Esmeralda Upton apparently had too much to drink and accosted a group of Indian American women in the parking lot of a restaurant in Plano, Texas.
This was captured on cell phone video, with Upton saying, “I hate Indians. Go back to India. We don’t want you here.” She also pushed the women, slapped their cell phones, and threatened to shoot them.
Police were called, but did not arrest her since they had not witnessed the incident. Upton was driven home by a friend after she refused to take a breath analyzer test. She is now facing charges of assault and making terrorist threats, with possible hate crime enhancements.
Although the Indian women say that they were scared, they were clearly defiant, continued to engage, and knew exactly what they were doing, and were video recording their attacker the entire time.
If you have ever seen someone drunk and blowing it, you know how cringeworthy that is. But unless that person is a celebrity or a public official, it isn’t really news, and is cruel to subject a private person to this kind of publicity.
Nevertheless, TV stations simply can not resist this kind of observational cinema, especially when there is the possibility of hate crime charges pending.
Esmeralda Upton represents no one and nothing but herself.
However, this newscast tries to imply she is part of a rising tide of violence and hate against Indian-Americans.
But the FBI website says that white people receive the most hate crimes after blacks. Jews are number 3.
I don’t even see a category for Indian-American. And anti-Hindu is near the bottom, at 31st place.
Furthermore, if one looks at what constitutes a hate crime, listed in order there is:
- Intimidation – 4,381
- Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property – 2,433
- Simple Assault – 2,197
- Aggravated Assault – 1,407
- All Other Larceny – 222
All of this is bad, and should be prevented by law. But it is not evidence of some kind of crisis in society. The sum total of these hate crimes listed on the FBI site, 10,640, is 0.003% of the U.S. population of 330 million.
If the station were responsible, it would have said that hate crimes against Indian-Americans are rare.
Even if there were a rising tide of some sort, Esmeralda Upton is not part of it. She doesn’t belong to any hate group or movement. Unlike some of the groups who trying to make a federal case out of this.
The stations tells us the video is “shocking.” But it is not. It is banal.
What is shocking is that the stations include the Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations Dallas/Fort Worth area, Faizan Syed, on their broadcasts. See here, here, here, here, and here.
Despite this incident having nothing to do with Muslims or Islam, Faizan Syed is calling for Upton to be charged with a hate crime. Reports say the police are investigating the parking lot incident as a hate crime. That means they are considering Faizan Syed’s input.
And he says this incident has impact upon the entire South Asian community. So he has pretensions to being the spokesman for the South Asian community now? He already works for CAIR, which pretends to represent the nation’s Muslim community. Additionally, CAIR purports to represent blacks, Asians, and American-Indians, as well as Muslims. They need to stay in their lane.
OpIndia stated: “CAIR that came in support of the victims made it about the ‘South Asian Community’ which the assault was clearly about being the woman ‘Indian’. The propaganda to shift the paradigm to call it ‘South Asia’ and not ‘Indian sub-continent’ has been active for many years now. The left eco-system and the western mainstream media have been trying to stop using the word ‘Indian’ or ‘Indian sub-continent’ while mentioning the region and using ‘South Asia’ instead.”
This is the same Faizan Syed who is campaigning to free Lady al-Qaeda, Aafia Siddiqui, from prison. He has organized rallies on her behalf in partnership with the Aaafia Foundation, a pro-Taliban group of people who wrote a prayer for Anas Haqqani, a leader in the Haqqani Network, which is part of the Taliban and allies with al Qaeda.
All the available evidence strongly suggests that Syed’s activities inspired Malik Akram to take hostages at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas last January.
Who is Faizan Syed to point fingers at anyone?
Esmeralda Upton is CAIR’s third victim of the month, and the 23rd of the year.
CAIR attacks individual working-class Americans on TV at a rate greater than twice a month. And it has been going on for over five and a half years now.
CAIR representatives use their astonishing media access to hurt people: school principals, elementary school plays, elected officials, judges, business owners, Facebook groups, even the mentally ill, and children, and they have been doing this for years.
There are over 100 examples of CAIR doing this.
15 examples in 2018
20 examples in 2019
24 examples in 2020
28 examples in 2021
And we are already at 23 for the year with Esmeralda Upton being the latest.
CAIR had ABC affiliate WSB defame a sitting judge to influence a legal decision.
There are several examples of CAIR turning an entire town against one person.
- CAIR turned the town of Dearborn against Bill Larion for using the word “camels” in a Facebook post. ABC affiliate WXYZ was a willing participant in Larion’s persecution.
- CAIR turned the town of Toms River, New Jersey against Dan Leonard for mocking and scoffing at Ilhan Omar, Rachida Tlaib, and Sharia law. CAIR did nothing to calm the situation down after Leonard’s daughter received rape threats.
- CAIR used a rumor on social media to get on TV four times and call for a teacher’s termination while she was under police protection.
This is more than just news. It is a scandal.
Because 99% of the people CAIR attacks on TV are white.
Does CAIR hate white people? It’s not an absurd question. They have given the subject a great deal of thought and discuss it at length on their YouTube channel.
White people are depraved, savage, subhuman devils who should be choked. This was said to the Deputy Executive Director for CAIR National, who rocked with laughter.
Here is the Executive Director of CAIR National saying that white people have privilege that they can do anything and get away with it.
Here is the CAIR-Los Angeles Executive Director reducing America to a caricature of “white nationalism” – https://youtu.be/S0AeItOnV5M?t=1036
CAIR uses very expensive media databases to hunt for white people to attack.
CAIR is the hate criminal. And a national security risk.
There is your “shocking” news story.
CAIR and local TV newscasters are working together to persecute Americans with a clear pattern of bias.
The media won’t report this, but it doesn’t matter. The public is discovering it on their own. After all, they are the targets of CAIR’s hate campaign. If this isn’t stopped, CAIR will succeed in inspiring some nut case to physically attack one of their targets. In fact, it already happened in Colleyville. The only difference is that next time, an innocent person could get killed.
Finally, it is very disheartening to see that TV station KTVT is in Dallas/Ft Worth.
Colleyville is right there!
Colleyville “is situated in the Mid-Cities suburban region between Dallas and Fort Worth.” It is just 21 minutes away from Fort Worth. But, KTVT, and all the rest of the newscasters covering this story are already a million miles away from what happened there last January.
What happened in Colleyville was a hate crime. The Plano incident is a tawdry news story with a gratuitous inclusion of CAIR.
- They let CAIR get away with Colleyville.
- Then they bring Syed on for a story he has nothing to do with.
- Just so he can try to defame somebody.