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  • NYPD says suspect confesses in firebomb attacks

    01/03/2012 1:33:10 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 3:57 PM EST | SAMANTHA GROSS
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police say a man has confessed to a string of arson attacks at an Islamic cultural center and four other sites on New Year's Day. The man was taken into custody Tuesday. His name was not immediately released. Police spokesman Paul Browne says he made statements implicating himself in the attacks and had personal grievances with each targeted location. Crude Molotov cocktails were tossed into a convenience store, two homes in Queens, one in nearby Nassau County, and an Islamic center. He is facing arson-related charges. It's not clear if the incidents were...
  • Arab Anti-Semitism: It`s Getting Personal

    06/04/2004 7:53:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 293+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 6/2/2004 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    There`s been a lot of talk since 9/11 about anti-Muslim and anti-Arab discrimination, and yet according to actual hate-crime statistics, it is Jews who’ve had the most to fear. According to the FBI`s Hate Crimes Statistics Report for 2002, there were 155 anti-Islamic incidents and 931 anti-Jewish incidents that year. And as anyone who follows these developments knows, the majority of these anti-Jewish acts were perpetrated by Arabs and/or Muslims. Of course, the media has remained largely silent on this issue, preferring instead to stick to their usual script of brown victims and white oppressors. But Jews themselves do not...