by Locker Room contributor
Look askance at a Quran these days an you’re likely to be up on hate-crime charges. But throw rocks at Jewish study centers and put Torahs in toilets and urinate on them and the national media pays no attention. Here’s a report from the local paper in Bloomington, Ind.:
A series of anti-Semitic acts of vandalism aimed at various Jewish facilities on and near campus has caused Indiana University police to contact local FBI officials and members of the U.S. Department of Justice for help with their investigation.
On Monday, eight different Hebrew texts were taken from the shelves at Indiana University’s Wells Library and distributed to eight different men’s bathrooms, where they were thrown in toilets and urinated on, university officials confirmed. The defiled books were from the research collections section on the sixth and seventh floors of the library.
On Tuesday morning within an hour, two more rock throwing incidents at Jewish facilities were reported to police. At 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, someone threw a rock into the staff directory sign of the Jewish Studies Program in Goodbody Hall.
Heard or seen an reports on the nets or the “prestige” papers? I haven’t. As NewsBusters points out, also lost in the media rush to kiss up to Muslims is the fact that Jews are eight times more likely to be the objects of hate crimes.
Why, the way things are covered, you’d think it was the other way around.