Let’s Stop Calling Things Hate Crimes


Police: Notes urging violence against Muslims a hate crime

WESTBROOK, Maine (August 18, 2016) — Typewritten notes urging violence against Muslims discovered at an apartment complex in Maine are being investigated as a hate crime, but there is no evidence of an immediate threat to residents’ safety, police said.

An Iraqi man went to Westbrook police Wednesday morning and told officers that he had found a piece of paper that said “All Muslims are Terrorists should be Killed,” Westbrook Police Chief Janine Roberts said at an afternoon news conference.

I’m still against hate, and against hate speech.  I’m also against hate speech codes, or punishing people extra for violence against protected groups.

That said, this activity is not protected.  Urging violence is against the law, as it should be. The police are wrong to suggest there is no “evidence of an immediate threat…” The notes themselves are a threat.  

Am I being too cynical in suggesting this might be a hoax?  Lots of other hate crimes have been.

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4 Responses to Let’s Stop Calling Things Hate Crimes

  1. No, they’re probably right. Since the Iraqi man almost certainly wrote the notes himself, and he’s very unlikely to actually hurt himself or any other Muslim just to make his fake hate crime look real.

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  2. onwyrdsdream says:

    The hoaxes are what you’d expect to happen when people place their cause above their honor. A person with honor has pride in being just, fair, and reasonable. Which isn’t to say that he is naive, or occasionally wrathful, but this is generally limited to those who would besmirch their honor. Honor isn’t really taught these days, and it it somewhat looked down upon anymore, but without it, what do you have to loose when you lie, steal, break oaths and contracts? You only fear the social consequences, the law, perhaps for you job, but the authority that should offer the greatest punishment for those various harmful actions, your own conscience, is strangely silent. Without that voice, are we even men at all?

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  3. crawford421 says:

    The capitalization gives it away.


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