These anti-Muslim hate crime hoaxes are becoming all too common in this country. By virtue of the fact that MOST anti-Muslim hate crimes turn out to be hoaxes, perpetrated by or simply made up by the alleged victims themselves in order to get media attention, publicity, and sympathy, there is rarely a follow-up on the initial report.
CBS Here’s the latest from Maryland: Montgomery County Police say they’re investigating after a Muslim student claimed to have received offensive messages that referenced her religion. The alleged victim is Nimah Nayel, 16, (below) a Sudanese Muslim who was running for a leadership role on the county’s school board, and her Muslim faith may have made her a target for some disturbing comments.
The Richard Montgomery junior ran for a student position on the county school board. Throughout her campaign, she said she received aggressive emails, but last week’s messages were the worst. Some of the profanity-laced emails are too graphic to publish, but one message told the Sudanese-American to get out of the country.
According to Nayel, one of the messages said, “Why the *expletive* do you breathe?” “I was extremely hurt, it was like, it takes a lot to shake me, but those messages shook me,” she said.
Montgomery County Police say the department is investigating. The school system released the following statement:
“As soon as we were made aware of the threats it was reported to school security and the Montgomery County Police Department. Police are currently investigating and if it is discovered that these threats and hateful messages were sent by MCPS students, they will receive consequences aligned with our student code of conduct and will be referred to law enforcement. We will not tolerate this type of behavior.”
Dr. Zainab Chaudry with designated terrorist group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) said her organization is fighting an uptick in anti-Muslim sentiment. CAIR said there is a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
No suspects have been identified.
Montgomery County has become a hot bed of Muslim religious activism, where notorious designated terrorist group CAIR has repeatedly campaigned for schools to be closed in recognition of two Muslim holidays, but was rejected as you can see in the links below.
However, as a result, the County now has removed all religious designations from its school holiday calendar, i.e., Christmas becomes Winter vacation: