Boy do they take their liberalism seriously in Spokane Valley, WA. So much so that they are now charging people with hate crimes for stating obvious facts. A woman was arrested and slapped with 3 hate crimes because she told an Iraqi Muslim that he wasn’t an American. Well duh, he’s not. Are they going to start throwing people in jail for telling fast food employees that they flip burgers for a living? Probably, I have a feeling low wage earners will be the next protected class of people.
KXLY reports that there has been an on-going dispute between 68-year-old Shalisha Israel and her neighbor Nawar Al Graiti, a Muslim man from Iraq. Al Graiti alleges that on Tuesday Israel banged on his door, kicked his car, and yelled racial slurs at him. He captured this on video, but it’s much different than what he described.
Rather than attacking him and his property, the video shows Israel sitting on a wall smoking a cigarette. She can be seen talking calmly to Al Graiti as he moves away from her.
“I think you might be terrorists. Go back to where you belong. Go. Go. You are not an American,” said Israel.
“Go back to where you belong. You’re not an American. You’re evil. You’re terrorists. I’m calling the police on you. I got your license number and I’m having you all investigated. All of you,” she added.
Did you catch any racial slurs in that? Me neither. Israel clearly doesn’t like Al Graiti, but she definitely didn’t slur him, intimidate him, or harass him in any way. At least that’s the way a normal person would see this.
The abnormal people who make the laws in Washington State see things differently. According to them, a hate crime includes “harassment based on someone’s religion or national origin.” Again, I don’t see this in the video. Israel never says anything about Al Graiti’s religion or his country of origin. She calls him a terrorist and points out that he’s not an American, but that’s much different than calling him a Muslim POS or an Iraqi scumbag. She most definitely didn’t use any racial or ethnic slurs.
Based on this video, police arrested Israel and charged her with three counts of malicious harassment, which are hate crimes in Washington State. As far as I can tell, she got one count for telling him to go back where he belongs. She got another count for calling him a terrorist. That means the third count has to be for her saying that he’s not an American, which he apparently is not.
Maybe Shalisha Israel is an unpleasant woman or perhaps Nawar Al Graiti is an obnoxious neighbor and she got fed up with his shit. I don’t know the details of their dispute. What I do know is that she has a 1st Amendment right to express her opinion, which is exactly what she did in this video. She’s now looking at three felony hate crimes for speaking her mind. If you need more evidence of why liberals should never be in charge of anything, this is it.