Slayer of the DP Newsbot
- Aug 27, 2005
- Reaction score
- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating a handful of apparently anti-Muslim incidents in four states, including the stabbing of a Muslim cab driver in New York City.
FBI agents and civil rights division investigators also are looking into vandalism and other incidents at mosques or mosque construction sites in Arlington, Texas; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Madera, Calif.; and Waterport, N.Y.
Here is the way I see it: If you want to be a bigot, that's your business. Even bigots have rights in America. But take it to the next level by committing or inciting violence, then you belong in prison.
Kudos to the FBI for launching these investigations, and for those who don't believe there will be justice here, you are dead wrong. The FBI has already, in the last year, successfully prosecuted the torching of a mosque in Tennessee, the torching of an African-American church in Massachusetts, and the spray painting of threats on a Jewish Synagogue in Alabama. More prosecutions are coming, and may those who are convicted of hate crimes pay the severest penalty available under the law.
Article is here.