pub asks Muslim to remove “Islam” hoodie, hate crime investigation begins
As jihad attacks on innocent civilians in Western countries are now a near-daily occurrence, this story about an “Islamophobic hate crime” in Britain is particularly obscene. A Muslim is asked to remove his “Islam” hoodie, and now those who made the request are under investigation by a ham-fisted and authoritarian British government that refuses to stop and consider the question of why, exactly, the hoodie made pub patrons uncomfortable in the first place: because of jihad terrorism, not “racism” or “bigotry.”
This story also shows the reality behind “hate crime” statistics trumpeted in the US by the likes of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and in the UK by the discredited but nevertheless still powerful Tell Mama UK: this incident will almost certainly go into Tell Mama’s statistics, and will thus help create the impression that Muslims in the UK are routinely brutalized and discriminated against. That the reality was as innocuous as this will be obscured by the wide dissemination of the bald statistic that Muslims in the UK were the “victims of x number of hate crimes,” without explaining that most of them were nothing more than a few shouted insults (in which case I am the victim of multiple hate crimes) and, in this case, a polite request made by people rendered jittery about Islam by nothing more or less than the violent actions and declarations of imminent conquest made by Muslims themselves.
Nurul Islam could have acknowledged those jitters as understandable, removed the hoodie, and gone about his business. Instead, he is now international news — which also demonstrates that the mainstream media is so avid to report “Islamophobic hate crimes” but has so little substantial to go on that it is reduced to lamenting about the dreaded hoodie removal of hate.