May 14, 2017
We seem lately to be going through a phase of madness in which what one feels or believes is more important than the truth. If you feel you been offended, then you have been offended regardless of the intent of the other person. And that in turn makes you a victim, which gives you special moral authority against which there can be no rational argument, no reasonable other point of view, just “hate.”
Here’s Ben Shapiro with the facts:
July 8, 2010
Both the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Circle of North America screamed that an arson attack against a mosque in Georgia was an anti-Islamic hate crime, and CAIR even demanded a federal investigation.
One problem: the fire was set by a Muslim.
Ooops. Makes it kind of hard to gin up outrageous outrage and play the victim card, doesn’t it?
(via Jihad Watch)
UPDATE: More at Big Peace.
EDIT: Updated the headline, since the two groups were jumping the gun, not directly lying, though ICNA still has a press release up implying this was an Islamophobic hate crime and making no mention of the fact that a Muslim has been charged for the arson.