Two more “Islamophobic” hate crimes turn out to be something else altogether. One might almost get the impression that anti-Muslim hate crimes hardly ever occurred (and shouldn’t, of course), were it not for our moral superiors constantly assuring us otherwise.
“UK police question suspect after elderly Muslim set alight,” Al Jazeera, March 22, 2023:
…“The two recent deeply troubling incidents where two elderly Muslims have been set on fire as they left mosques are shocking,” Iman Atta, head of Tell Mama, a hate crime monitor, told Al Jazeera.
“We ask all communities to remain alert and vigilant whether at a mosque or in a public area. This is especially the case because Ramadan is just around the corner and the safety and security of our communities remains a key priority.”…
“Moment man is arrested by counter-terror cops in Birmingham after ‘setting a Muslim on fire outside mosque before trying to return the next day’ – as police probe whether it is linked to separate attack in London,” by Chris Matthews and Andy Dolan, Daily Mail, March 22, 2023:
This is the moment counter-terror police arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after a Muslim man was set on fire after leaving a mosque.
Footage shows a suspect being detained by officers on Dudley Road in Edgbaston, Birmingham, after the pensioner in his 70s was sprayed with an unknown substance and set alight on nearby Shenstone Road on Monday.
The victim had been praying in front of a suspect described as being ‘Somalian’ by fellow worshippers, before he was followed home and attacked yards from his front door.
Yesterday afternoon police carried out the arrest after he was spotted by worshippers attempting to go back into the mosque as a funeral was about to begin. A source at the mosque said: ‘People recognised him because he had been coming here for a few weeks.’
The attack came exactly three weeks after a similar incident 120 miles away in Ealing, when another worshipper, 82, was set ablaze after being followed out of the West London Islamic Centre. He was taken to hospital for treatment for severe burns to his face and arms.
In the Birmingham incident, residents’ security cameras showed the younger man engaging the grey-haired victim in conversation outside the mosque, before he carried out the attack. As the victim screamed on the pavement, cars continued to drive past just yards away….