HATE CRIMES AGAINST WHO?
Dr. Laurie Roth Ph.D.
Recently we saw in the news “hate crime” charges against a 23-year-old student who had allegedly flushed a Koran down the toilet. How hateful and how criminal!!! Of course, the news barely mentioned that he had gotten into a heated argument with two other students who were Muslim. To any onlooker of common sense you can see there was a heated exchange and the non-Muslim decided his angry response was flushing the Koran. I have a simple question. Why is that a criminal offense? Why is that not put in the context of a heated argument, thankfully that didn’t turn physically violent against each other? What did the other guys say, do or threaten? Wouldn’t a more appropriate, proportional response from a school official be, suspension for a week, or supervised visits between the three with a teacher present to repair the damage? But no……this is a crime! Lets clog up the courts with more “hate crimes.”
I’m sorry, but there is an AWFUL lot of rude, insulting and disgusting behavior that goes on in our country today, targeted mostly at Christians and conservatives, NOT MUSLIMS! The fact that the ACLU and other “rights” groups chronically sue schools, school districts, cities, boy scouts, etc…..to get rid of religious symbols and that unsightly Jesus character is simply “polite service to society.”
Its not hate and certainly not a hate crime to demonize Christmas displays and their symbols, take away freedom of speech rights from millions of Americans, suing people and organizations who display these things, right, left and center. However, see weird Imams on a flight doing strange and a scary thing, reporting them to flight attendants, gets you sued! Get mad and flush a Koran in response to a vicious argument, it’s a “hate crime”. Lock em up!
Please ignore the muscle, emotional and mind fatigue of seeing Hundreds of churches and synagogues burnt to the ground in Muslim countries over the last several years, along with conversions from Islam to Christianity being a crime in most Muslim countries! Then, there is the sane and very understandable news in the US and our close allies, of Muslim taxi cab riders not serving customers with seeing eye dogs, because of course it offends their religious sensitivities.
Don’t notice or be offended by Islamic indoctrination in our schools, such as the California public school that engaged in a 3-week intensive course for 7th graders on “how to become Muslim.” Other schools for young and older students have bent over and taken it again and again! The University of Michigan is planning to build footbaths for Muslim students, where as a school in San Diego even created an extra recess period for Muslim students to pray. It continues! George Mason University even laid out Muslim prayer rugs in a “meditation space.” Of course there was the Muslim gal who worked in a Deli who couldn’t cut Ham………you know it offended her………and another school district who cancelled a play a bunch of kids had worked on…………The 3 Little Pigs………..yes it would have offended a few Muslim students. Evil play I tell you!!!
sure glad we are at least protecting our society against expressions
of Christianity and too much Christmas. Its just plain messy, all
that “explosion” from Jesus about forgiveness, love and grace! Even
though we were founded on Judeo Christian thought and principles we
now know our main goal is to cut off our head, peel off our skin and
morph into any and all religious demands and beliefs, even if it smashes
our national skeleton, core, traditions and bill of rights!!!! Walk
politely to your grave, convert or become my slave!!! Don’t even dare
think of anything rude or hateful regarding a Koran. Keep burning
and blowing up the Bibles though!!!
© 2007 Dr. Laurie Roth - All Rights Reserved
Laurie Roth has a Ph.D. in Counseling and held a small private practice for many years. She earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In the late 90's, Laurie hosted and produced a successful PBS television show called "CD Highway" that aired nationally on 130 TV stations.
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I’m sorry, but there is an AWFUL lot of rude, insulting and disgusting behavior that goes on in our country today, targeted mostly at Christians and conservatives, NOT MUSLIMS!