Just last week, Muslim leaders in Philadelphia called it a ‘hate crime’ for bank robbers to dress up as women in burkas because it discriminated against Islam to do so.
Uh, we’re still waiting to hear from those same leaders about the Muslim men in Afghanistan who dressed as women in burkas to commit murder.
Via the AP:
The Taliban struck back less than two hours after President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday, targeting a foreigners’ housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assault that killed at least seven people.
It was the second major assault in Kabul in less than three weeks and highlighted the Taliban’s continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital even when security had been tightened for Obama’s visit and Wednesday’s anniversary of the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan.
Here is an excerpt from a local ABC news report about the burka bank robbers:
Philadelphia’s Muslim leaders gathered at City Hall, alongside Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. and District Attorney Seth Williams to announce that the Muslim community is offering a $20,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone committing a violent crime dressed as a Muslim woman.
“The reward is for those that perpetrate these crimes guised as Muslim women because we do consider it discriminatory against our women and Islam,” said Imam Asim Abdur Rashid of Majlis Ash Shura
Together, they condemned the wearing of Muslim garb to commit a crime and they expressed their concern for the safety of all Muslim women if their religious attire starts to become associated with criminal acts.
“When criminals disguise themselves as Muslim women,” Rashid said, “they put our women in danger of being stereotyped, victimized, and ostracized by society.”
Well, it would seem that if the burka bombers in Afghanistan can be arrested or otherwise dealt with, Imam Asim Abdur Rashid owes the U.S. Military $20,000.