Hat tip to The Freedomist for picking up on this one. In a roundabout way, it sounds like a Muslim group that we’ve posted on before (teaching Muslims how to donate money without drawing attention of FBI) has essentially asked the DOJ to enforce Islamic blasphemy laws. via ABC News.
A coalition of faith groups met with Justice Department officials Monday to encourage the Obama administration to take a more public stance against anti-Muslim hate speech and hate crimes.
Farhana Khera, president and executive director of Muslim Advocates, said the community leaders requested the meeting due to an “alarming rise in anti-Muslim hate” that has become commonplace as the debate over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” in New York City continues.
“Unfortunately, this very escalating trend of hate speech in the country has now transformed into actual acts of violence and the attorney general, as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, has an obligation to really enforce the laws, including the hate crime laws and holding those that engage in hate crimes responsible,” Khera said.
“We are a thriving democracy, we appreciate free speech, but when it crosses the line into violence, that’s against the law,” she said. “And the [Justice] Department, the federal government, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer is going to prosecute and hold them responsible to the fullest extent of the law.
She said the groups asked the Justice Department officials to hold people who engage in hate crimes accountable, and “send a message that hate and criminal activity and attacks on houses of worship is un-American.”
“Our concern is that we believe that there needs to be more attention, more resources put into investigating and prosecuting these cases as well as a higher level of attention to whatever efforts the department may be undertaking as well,” she said.
The DOJ under Eric Holder has been ignoring crimes committed by Muslims for some time. Just a small sampling:
Video: Somali Muslim gangs videotape attacks on infidels in Minnesota
Maine: Muslims beat, rob, and steal from infidels – for the thrill of it
Muslims videotaped themselves shooting at San Fran gays get just 6 months jail
Video: Somali Muslim kids in Minnesota assault gay guy
Video: Muslim leaders agree, death penalty for gays
NYC: Muslim cabbie kicks gay couple to the curb
Video: ‘Islam on Capitol Hill’: “Homosexuals Must Be Killed”
Video: Gay man injured in new D.C. bias attack by Muslims
Jews, lesbians, gay men and Caucasians, among others, are all more frequently the target of hate crimes, FBI records show. Reported anti-Muslim crimes have declined over recent years, though they still exceed what occurred prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
Is Muslim Advocates really concerned with freedom of speech? Or are they are concerned with protecting Muslims, Islam, and the Ummah?