when is a hate crime not a hate crime?

JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZ!

Two men who were accused of plotting to blow up the largest synagogue in Manhattan, and kill as many Jews as possible in the process, were formally indicted on Wednesday, but not on the most serious criminal charges sought by the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh, who were accused of plotting to blow up the largest synagogue in Manhattan, at their arraignment in State Supreme Court on Wednesday. They were not indicted on the most serious criminal charges sought by the Manhattan district attorney.

The state grand jury that heard evidence against the men declined to indict them on the charges of second-degree conspiracy as a crime of terrorism and as a hate crime

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8 Comments!

  1. mech
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 5:40 am |

    Did they get some sympathy for their incompetence, having burns on their lips from the exhaust of the bus they were trying to blow up to start the process?

    Or was it just a pc courtesy?

  2. mech
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 5:55 am |

    Somewhat related. . .

    Why aren’t you speaking English?

  3. Posted June 17, 2011 at 8:33 am |

    Hey, now… why can’t Snoop Dogg hang out with a buddy at the polls without being looked at funny?

  4. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 11:40 am |

    It’s just a religious crime, not a hate crime.
    Religion’s protected under the First Amendment.
    (What? Yeah, Prog-lawyerin’ ain’t so hard.)

  5. MCPO
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm |

    HEY! It ain’t terrorism! After all, they were only trying to kill the JOOOOOOOS.*
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    * wonders when Jewish voters will figure out that the liberals hate them*

  6. Fat Baxter
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm |

    They’re reluctant to call it “terrorism” because then they’d have to do something about it.

    Same reason the UN never make the call on a genocide while it’s in progress. Once you identify it as such, then next logical step is to do something about it. And they haven’t the guts, much less the means (without the US leading it) to do anything.

    That’s why the bureaucrats hem and haw about domestic terrorism. Far easier to just prosecute as some vanilla felony.

  7. Snuffy Smith
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm |

    Well, I’ll be.

    It’s that religion of peace again.

  8. Merovign
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm |

    Hey, terrorism works. They’re even afraid to prosecute you for it when you get caught.

    Isn’t that the lesson here? Don’t upset the Muslims ’cause they kill people? So, what’s the incentive for them to stop killing people? Won’t we just upset them if they do that?

    Effing first grade, people, if they hadn’t skipped it they’d know this crap.