America: Hate crimes and Islamophobia

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  1. MG Singh profile image67
    MG Singhposted 2 years ago

    In the prevailing atmosphere in America where hate crimes and incidents of Islamophobia are shown to be rampant, this article deserves to be read and commented upon. The writer has very skillfully brought out the hoax which is being perpetuated regarding the above two aspects. One should know the truth.https://discover.hubpages.com/politics/Hoax-Hate-Crimes

    1. Stephen Tomkinson profile image89
      Stephen Tomkinsonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'd love to read it - could you repost the link?

  2. Readmikenow profile image94
    Readmikenowposted 2 years ago

    I would have to say this is a very well-done article.  I would also point out that this is just a very small sample of the hoaxes that are perpetrated in the United States. 

    Here are a few more.

    "In January 2017, police in Gambrills, Maryland, identified a “14-year-old black female” as the suspect responsible for sending out a violent racist threat against her high school using a Twitter account pretending to be part of the Ku Klux Klan.

    The following month, students at Plano West Senior High in Texas discovered their school vandalized with racist, anti-black graffiti all over its buildings and school vans. After several months, police arrested and charged Alexandria Monet Butler and Elizabeth Joy Police, two black female minors, for the incident. They were caught on camera vandalizing the school.

    Then last year, a 5-year-old black child in Grand Rapids, Michigan, launched a frenzied police search after she told her family that a white man in the neighborhood had urinated on her and called her a racist slur. A 60-year-old man was arrested. The child made up the story with her friends.

    Nor are incidents like these confined to the United States. In early 2018, Khawlah Noman, an 11-year-old Muslim girl in Toronto, claimed that a man had attacked her by cutting her hijab. The story reverberated across the country, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau immediately issuing comments condemning Islamophobia in Canada. Local police invested huge resources into catching the at-large suspect. Noman had fabricated the incident. She was never charged."


    https://nypost.com/2019/10/03/why-we-ke … me-hoaxes/

  3. Stephen Tomkinson profile image89
    Stephen Tomkinsonposted 2 years ago

    Yes, very disturbing. But what does it tell us, really? That some people take advantage and some media are willing to follow trends, certainly. But that has always been the case. The boy who cried wolf finally met the wolf.

 
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