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CONVICTED AMISH ARE NOT "HATE CRIMINALS"

By Rev. Ted Pike
29 Apr 13

The Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center have repeatedly testified before Congress that "an epidemic of hate" ravages America. From introduction of the federal hate crimes bill into Congress in 1998 until it was passed in 2009, ADL, the self-proclaimed architect of hate laws worldwide (see Hate Laws Worldwide: Wins and Losses for Freedom), and SPLC portrayed such “hate” as symbolized by a dead Matthew Shepard, hanging impaled on a barbed wire fence in the desert, because of who he was, a homosexual. They dramatized the horrific murder of African American James Byrd, dragged three miles behind a pickup truck and then dismembered by at least two white supremacists.

Rapt legislators on both the state and federal level were told by these Jewish “Civil Liberties” groups, as well as the homosexual lobby, that the states could not or would not sufficiently respond to this “acute national problem.” A federal hate crimes law was necessary. Hate and bias motivated violence in America can only be contained by giving the federal government unrestrained powers to intervene on the state level.

On October 28, 2009 the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, was signed into law by President Obama.

This week 16 convicted “haters” begin sentences in federal prisons.

Are they really the kind of people the hate law was ostensibly designed to prosecute – violent homophobes, virulent anti-Semites, neo-Nazis and sadists who overturn crippled people in wheelchairs? Actually, they are that class of people whom ADL really designed their hate laws to indict and persecute. They are 16 less-than-perfect Christians, including parents of nearly 36 children who must now be raised with help of friends and relatives.

What was their “hate crime” – one so grievous that parents must be incarcerated and children orphaned for up to seven years? Their crime was participation or assent to the forcible beard and hair cutting of some of their Amish theological rivals. It was a rash and certainly unchristian attempt to enforce the Orthodoxy of their leader, Sam Mullet. It was an assault resulting from a conspiracy, but no one was physically harmed. It bore no resemblance to the kind of violent and even homicidal species of hate which the much touted federal hate law promised to address.

These 16 Amish have now exchanged prison uniforms for traditional Amish dress. But their incarceration is not a victory for Obama or Attorney General Eric Holder. Nor does it justify Jewish attack groups and the gay lobby in their stated desire to “eradicate” hate and bias crimes in America. Instead imprisonment of these Christians only confirms the real motivation for their prosecution. It is to arm the government with even greater legal precedents for persecution and imprisonment of Christians – preferably large numbers of them at the same time.

Hate Laws Don’t Prosecute “Protected Hate Criminals”

Over the last several years the government has had ample opportunity to use their new hate law to prosecute religious or political fanatics who committed despicable acts of violence against their ideological opponents. But it didn’t. Why? Because such were members of groups which are exempt from prosecution under the federal hate law. They were Jewish or Muslim.

For example in 2011 in New York, Hassidic Jew Aron Rottenberg had been criticizing what he alleged was dictatorial, even terrorist control by Ultra-Orthodox Grand Rabbi David Twersky. This was criticism similar to what some Amish leveled against Sam Mullet. Rottenberg‘s home was firebombed by a Jewish teenage follower of Twersky resulting in extensive burns to Rottenberg.

Yet the government launched no federal investigation or hate crime charge against the Jewish fire bomber or the Jewish leader suspected of inciting him. Attorney General Eric Holder explained the hate law's double standard before the Senate Judiciary committee just days before the hate bill passed. He revealed that Jewish perpetrators of hate crimes are exempted from federal hate law prosecution. Instead, the government allows prosecution of such bona fide hate crimes by Jews in civil court – which metes much smaller penalties. The arsonist, Shaul Spitzer, was sentenced to seven years in prison. This is a much shorter sentence than the triple penalties a hate crime charge would have demanded. Some of the Amish are getting seven years for merely forcibly cutting their opponents' hair. Their leader, Mullet, is getting 15 for not stopping them.

Consider also perhaps the most glaring example of our government's perfect opportunity to make a hate crime case - that of the Muslim army psychiatrist Nidal Hassan. On December 5th 2009, deeply angry against the U.S. military, he shot and killed 13 service personnel, wounding 30. Again you may listen to Holder explain that, because he is Muslim, instead of Christian, he may not be prosecuted under the federal hate law.

Thus, this strange and perverse law, which could have sent 16 Christians to prison for between 17 years to life each, for the assault of forcibly cutting hair also refuses to charge "privileged" hate criminals. Why? Because the Jewish, anti-Christian ADL, who wrote the law, considers Jews, blacks, homosexuals, even women, to be historic victims of Christian persecution. It is "payback time" against Christians, whites and males. The federal hate law is thus one of the most discriminatory statutes ever enacted. It administers incredibly harsh penalties to those "haters" who are outside of privileged groups but gives "haters" within privileged groups immunity from federal prosecution.  Clearly, there is no equal protection under ADL's hate laws.  This is perhaps the simplest and strongest reason why the federal hate law should be abolished: it is contrary to the American standard of equality under the law.

Where is the Outrage?

Jewish talk show host Michael Savage recently lashed out against the indifference of Christian conservatives toward the Amish case. “The indifference of the Christian and so called conservative media both revolts and shocks me. . .they’ve learned nothing from history and are so trapped in their doxies they cannot see injustice unless it is broadcast them in talking points from the Republican establishment.” WorldNetDaily says Savage has established a legal defense fund for the convicted Amish men and women. I have experienced similar low interest in the Amish case in my previous two articles about their prosecution.

Why the apathy? Conservatives are weary of failed assaults against the seemingly impregnable walls of the Obama/Holder/ADL-influenced and pro-homosexual justice system.

What We Can Do?

The Amish case is so egregious I believe it contains catalyst for an organized assault on the constitutionality of the hate law. Yes, a federal judge last year rejected such a suit by the Amish and their lawyer. But last week all 16 Amish defendants and their lawyers agreed that a first rate legal attempt must still be made to destroy the hate law. All lovers of freedom should stand behind them and, at the very least, popularize and agitate for this possibility.

The hate law noose is rapidly closing around us as it has in Canada, most European nations, and Australia and can be ignored no longer. The liberal Jewish political and media establishment (see Jews Confirm Big Media Is Jewish) is speeding us rapidly, as in Europe toward criminalization of criticism of Jews and Israel, homosexuality, and Islam. This will provide abundant opportunities to indict Christians and patriots. Christian/conservative legal organizations must take this strategic opportunity and go on the legal offensive against the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. If they do not, it will become increasingly impossible to prevail against the cruelest and most outrageous attacks upon life and liberty. Failure to vigorously oppose this law today hastens that time when as under Jewish communism, (see Jewish Activists Created Communism) federal "thought police" and prosecutors will be able to hail into prison not just 16 Christians, but millions - even to their deaths.

And no one will be able to stop them.

 


Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.

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