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Mayor Says Diversity is Our Strength After Muslim Caught Vandalizing Chicago Synagogue with Nazi Symbol

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“I hate Illinois Islamist Nazis.”

Not everything that looks like “white supremacy” in the Whoopi Goldberg sense is.

Hitler and the Nazis remain quite popular in the Muslim world. They like the fascism sure, but it’s the antisemitism that’s really popular.

Bail has been set at $250,000 for a Niles man accused of spray-painting yellow swastikas on a synagogue and on the grounds of a Jewish high school in Rogers Park last weekend.

The swastikas were discovered Sunday on a wall of the F.R.E.E. Synagogue at 2935 W. Devon Ave. and on a shipping container used by the Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov High School at 3021 W. Devon Ave., according to police.

A day earlier, someone shattered a glass door and cracked another at a synagogue several blocks away, in the 2800 block of West North Shore, police said. On the same day, two businesses in the 2900 block of West Devon reported their front windows broken.

Considering the use of yellow stars, it seems pretty clear that Mr. Hussain knew what he was doing.

F.R.E.E. synagogues were set up for Soviet Jews escaping Communism to be able to practice their religion.

Judge Barbara Dawkins called the allegations against Shahid Hussain, 39, “a textbook case of a hate crime” during a hearing Tuesday.

Literally. Hussain did everything but send a letter to the paper.

Hussain was seen on video miming with his hands as if he was racking and firing a shotgun as he walked around the building, Murphy said.

In a post on Facebook, Hussain wore a false “Hitler” mustache and made “Nazi-like” arm salutes while admitting to causing some of the damage, Murphy said.

It’s nice that Chicago is finally trying to lock Hussain up, but it sounds like it should have done it a while back.

He was most recently sentenced to 12 months probation last September after pleading guilty to a stalking charge. He’s also currently on probation stemming from a 2017 burglary case in DuPage County.

Hussain previously pleaded guilty in 2014 to a felony count of aggravated driving under the influence and was sentenced to 90 days in Cook County Jail and 12 months probation, though he repeatedly violated the terms of his release and the case was extended.

In 2017, he pleaded guilty to a felony count of forgery and was sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, records show. The same day that case ended, the sentence in his other felony case was amended and he was given a concurrent sentence.

Of course he was. Your average criminal who is arrested is either on parole or just out with no bail after a previous arrest yesterday.

His lawyer, like that of pretty much every Muslim assailant, is blaming mental illness. Meanwhile the pols are repeating the usual cliches.

Ald. Debra Silverstein, whose 50th Ward covered the area of the vandalism, told the news conference that “hate has no place in this neighborhood and bigotry will not be tolerated. I have always prided myself on representing the most diverse neighborhood in the city of Chicago. Our diversity is our strength, but we can only stand strong when everyone feels safe.”

While Pakistani Muslims promoting European fascism in the Windy City while targeting a synagogue of Soviet Jews who fled Communism is certainly an example of diversity.

I’m not sure that’s really our “strength“.

Niles Mayor George Alpogianis reacted to felony hate crime charges against a Niles man who allegedly defaced synagogues and schools in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

“Niles is a community proudly rooted in diversity, and the tradition of embracing each other’s differences is a big part of why our neighbors love living here. Our people are our biggest asset, and we rely on each of our residents and workers to be our best ambassadors of what it means to be part of Niles.

Diversity doesn’t necessarily mean tolerance. The hate crimes in urban areas ought to make that abundantly clear.

While news stories describe Hussain as living in Little India, that’s side by side with Little Pakistan and has a sizable contingent of Pakistanis and Bangladeshis.

And this isn’t the only incident.

Police Supt. David Brown told reporters that detectives are continuing to investigate a broken window at Tel-Aviv Kosher Bakery, 2944 W. Devon, and are looking into an incident Tuesday morning at Bnei Ruven where a member of the congregation was “threatened by several individuals.”

The 35-year-old man at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday was outside in the 6300 block of North Whipple Street when three people in a silver sedan approached him, according to Chicago police. One person got out of the car and verbally threatened the 35-year-old man, police said. As the trio was leaving the area, they crashed into a parked car, damaging a window of that vehicle, police said.

Several individuals. Is this a case of mass mental illness? Or another all too familiar case of Muslim antisemitism?

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