[Ed. – So, does that qualify as a “hate crime,” or not? In Los Angeles, violent Hispanic v. black/vice versa crimes get collateral “hate crime” charges added to them all the time, in order to lengthen sentences. This has had the perverse effect of causing the “hate crime” rate to increase exponentially since the category of “hate crimes” was established. Virtually NO “hate crimes” charged in LA County are committed by white offenders, and those that are typically occur in the local jails. Yet all the while, the political understanding about “hate crimes” is that they’re about whites treating other people badly.]
The murder of a Muslim imam and his friend in broad daylight was the result of a “Muslim-Hispanic feud,” say police who have arrested a suspect in the case.
The killer who crept up behind an imam and his friend near a Queens mosque and shot both men in the head may have been settling a score in a feud between Muslims and Hispanics, police sources said early Monday.
And he may have left behind another victim who unwittingly held the clue that solved the crime, the sources said. …
Many on the left were spouting the theory that the shooter was an evangelical Christian who wanted to kill Muslims. There was even an attempt to blame Donald Trump for the murder.
Instead, liberals are now faced with a tough choice: which “oppressed” group do they blame?