Examples of HuffPost reporting alleged hate crimes against people in FAVORED GROUPS

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As noted here, HuffPost has a de facto policy of dividing people into two distinct castes, or groups, and using this division to decide whether or not to report alleged hate crimes (defined here) against them:

Favored Groups: Democrats, leftists, and left-leaning African-, Hispanic- and Muslim-Americans

Worthless Groups: Whites, Republicans, conservatives, Jews (especially Israelis), and active-duty and retired U.S. military personnel

This page contains documentation of how HuffPost consistently:

  • Showers top-level, sympathetic, often sustained coverage to allegations of hate crimes against people in its Favored Groups
  • Downplays or ignores the fact that many of these hate crimes are later proven to be hoaxes, some in as little as 24 hours

For contrast, see:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring hate crimes against people it considers Worthless


Contents

(1) Hate crimes against Muslim Americans

(2) Hate crimes against black Americans

(3) Other hate incidents against people in HuffPost’s Favored Groups


(1) Hate crimes against Muslim Americans

Preface 1: HuffPost set up a comprehensive sub-site to track every allegation of hate incidents against Muslims, which it defines as anything from alleged violence to unkind words

Preface 2: HuffPost has not set up a similar site to track hate incidents against Jews in America — despite the fact that Jews are three to five times more likely to be victims of hate crimes than Muslims

Preface 3: Chronology of recent HuffPost articles about alleged hate crimes against Muslim-Americans, and “Islamophobic” incidents

Preface 4: Fake anti-Muslim hate crimes directory.  This directory contains sixteen recent examples of fake hate crimes against Muslim Americans that SaveTheWest has documented, which were discovered to having been hoaxes, or to have been perpetrated by the alleged victims.  The relevance of this directory is that HuffPost knew, or should have known that if it were to live up to its repeated public statements that it is a nonpartisan, professional news organization, it would have to:

(a) Exercise great caution in reporting these alleged hate crimes – and, upon discovering that it had given top publicity to a fake hate crime, to

(b) Promptly alert the public to the reality, with the same prominence and emphasis that it reported the original allegation.  In every instance, HuffPost failed to do so — which is directly relevant to the contents of this page.


Preface 1: HuffPost set up a comprehensive sub-site to track every allegation of hate incidents against Muslims, which it defines as anything from alleged violence to unkind words

On February 4, 2016, HuffPost launched a sub-site that was completely dedicated to tracking “Islamophobic incidents”:

According to HuffPost:

It might be impossible to create a comprehensive list of discriminatory acts against American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim, but The Huffington Post will document this deplorable wave of hate for all of 2016 using news reports and firsthand accounts. The breadth and severity of Islamophobia in America can no longer go unnoticed. Enough is enough.

The entries on HuffPost’s “Islamophobia timeline” range from verbal insults to actual hate crimes.

HuffPost seeks donations to support the site, and has accepted funds from one of the most notorious Islamist front groups in America, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR); summary; detail.

January 24, 2017 update: HuffPost has now removed the Islamophobia site, and put its contents behind a registration wall:


Preface 2: HuffPost has not set up a similar site to track hate incidents against Jews in America — despite the fact that Jews are three to five times more likely to be victims of hate crimes than Muslims

Curiously, HuffPost has not set up a similar site with which to track anti-Semitic incidents and hate crimes. This is notable because while there are similar numbers of Jews and Muslims in America, according to consistent annual FBI data, Jews are three to five times more likely to be victims of hate crimes than Muslims.  SaveTheWest compiled this data into a short infographic slide show:

This omission takes on special significance when one considers the fact that for many years, HuffPost has been inciting worldwide hatred of Jews and Israel, while whitewashing or ignoring those who are attacking them. An array of examples are showcased in SaveTheWest’s recent documentary:

“The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”

Several other independent blogs have been documenting HuffPost’s endemic anti-Semitic bias and incitement as well.


Preface 3: Chronology of recent HuffPost articles about alleged hate crimes against Muslim-Americans, and “Islamophobic” incidents

The following is a partial list of:

  • Recent articles that HuffPost published, mostly on its front page, about alleged anti-Muslim hate crimes and “Islamophobic” incidents in America, culled from HuffPost’s master directory
  • Items it published in this realm, but later removed, because they were proven to be hoaxes

A Running List Of Shameful Islamophobic Acts Since The Paris Attacks; This is not OK, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, November 20, 2015.

Muslim Women Say No One Intervened When Man Attacked Them; “I’m used to people looking at me on the street. But I don’t want to get used to people attacking me,” by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, March 8, 2016.

Note: Two days before the above article was published — on HuffPost’s front page, where it remained for two straight days — a beloved U.S. Army veteran and West Point graduate, Taylor Force, was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist, in Israel.  HuffPost all but ignored that story, and never published a picture of him, yet it gave sympathetic, pictorial, front-page coverage to a remorseful American ISIS terrorist, and a swan that was abused… in Eastern Europe. See a documentary video that SaveTheWest.com produced about this incident: “HuffPost’s Dehumanization of Capt. Taylor Force.”

Muslim And Hispanic Students In Kansas Allegedly Beaten By Man Yelling ‘Trump, Trump, Trump!’; The man reportedly called them “brown trash” and told them to “go home,” by Amanda Terkel Senior Political Reporter, The Huffington Post, March 14, 2016.

Muslim Woman Slashed In Face By Man Who Called Her ‘Terrorist’ In NYC, by Peter Andrew Hart, Front Page Editor and Andy Campbell, Reporter, The Huffington Post, March 31, 2016.

Note: The above article, which HuffPost positioned near the top of its front page, was proven within 24 hours to be a fake hate crime. In reality, the woman confessed to slashing her own face, and blaming it on an Islamophobic man. Rather than putting up a new headline to alert readers that they had been duped, however, HuffPost instead just changed the story page headline to read, “Muslim Woman Lied About Being Slashed In Face And Called ‘Terrorist’ (UPDATE),” to falsely make it appear that that was the only story it published on the matter.  See details in 1.4.

The Man Planning To Desecrate A Quran At Armed Anti-Muslim Rally Is A Trump Supporter; Surprise, surprise, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, April 13, 2016.

Women Claim They Were Kicked Out Of A Cafe For Being Muslim; “Beautiful location, mediocre boba, all served with a heaping dose of racism and sexism,” one woman wrote on Facebook, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, April 26, 2016.

UCF Gun Scare Sparked By Rumors After Someone Reported A Muslim Woman In Library; Fifteen minutes of 911 recordings reveal virtually all the callers were reacting to stories they heard via text or on social media, by Tyler Kingkade, Senior Editor/Reporter, The Huffington Post, April 27, 2016.

This Islamophobic Conspiracy Theorist Lectured Police Officers About Islamic Extremism; Ryan Mauro belongs to an organization that peddles fear and misinformation about Islam, Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, April 29, 2016.

Police Are Looking For An Alleged Trump Supporter Who Attacked A Muslim Woman; The assailant allegedly called the woman a “terrorist,” by Christopher Mathias National Reporter, The Huffington Post, May 3, 2016.

Muslim Student Called ‘Isis’ In Yearbook Says She’s Being Bullied For Speaking Out; In California, over half of Muslim students like Bayan Zehlif report being harassed over their faith, Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, May 10, 2016.

Note: In the above article, HuffPost cited a self-produced survey of 621 Muslim students in CA by CAIR, showing 55% felt they were discriminated against or harassed because of their faith. Yet HuffPost completely ignored a 2015 survey of more than 12,049 Jewish students at U.S. colleges, which revealed that 73% of them discriminated against because of their faith, and 33% reported being verbally harassed.

Ice Cream Parlor Responds Perfectly To Anti-Muslim Bigotry; “You can give somebody else your business,” by Yasmin Nouh Blog Editor, The Huffington Post, May 26, 2016.

Listen To A Trump Delegate Flip Out Over Church Sign Wishing Muslims A ‘Happy Ramadan’; Matthew Jansen said in a voicemail that he was “shocked” by the “despicable,” sign, adding that Islam is a “godless,” “pagan” religion, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, June 21, 2016.

Syrian Refugee Family Living In Fear, Again, After Receiving Anti-Muslim Threat; “You are Muslim and not welcome,” the note read. But the family says the Tucson community has otherwise been warm and welcoming, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, June 24, 2016.

Muslim Man Beaten Outside Florida Mosque Attended By Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen; There was disagreement on whether the attack was racially motivated, by Reuters (via HuffPost), July 2, 2016.

‘F**k Muzlim’ And ‘Terroist’ Spray-Painted On Muslim Man’s Car; The act of vandalism is the latest in a string of alleged anti-Muslim crimes during the final week of Ramadan, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, July 6, 2016.

Someone Shot At A Texas Mosque In The Latest Attempt To Terrorize The Muslim Community; The shooting comes amid a frightening surge in anti-Muslim hate crimes in the U.S., by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, July 7, 2016.

A Mosque In Rhode Island Was Vandalized After The Nice Attacks, Someone smashed the windows and painted “Muhammad Prophet of butchers” on the building, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, July 15, 2016.

Muslim Teen Finds Note At Mosque Reading ‘F**k Islam’, The note, which also said “Muhammad was a rapist,” was reported to police, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, July 26, 2016.

The Killing Of Khalid Jabara Is An American Tragedy; In a time of rising Islamophobia and anti-Arab hate, a beloved Oklahoma man is gunned down, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, August 23, 2016.

Note: In the above article, HuffPost’s “journalist” claimed that the man who murdered the victim is a “monster”: “But five years ago, that dream turned into a nightmare. The monster in that nightmare is named Stanley Vernon Majors, a 61-year-old ex-convict from California who repeatedly harassed and threatened the Jabaras, largely because they were Arab-American… [I]f Majors is a monster, he’s an American one.”

Yet SaveTheWest’s research shows that HuffPost has never called any of the radical Islamists who murdered Americans, be they Christian, Jewish, gay or other, as “monsters.”  To the contrary, on the rare occasions when it even reports on such incidents, it often omits or obscures their faith, or downplays or denies the religious linkage to their crimes.  One recent example: the case of Omar Mateen, who murdered 49 gays in Orlando: HuffPost ran a headline that falsely claimed “religion had nothing to do with” his massacre, and ignored he imam who lectured there, two months earlier, and claimed it is every Muslim’s duty to murder gays, “out of compassion.”

Someone Set Fire To The Orlando Shooter’s Mosque On One Of The Holiest Days Of The Year; The fire comes after multiple threats were made against the mosque this summer, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, September 12, 2016.

Florida Mosque Arson Leads To Arrest Of Joseph Michael Schreiber; The suspect allegedly posted anti-Islamic material online, by Reuters (via HuffPost), September 14, 2016.

Muslim Veteran Who Served In Iraq Finds ‘Terrorist’ Written On His Locker; Mohamed Abbas says he’s been targeted in the workplace many times for his religion, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, September 20, 2016.

Islamophobia Just Drove This Boy And His Family Out Of America, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, October 12, 2016.

Note: The above article, which HuffPost positioned on its front page, was later proven to be a fake hate crime.  Rather than putting up a new headline to alert readers that they had been duped, however, HuffPost instead just changed the story page headline to read, “N.C. Authorities: No Evidence To Support Father’s Claim Muslim Boy Was Assaulted On Bus (UPDATE)”, and changed the opening copy to indicate the reality — but left the URL the same.  In doing so, to anyone who only gets their news from its front page, HuffPost deliberately perpetuated the false narrative behind this story, and the broader lie about rampant Islamophobia in America.  See the details in 1.3.

Right-Wing ‘Crusaders’ Militia Group Plotted Terror Attack On Muslim Immigrants, FBI Charges; The terrorist group reportedly had “sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs,” by Ryan J. Reilly, Senior Justice Reporter, and Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, October 14, 2016.

New Jersey Muslim Center Defaced With ‘Donald Trump,’ Racist Graffiti; “F**k Allah” and “F**k Arabs” were among the messages spray-painted on Bayonne’s Muslim Community Miraj Center, by Christopher Mathias National Reporter, The Huffington Post, October 14, 2016.

Two Arkansas Mosques Defaced With Racist, Islamophobic Graffiti; Police are looking for three men seen on surveillance footage spray-painting messages like “F**k Islam” and “F**k Allah,” by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, October 21, 2016.

Lawyers Blame Alt-Right For Client’s Death Threats Against Muslims; Research shows they may have a point, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, November 5, 2016.

Police Probe Attack On College Student Wearing Hijab By Man Wearing Trump Hat In Louisiana, by Carla Herreria, Senior Writer, The Huffington Post, November 10, 2016.

Note: Within 24 hours of HuffPost publishing that headline near the top of its front page, it was revealed to be a fake hate crime.  Rather than putting up a new headline to alert readers that they had been duped, however, HuffPost instead just changed the story page headline to read, “Police Say Woman Made Up Story Of Attack By Two Men, One Wearing A Trump Hat (UPDATE),” to falsely make it appear that that was the only story it published on the matter.

Women In Hijabs Attacked In Separate Trump-Related Attacks On U.S. College Campuses, by Jasmin Gray, Students Reporter, The Huffington Post, November 11, 2016.

Note: The above article cited two incidents in which Muslim women were allegedly attacked.  Within 24 hours, one was revealed to be a fake hate crime.  Rather than putting up a new headline to alert readers that they had been duped, however, HuffPost instead just changed the story page headline to read, “Muslim Student Attacked On US College Campus In ‘Trump-Related’ Incident,” and changed most of the copy to indicate only one incident — but the URL remains the same.

Muslim Women Across America Face Attacks In The Wake Of Donald Trump’s Win; Just 48 hours after the election, multiple women wearing hijabs have been targeted, by Adam Hamze, Politics Intern, Huffington Post, November 11, 2016.

Countless Acts Of Hate Have Been Carried Out Since Trump’s Win; This is just the beginning, by Lilly Workneh Black Voices Senior Editor, The Huffington Post, November 11, 2016.

Here’s How To Support Minority Communities Right Now; “We can’t stand divided,” by Zahara Hill, Black Voices Editorial Fellow, The Huffington Post, November 14, 2016.

Allies Form A Circle Of Protection Around Muslim Students Praying In Michigan; This is what solidarity looks like, by Carol Kuruvilla, Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post, November 16, 2016.

Teacher Accused Of Harassing, Assaulting Muslim Student, by Huffington Post: Islamophobia, November 16, 2016.

13 Times Apparent Trump Supporters Attacked, Harassed Or Plotted To Kill Muslims; Where were they radicalized?, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, November 22, 2016.

Letters To California Mosques Praise Donald Trump, Promise Genocide; “You Muslims are a vile and filthy people,” by Andy Campbell, Reporter, The Huffington Post, November 26, 2016.

More Mosques Receive Letter Threatening Genocide As Police Close In On Suspected Author; However, the handwritten hate speech may not be a crime, by Andy Campbell Reporter, The Huffington Post, November 29, 2016.

Anti-Muslim Hate Group Brags About Influence In Trump’s White House; ACT for America’s Brigitte Gabriel says the group has a “direct line” to the president-elect. She’s not lying, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, December 14, 2016.

Adam Saleh, YouTuber, Claims He Was Kicked Off Delta Flight For Speaking Arabic, by Mohamed Omar, Huffington Post, December 21, 2016.

New Mexico Store Bans ‘Obama & Other Muslims’; We get it, you’re racist, by Sebastian Murdock, Reporter, The Huffington Post, January 2, 2017.

Ted Cruz’s Attack On Islamic Boogeyman Could Destroy American Muslim Groups, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, January 13, 2017. [Note: Although this article isn’t focused specifically on alleged hate crimes against Muslims in America, it profiles and provides defense for the groups that are most responsible for creating the “Islamophobia” narrative.]

Muslim Helplines Have Been Flooded With Calls Ahead Of Inauguration; And they’re expecting even more, by Carol Kuruvilla, Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post, January 19, 2017.

Women’s March Organizer Targeted By Vicious Islamophobic Attacks Online; After Muslim activist Linda Sarsour was trolled, thousands showed support with #IMarchWithLinda, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, and Carol Kuruvilla, Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post, January 23, 2017.

6 Rules Of Islamophobia In America; The Huffington Post tracked Islamophobia in the U.S. throughout 2016. Here’s what we learned, by Christopher Mathias, National Reporter, The Huffington Post, January 23, 2017.

Video Shows Man Harassing Muslim Woman, Asking If She Has A Green Card, “Do you have a green card, by the way? Yeah, you look, are you even — ”; by Nina Golgowski Trends reporter, The Huffington Post, January 31, 2017.

The above story appeared near the top of HuffPost’s front page on February 1, 2017.

Trump’s Disregard For Islamophobic Hate Crimes Shows He Cares Little About Muslim American Lives; Muslim Americans are Americans. And we are being targeted, by Dean Obeidallah, The Huffington Post, February 2, 2017.

The above story appeared on HuffPost’s front page on February 2, 2017.


 

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