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Muslims see little backlash after Boston bombing
Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2013 3:57 PM EDT | Rachel Zoll

Posted on 04/26/2013 6:00:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai

It looked like the backlash was starting even before the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were identified as Muslim.

Hours after the explosions, a Bangladeshi man told police he was dubbed an “Arab” and beaten in New York. A veiled Muslim woman in a city near Boston said she was struck in the shoulder and called a terrorist. When the public learned days later that the FBI was pursuing two Muslim men of Chechen descent, American Muslims feared the worst.

But the worst didn’t happen.

Muslim civil rights leaders say the anti-Islam reaction has been more muted this time than after other attacks since Sept. 11, which had sparked outbursts of vandalism, harassment and violence. Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which monitors bias and hate crimes against Muslims, said his organization has seen no uptick in reports of harassment, assaults or damage to mosques since the April 15 bombings. Leaders noted a larger, broader chorus of Americans warning against placing collective blame. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: backlash; bbbacklash; bostonmarathon; bostonmuslims; rop; tsarnaev

1 posted on 04/26/2013 6:00:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

They lie.


2 posted on 04/26/2013 6:01:04 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: ladyjane

Good thing they weren’t Tea Partiers.


3 posted on 04/26/2013 6:02:53 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Olog-hai

ICE needs to move in and deport those on expired visas, pronto. They won’t though. Why do we keep letting in the enemy?


4 posted on 04/26/2013 6:05:38 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Olog-hai
Leaders noted a larger, broader chorus of Americans warning against placing collective blame  cowardly half-wits wetting their panties in the rush to appease the barbaric muzz scum.
5 posted on 04/26/2013 6:07:23 PM PDT by tomkat (a nation of spoiled children being 'led' by the very ones who coddled their petulance)
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To: Olog-hai

Stupid ragheads get out of the USA. Hows that.


6 posted on 04/26/2013 6:07:34 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

yep


7 posted on 04/26/2013 6:10:39 PM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: bgill

Democrats want votes????


8 posted on 04/26/2013 6:13:02 PM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Nobody, and especially not Congress, is listening.


9 posted on 04/26/2013 6:21:33 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Olog-hai

she as struck on the shoulder, , HUH meaning she was walking and someone bumper into her by accident.


10 posted on 04/26/2013 6:21:46 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 353FMG

BeverlyIslamicBilly.


11 posted on 04/26/2013 6:26:15 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends



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12 posted on 04/26/2013 6:30:32 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai

What “backlash”?


13 posted on 04/26/2013 6:31:12 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ladyjane
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Well ... certainly the well-heeled liberal intelligensia still think that the islamic pig-followers aren't really a treat to Americans ...

but the rest of us "know" that "any" islamic cult worshiper of "moHAMMed" still want to murder all Christians and Jews in cold-blood ...



"All Muslims ?" ... I was asked by my spouse ...

yep ... every damned one ...



"why" do I know this to be true ?

because of the hundreds of speeches made at U.S. mosques during last weekend (and reported by the New York Times and CNN) ...

that denounced EVERY BLOODY ASPECT of ISLAMIC JIHAD ...

/sarcasm-off



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14 posted on 04/26/2013 6:33:53 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Piss upon Obama, and his False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Plenty of online Koran translations that can verify all of that too.


15 posted on 04/26/2013 6:35:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

(a comment about “anti-Muslim backlash” found elsewhere.)

Every time there is a jihad terror attack or foiled plot, the mainstream media fills up with stories about Muslims worrying about a “backlash.”

The “backlash” never materializes.

In reality, the steady drumbeat of false stories about (alleged) fears of “backlash” are maliciously designed to deflect attention away from jihad attacks and create false sympathy for the attackers.

David J. Rusin noted in National Review last January, “a detailed analysis of FBI statistics covering ten full calendar years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks reveals that, on a per capita basis, American Muslims, contrary to spin, have been subjected to hate crimes less often than other prominent minorities.

From 2002 to 2011, Muslims are estimated to have suffered hate crimes at a frequency of 6.0 incidents per 100,000 per year – 10 percent lower than blacks (6.7), 48 percent lower than homosexuals and bisexuals (11.5), and 59 percent lower than Jews (14.8). Americans should keep these numbers in mind whenever Islamists attempt to silence critics by falsely invoking (alleged) Muslim victimhood.”

American academics have a duty to stop uncritically parroting the factually discredited propaganda taqiyya that offers aid and comfort to Islamo-supremacists.


16 posted on 04/26/2013 6:41:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Olog-hai

In the meantime Obama has CAIR come over for a circle jerk.


17 posted on 04/26/2013 6:41:48 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

mosques should burn.


18 posted on 04/26/2013 6:45:11 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Olog-hai

We’re treating muzzies better than we treated the Brits in the 1760’s.


19 posted on 04/26/2013 6:48:43 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Olog-hai

The reaction of the American people was very restrained after 911, practically non-existent after this most recent in a long line of small-scale terrorist attacks. I cannot say the same for Muslim countries. In those countries, if someone draws a cartoon they don’t like, broad swaths of the population want to behead the cartoonist. Muslims must fix themselves before they point their fingers at anyone else.


20 posted on 04/26/2013 7:03:55 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Olog-hai

The bomb factories and armories in mosque basements need to start having “accidental” explosions.


21 posted on 04/26/2013 7:25:40 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

So what constitutes backlash anyway? A sideways look? Given the hyper sensitivity instilled in the ‘victimized classes’ methinks they’re being pansies.


22 posted on 04/26/2013 8:00:29 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.


23 posted on 04/26/2013 8:17:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Olog-hai

Pity.


24 posted on 04/27/2013 3:07:41 AM PDT by Bon mots (The police will protect you! Like they did in Boston. Trust them...)
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To: 3Fingas
Muslims must fix themselves before they point their fingers at anyone else.

They can't, because their religion forbids it.

25 posted on 04/27/2013 7:36:27 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
I think this would be a solution. Or, if not a solution, at least a stopgap: Pedestrian Infidel: a proposed constitutional amendment.
26 posted on 04/27/2013 7:44:57 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Olog-hai
I think this would be a solution. Or, if not a solution, at least a stopgap: Pedestrian Infidel: a proposed constitutional amendment.
27 posted on 04/27/2013 7:45:15 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Stepan12

I was at the airport in Philadelphia Thursday checking my bag. A woman in a muslim headdress checked my bag. I thought, what was wrong with this picture?


28 posted on 04/27/2013 7:48:46 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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