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The Hate Crime President

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Look if you want to get all wired up about Muslim students being killed start with Syria, or Iraq, or anywhere in practically ANY of the predominantly Islamic countries around the world where murder is rampant.


Just don’t start in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where police say Craig Hicks killed three students, who just happened to be Muslim.

It’s a terrible tragedy that this man, Hicks-- who by accounts in the New York Times and other media outlets dealt poorly with anger issues in his life—would kill anyone. But that they were Muslim had nothing to do with the shooting. It was incidental.

“Police said Hicks shot the three people over an ongoing parking dispute in the condominium complex where he lived with the newlywed couple,” reported local WSOCTV. “The victims’ families said that the murders should be considered a hate crime.”

Over a parking spot, right?

Murder? Yes.

Hate crime? No.

And lawyer Obama should know it.

Except for this: One gets the feeling that Obama and the Department of Justice have long planned for a scenario where innocent Muslims would face a backlash over continuing Islamic violence aimed at Western societies.

And since Americans haven’t taken the hate crime bait that Islamic barbarians have offered up, Obama will turn it into a federal case, using the same methods that he turned Michael Brown into an innocent African-American who was shot by police out of malice.

I don’t begrudge the family of Michael Brown or the family of the killed Muslim students their grief, which is legitimate. The students killed in Chapel Hill were innocent—unlike Brown-- and the crime is plain murder, which is hateful by definition.


But Hicks will be tried in North Carolina presumably, and if convicted, he will face the death penalty-- that’s if the state’s liberals start using the death penalty again.

I have a growing belief that Obama wouldn’t know a hate crime if he stumbled upon it at the grocery store with a label listing all the active ingredients.

That’s OK. Obama will be off the stage soon enough.

The rest of us however will have to live with the consequences of his mass myopia and color-blindness.He seems to see only one color: rage red. 

Because let’s face it: Obama is and always will be blinded by color…and race and creed and religion and, and, and.

"And it's not surprising then that they get bitter,” said Obama of you, me and others who oppose him, “they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Hicks it will be noted was an atheist according to press accounts. Presumably then he only clung to guns, which is enough of a hate crime for Obama to decide the murders had to be race related.

And that kind of thinking obscures the real hate crimes.

The real hate crimes happened in Manhattan- at the Twin Towers-- at the Pentagon, Fort Hood, Paris, in London, Moscow, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq...the list grows—and they were perpetrated by Islamic terrorists—an individual that Obama can’t see with his defective vision.


The real hate crimes at home, including high African American unemployment, poor educational opportunities, and, oh yeah, the murder of blacks in their own neighborhoods by other illegally armed blacks—also happen mostly in Democrat bastions-- a truth that again Obama can’t see because of he is blinded by color.

My heart goes out to the families of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Deah Shaddy Barakat and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, the students killed by Hicks.

The families deserve justice for the crimes committed against them.

But if they count on Obama to give it to them, all they will get is hate.

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