Jewish Man Attacked in Brooklyn By Muslims Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Media Silent
By: Warner Todd Huston
On March 19th, I found a story on The Jerusalem Post detailing an attack by Muslim youths on a rabbinical assistant that occurred at a Brooklyn, New York subway station. The youths grabbed Uria Ohana’s yarmulke off his head then ran off yelling “Allahu Akbar,” which is Arabic for “God is great.” I have waited four days to report this story myself to see what other news outlets decide to cover the incident and how they would cover it. So far, the only U.S. news outlet that covered it was the New York Post. It has been nearly ignored by the rest of the media.
The dearth of coverage is curious because it seems a natural story for the left to get their “hate crimes” dander worked up over. After all, we have a Muslim gang attacking a lone Jew right in the middle of Brooklyn! Yet, the news gives us zip for coverage.
And this story is no mere he-said story as an arrest was made of an Arab man who was one of the attackers.
Of course, many in the media are cowled by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) that claims that anti-Muslim hate crimes are on a wild tilt upward. CAIR claimed that the number of reported cases from 2005 to 2006 increased at a rate of 25.1 percent from 1,972 cases to 2,467. CAIR also claimed that true “hate crimes” rose from 153 cases in 2005 to 167 incidents in 2006.
But these claims by CAIR neither comport to the FBI’s statistics, nor do they come close to the anti-Jewish statistics in this country.
The FBI, for instance, reports that in 2006 there were 1,750 documented cases of anti-religious hate crimes. Of that number nearly 66 percent was anti-Jewish with only just under 12 percent being anti-Muslim. The FBI’s reported numbers do not match CAIR’s claims at all.
Anti-Jewish crime is up all across the world these days, yet the media stay silent. Of course, the media is all agog when ABC claimed they “discovered” anti-Muslim sentiment even though they had created it themselves, but where are the MSM stories about this real incident of anti-Jewish sentiment?
So, why has the media ignored this story? Isn’t a hate crime a hate crime? Isn’t news of a gang of Muslim youths attacking an innocent man in the middle of one of our largest cities the sort of news that people should know?
Can anyone doubt that the media would be all over this story if it had been a Muslim youth attacked on the streets of Brooklyn?