By Pamela Geller – BarbWire guest contributor
Truth is the new hate speech
– Pamela Geller.
The Michigan Taylor City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that supports a campaign against sharia under the guise of “hate based on religion.” Islamic supremacism as law. Jihadists are conducting a genocide against Christians across the world and US politicians are passing resolutions prohibiting criticism of genocide, gender apartheid, creed apartheid, misogyny and Islamic Jew-hatred.
Islamic supremacists are embedding themselves in school boards, town councils, etc., to impose Islam on secular American society. Embedded Muslims and their well-paid stooges in local governments are passing resolutions to impose the sharia — to prohibit criticism of Islam and jihad.
Councilman Alex Garza, who offered the Islamic supremacist resolution, previously devoted himself to Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature, and only the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any state legislature in America. Garza is an Obama goosestepper who worked as a Field Director for Organizing for America – Michigan, President Obama’s campaign.
This sharia resolution is based on a false premise. The North Carolina parking dispute is reframed, repackaged into an “Islamophobia” incident, despite the facts. The FBI’s hate crime statistics for 2013 show the same trends as previously reported, that Islamophobia does not exist. The large majority of “hate crimes” are anti-Semitic but we don’t see representatives and councilman offering up Islamic Jew-hatred resolutions. The dubious and fallacious narrative of widespread Muslim victimization at the hands of “American bigots” is a talking point, a fiction. Just as in previous years, most hate crimes were not religiously motivated, most religiously motivated hate crimes were anti-Jewish, and Muslims suffered fewer total incidents than many groups and fewer per capita than gays or Jews. Anti-Islamic crimes did not involve greater violence than others and have not become more frequent. A glance at the details here.
But that truth doesn’t stop well-paid puppets like Alex Garza from pushing sharia on the people by way of “hate based” legislation.
Taylor council passes resolution against hate based on religion, ethnicity (WITH VIDEO), March 04, 2015
By Anne Runkle, News Heral, thanks to Patrick
The Taylor City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that supports a campaign against hate based on religion or ethnicity.
Councilman Alex Garza offered the resolution supporting the Campaign to Take on Hate.
The campaign by the National Network for Arab American Communities addresses bias and discrimination against Arab-Americans and Muslim Americans.
The Taylor resolution, however, does not mention Arabs or Muslims specifically, and “agrees to protect all its citizens and families no matter their religion or ethnicity.”
The resolution says the city will “stand against those who preach hate and incite violence.”
Former State Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who formerly represented southwest Detroit, Ecorse and River Rouge, said the campaign was borne out of a number of recent hate crimes, including the murder of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Tlaib, a Muslim-American, addressed the council about “alarming increases in hateful statements” about the religious group.
She said her 9-year-old son overheard her talking about a newspaper cartoon that depicted Muslims as Nazis.
“He came up to me and says, ‘Mama, don’t worry. If anyone asks if I am a Muslim, I will lie and tell them I am not,’” Tlaib said.
Councilman Charley Johnson said he supported the resolution, although he felt it didn’t go far enough, as it didn’t address hate crimes based on sexual preference.
Two residents addressed the council against the resolution.
Butch Ramik, a former councilman, asked if the council had researched all of the Take On Hate campaign’s platforms.
He said that while he is in favor of taking a stand against hate, he is troubled by the campaign’s support of the End Racial Profiling Act.
Ramik, a former police officer, said there are already avenues in place to halt profiling that is not justified. He cited Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent finding that the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department targeted African-Americans unjustly.
Ramik asked if the resolution means that the council supports all of the campaign’s stances.
Garza responded that the resolution means that the council backs the campaign’s “ideals.”
Resident Fred Lyons said he didn’t feel the resolution was necessary.
“I don’t see why we need a resolution to say we’re against hate. We are,” Lyons said. “Anyone who would say you are supporting hate would be asinine.”
He said he feared the resolution could lead to lawsuits against the city.
Garza said the resolution seeks to “create awareness” of hate.
“I think we should all remind ourselves that this country was not built on us hating each other,” he said. “ I think we have to make sure that we continue to remind each other that we support each other and make sure we point out hate when it occurs. This resolution does not commit the city to anything. We’re committing to continuing to take on hate in this country.”
Garza said elected officials have a responsibility to speak out against hate and discrimination.
The Detroit City Council also passed a resolution recently in support of the Take on Hate campaign.
Pamela Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of PamelaGeller.com and President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). She is the author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America, (foreword by Ambassador John Bolton), (Simon & Schuster). Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. She is also a regular columnist for World Net Daily, the American Thinker, and other publications. Follow her on Facebook & Twitter.
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