Somebody flipped off a Georgia Muslim family.
Although this story might seem petty and trivial, there are some important details brought to light.
The Council on American Islamic Relations would like to charge the people in the white pick-up truck with a hate crime, of course. The trouble is, Georgia struck down their hate crime laws in 2004 for being too arbitrary. They are one of several states, including Arkansas, Indiana, South Carolina, and Wyoming, that do not have hate crime laws.
Now CAIR is on WSB-TV calling for Georgia to bring back hate crime legislation, but with a very important qualification.
Murtaza Khwaja, CAIR attorney says
“Our state’s legislature really needs to look into putting forth a really comprehensive hate crimes bill that does not disproportionally affect minorities or vulnerable communities as it has in other states.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwK_bXp-wkU
A quick call to CAIR-Georgia executive director confirms that Khwaja is saying that white people use hate crime protection disproportionately. There is further corroboration of this on Wikipedia.
“Hate crime statistics published in 2002, gathered by the FBI under the auspices of the Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990, documented over 7,000 hate crime incidents, in roughly one-fifth of which the victims were white people. However, these statistics have caused dispute. The FBI’s hate crimes statistics for 1993, which similarly reported 20% of all hate crimes to be committed against white people, prompted Jill Tregor, executive director of Intergroup Clearinghouse, to decry it as “an abuse of what the hate crime laws were intended to cover“, stating that the white victims of these crimes were employing hate crime laws as a means to further penalize minorities.
Indeed, hate crimes are a form of affirmative action for protected classes.
“In United States v. Carolene Products Co.,68 Justice Harlan Stone states that “prejudice against discreet and insular minorities” deserves strict scrutiny by the courts to preserve the protected status of minority groups. The most humanitarian and enduring legislation is that which protects the needs of represented minorities from the wants of a ruling majority. Without equal protection, white democracies could routinely pass laws to disadvantage any minority group to the point of threatening that group’s survival. The equal protection clause should not be a tool for the majority to maintain its hold on power; rather, it should be a tool for the majority to protect the interests of minorities.” https://ir.law.fsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=2371&context=lr
In a news segment supposed to be against bigotry, we have a terror front urging discriminatory legislation. Also, WSB-TV defamed a sitting judge to influence a legal decision on behalf on CAIR. They did this twice, in a clear display of malice.
That is a lot of news to miss.
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