We’ll go with the assumption this is as bogus as most of the other so-called “hate crimes” supposedly targeting Muslims, since as we all know nothing ever comes of these incidents. But this one is particularly dumb, since it’s the posting of an image of Jesus Christ that is being called a hate crime.
A Jesus painting left at an Islamic center is being investigated as a hate crime, police say.
He then alerted the police who arrived at the mosque at about 5:45 pm.
The mosque released an official, conciliatory statement, and said the incident was a ‘teaching moment’ that served to underscore the similarities between Muslims and Christians.
So wait, if this is a teaching moment why is there a police investigation?
‘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,’ the spokesperson said.
‘The spiritual legacy of Jesus [peace be upon him] should be a unifying factor for Muslims and Christians, not a source of division or bigotry.’
Well, if that’s the case, why not leave the painting up?