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Palestine, Racism, USA

Imagine this headline: “Chemicals sprayed into Synagogue, Children Hurt”.

On Monday I commented on a Media Lens article which highlighted the selected reporting and amnesia of the Western press particularly the US, in failing to report the thousands who died and million who have been made homeless following Hurricane Gustav and Ike hitting Haiti. Another example of selected reporting and racism is this story about a young Muslim girl who was sprayed in the face at a Mosque in Dayton, Ohio.

A 10-year-old girl sprayed in the face with a chemical Friday, Sept. 26, while at a local Islamic mosque was not the victim of a hate crime, police Chief Richard Biehl said.

The girl was watching children whose parents and relatives had gathered at the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton, 26 Josie St., to celebrate Ramadan when she noticed two men standing outside a basement window about 9:40 p.m., according to police.

One of the men then sprayed something through the open window and into the girl’s face from a white can with a red top, according to a police report. The girl said she immediately felt burning on her face and felt “sick to her stomach,” the report stated.

The above report from the Dayton Daily News displays a reluctance to even write this short report which dismisses the act in the first line by reporting the police claim that it was not a hate crime. If not done out of hate then why? Is there any other reason to spray a 10 year old with chemicals?

Can you imagine if this had been Jewish children praying in a Synagogue? The media circus, President Bush, Senators McCain and Obama would have been in Dayton condemning the vicious act, Muslims denigrated in the media and calls for restricting immigration. But of course there would be silence on the contribution by the Gulf states in salvaging the US economy.

The attack took place shortly after the release of an anti Muslim DVD “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West

On Friday, September 26, the end of a week in which thousands of copies of Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West – the fear-mongering, anti-Muslim documentary being distributed by the millions in swing states via DVDs inserted in major newspapers and through the U.S. mail – were distributed by mail in Ohio, a “chemical irritant” was sprayed through a window of the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton, where 300 people were gathered for a Ramadan prayer service. The room that the chemical was sprayed into was the room where babies and children were being kept while their mothers were engaged in prayers. This, apparently, is what the scare tactic political campaigning of John McCain’s supporters has led to – Americans perpetrating a terrorist attack against innocent children on American soil.

As Haitham writes, “lest we be accused of anti-antisemitism” a cursory look at the “major campaigns” against Islam reveals the hand of Zionism…

* Daniel Pipes who runs campuswatch, a site that witch-hunts professors who are not pro-Israel enough.
* Robert Spencer who runs the notorious “”Jihad Watch”
* David Horowitz who runs “Freedom Center” and also organized the notorious “Islamofascism” week
* David Yerushalmi who was part of the “Shariah Mapping” project, the “SANE” project, and other islmaphobia-creation efforts. We covered his organization’s activities in this post…..Continue reading here and here

Links: International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network