A painting depicting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was left outside a Long Island, NY mosque. There was no graffiti and no vandalism. In spite of all that, police are treating it as a hate crime.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 9, 2017
Even officials from the mosque don’t consider it a hate crime. They claim Muslims don’t view the depiction of Jesus Christ to be offensive.
And it’s not!
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement.
“Bias may have motivated this incident, but it could serve as a teaching moment for the perpetrator and for the community if it leads to greater understanding of the love Muslims have for Jesus, peace be upon him.”
Twitter was buzzing with comments:
Even if it was "hate" which I doubt, the only possible "crime" is trespassing.
— Αγία Σοφία (@nevrchek) July 10, 2017
Christians aren’t known as ‘haters’ and the image of Jesus hasn’t been known to strike fear into the hearts of non-believers.
Another user asked:
If a Muslim leaves a painting of Muhammad at a Christian church, is that a hate crime? https://t.co/bAHjok797j
— Tall Man Short Hair (@TallManShort) July 10, 2017
Well, a practicing Muslim would NEVER dipict the Prophet Muhammad on anything – EVER!
But, it still wouldn’t be a hate crime!
Me thinks the Long Island Police doth protest too much!
Biz Pac Review reports:
Depictions of Jesus Christ have now become hate crimes.
That is frightening, but there must be a catch right? Nope.
Surveillance footage revealed a person leaving behind a poster of Christ hanging on the Cross outside a Long Island, New York mosque, according to News 12 Long Island.
No graffiti was left and no structure was defaced. Nonetheless, police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.