case if it was out there …
That’s not to say it never happens, however, it’s highly likely that the mainstream media will be all over it when it occurs.
“The way our community is treated in the media is unfortunately very monolithic,” MPAC spokeswoman Rabiah Ahmed whined to ABC News.
“When one person acts out — whether it’s making a false report or some other type of bad behavior — it’s often looked upon as if the whole community is responsible for it, and it’s saddening.”
Gee, that sounds a lot like what has been done to Trump and his supporters — based on hoaxes, which is why this pity party for Muslims is all the more ridiculous.
ABC News continued:
Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told ABC News today that he believes the false reports are “statistically inevitable when you have such a large pool of reports.”
Hooper added that he was concerned about how such reports are used against the Muslim-American community at large, which has been hurting and experiencing tremendous levels of fear, especially after the presidential election.
“These false reports unfortunately give ammunition to the industry of Islamophobes who promote the demonization and dehumanization of Islamic Muslims,” he said. “But one or two false reports should not take away from the credibility of dozens of other real ones.”
Yeah, they lost me at CAIR, given their connection to radical Islam and designation as a terrorist organization …
It gets even more ridiculous, however, as the CAIR spokesperson went on to make excuses for the Muslim hate crime hoaxers as they are under “psychological stress” because of Trump’s presidential victory and are developing “mental health issues,” that could cause them to become hoaxers.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council spokesperson also made excuses for the hoaxers when they told ABC News that “societal pressures” are to blame.
No personal responsibility to be found. Instead of placing the blame on the hoaxers, the blame is placed on society for daring to be skeptical in response to numerous hoaxes.
Although much of the “problem” is surely manufactured in our perpetual victim rewarding culture, if Muslims really are concerned about how they are perceived/treated, perhaps they should blame the hoaxers, radical Islamists and the apologists for that, not those that are rightly skeptical and concerned. Maybe even speak out against it and work to change the image of their religion?
Nah, why do that when you can profit from an industry of perpetual victimhood? Pride, self respect and personal responsibility be damned.