Saturday, March 05, 2005

Faith-Based Bigotry

Via Atrios, we learn once again that the blogging anti-Muslim haters are full of shit. Mithras names and shames some of the shit-filled haters: Michelle Malice, Hindelicker, Adam Yoshida, Charles Bird, Junkyardblog, Silent Running and American Jihad. Other haters: Jihad Watch and Daniel "Crack" Pipes. (No links to those scumbags.)

Here's the story:

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - The upstairs neighbor of an Egyptian Christian family found slain in their home in January was charged along with another man Friday in the killings, and authorities said the motive was robbery, not religious fanaticism, as some had feared.

Edward McDonald, 25, who rented a second-floor apartment above Hossam Armanious and his family, pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder, as did Hamilton Sanchez, 30. Both men were ordered held on $10 million bail....

Armanious, a 47-year-old Coptic Christian; his wife, and their two daughters, ages 8 and 15, were found bound and gagged with puncture wounds to their throats....

But Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said the killings took place during a robbery by the two men, who owed someone a large sum of money.

"I'd like to make one thing perfectly clear: The motive for these murders was robbery. This was a crime based on greed, the desperate need of money," DeFazio said.

Authorities said thousands of dollars were withdrawn from Armanious' bank account using his ATM card in the days after the slayings.

Each of the above-refenced bloggers was advancing the theory that the killings were an anti-Christian hate crime, perpetrated by Muslims, despite the absence of evidence. Sorry, bigots. The love of money was the root of this evil, not religion.

Religion is, however, the root of the haters' evil. In the haters' collective tiny mind, Muslims killed the Armanious family because the haters wanted it to be so--very, very badly. Call it faith-based bigotry.

An NYT article discusses the religious tensions the bloggers were praying would erupt into a holy war. Of course, this humiliation won't cause any of these idiots to reconsider their irrational hatred, it will simply cause them to hate with more blind (religious) conviction.

Even more painful for the haters: One of the alleged murderers is caucasian. So Malkin and the rest are denied the solace of fixating on the Hispanic surname of the other suspect.

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