Orthodox Muslims will do anything to claim victimhood status. They do this because Mohammed did it in his own time, and it worked. They are just following the example of their "prophet" and the naïve West seems to fall for it all the time. This is nothing else than takiyya, the religiously sanctioned lie that can be use whenever that lie helps the spread of Islam.
This is a form of jihad being waged in Western countries, in the sense that, playing the victim, orthodox Muslims can lay claim "special treatment" which makes aspects of Islamic law (sharia) are introduced slowly becoming part the foundations of society, for the establishment of Islamic law when Muslims have sufficient numbers to claim it.
Austria: Muslims Set Fire to Own Fast-Food Business and Leave 'Racist' Graffiti to Mislead Investigators
A couple of weeks ago a pizzeria owned by Albanian Muslims in Wörgl, Austria, was badly burned. A nearby building owned by a Turkish association was also set on fire. 'Racist' graffiti in Turkish was left on the scene, complete with swastika symbols. This immediately provoked demonstrations from Turks and Greens protesting against "right-wingers" and "racists". One placard read : "Racism isn't an opinion! Racism is a crime". It has now emerged, though, the both fires were set by the Muslims themselves. They were in dire financial circumstances and wanted the insurance payment. The 'racist' graffiti was simply left to mislead the investigators. Fortunately, two of the Muslim perps were injured in their own attack when the fire they were setting produced an explosion (feb, 2013, Islam versus Europe).
Muslim mosque on fire
Brussels, Belgium. A Muslim of 34 years old, ax in hand, stormed a mosque on the outskirts of Brussels Monday and started a fire that resulted in the death of the Imam (March/2012, Voice of America).
Muslims set fire on their own mosque and accused Israeli settlers
On 3 October, a report by AFP, published by L'Express, among others, and copied by many French media reported the burning of a mosque in a Bedouin village in northern Israel, Touba-Zangariyya. L'Express assigned the blame to the "settlers" of Israel. The truth is that the mosque in Tuba-Zanghariya was torched by Islamists (Jan/2012, Mtzav blog).
A "hate crime" that had never been
A mosque in Marietta, Georgia (USA) was burned criminally. An Islamic organization known by the acronym CAIR (Council of American-Islamic Relations, and the arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. and Canada) complained that the fire was a "hate crime" against Muslims (Jul/2010, AJC). In fact, the fire was caused by Tamsir Lucien Mendy, a native of Gambia. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty for the crime (Jan/2012, AJC).
Flashback (from Atlas Shrugs)
Should a group with a track record like this really be given a pass by AP and Minnesota education authorities?
CAIR cites the July 9, 2004 case of apparent arson at a Muslim-owned grocery store in Everett, Washington. But investigators quickly determined that Mirza Akram, the store's operator, staged the arson to avoid meeting his scheduled payments and to collect on an insurance policy. Although Akram's antics were long ago exposed as a fraud, CAIR continues to list this case as an anti-Muslim hate crime.
CAIR also states that "a Muslim-owned market was burned down in Texas" on August 6, 2004. But already a month later, the owner was arrested for having set fire to his own business. Why does CAIR include this incident in its report?
CAIR lists the March 2005 lawsuit filed by the Salmi family for the firebombing of their family van as one example of a hate crime report it received in 2004. However, the crime named in the lawsuit occurred in March 2003, was already reported by CAIR in 2003, and should not have been tabulated again in the 2004 report.
CAIR reports that "a home-made bomb exploded outside of the Champions Mosque in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas," staking its claim on eyewitness reports that on July 4, 2004, "two white males" were seen placing the bomb. We inquired about the incident and found that Spring's sheriff department could not locate any police files about an explosion. Further inquiries to the mosque and an e-mail to CAIR both went unanswered. There is scant evidence that any crime even occurred.
CAIR notes that "investigators in Massachusetts are still investigating a potential hate-motivated arson against the Al-Baqi Islamic Center in Springfield." However the case was long ago ruled a simple robbery, news that even CAIR's own website has posted. The Associated Press reported on January 21, 2005, that prosecutors determined the fire was set by teen-age boys "who broke into the Al-Baqi mosque to steal money and candy, then set the fire to cover their tracks." The boys, they clarified, "weren't motivated by hatred toward Muslims."
CAIR describes what happened to a Muslim family in Tucson, Arizona: "bullet shots pierced their home as they ate dinner in October 2004" and two months later their truck was smashed and vandalized. But the only evidence that either incident was motivated by hate of Muslims is the Dehdashti family itself, not the police. Detective Frank Rovi of Pima County Sheriff's Department, who handled the shooting investigation, said that according to the neighbors, the desert area by the Dehdashti house was often used for target practice. Neither incident was classified as a hate crime and both cases were closed by February 2005, long before the CAIR report went to press.Of twenty "anti-Muslim hate crimes" in 2004 that CAIR describes, at least six are invalid – and further research could likely find problems with the other fourteen instances.
"Muslim Group: Hate Incidents On Rise In MN Schools," from AP, March 24 (thanks to Wheeler):
ST. PAUL (AP) ― A Muslim civil rights group is calling on the Department of Education to investigate reports of racial and religious tensions in Minnesota public schools.
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked for the department's help Wednesday, following reports of anti-Muslim incidents around the state.
Muslim students have allegedly been called names and faced harassment by students and teachers. In one case, CAIR says, two students shoved pork bacon in the faces of Muslim high school girls. Muslims do not eat pork.
In another case, CAIR says, a bus driver went past Muslim students waiting at a bus stop. And CAIR says a teacher told students to spray air freshener when Muslim students entered a room.