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San Diego: Muslim preacher claimed stabbing by ‘Islamophobe,’ but there’s no police report or hate crime record



Hate crimes in America today are currency. Islamic groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others want and need “anti-Muslim hate crimes” to buttress their false claim that Muslims are subjected to widespread discrimination and harassment in the United States. As this incident, the false claim travels all around the world, while the truth will be ignored or derided as “Islamophobia.”

“Did a Muslim Preacher in San Diego stage a hate-crime against himself?,” by Ahnaf Kalam, Focus On Western Islamism, October 16, 2022:

In March 2022, a prominent Muslim preacher, Uthman Ibn Farooq, told the world he had been stabbed in downtown San Diego by a man shouting anti-Muslim slurs at him. He recorded the incident as it happened and subsequently posted the video to social media, garnering sympathy from his thousands of Muslim followers and leaving many wondering if they’d be the next victim of an “Islamophobic” hate-crime.

Within hours, news of the alleged attack spread far and wide beyond San Diego. In the UK, the Muslim news organization 5Pillars offered their sympathies to Uthman and condemnations for the attacker. The story even made headlines in Muslim news outlets as far away as Nigeria and South Africa. Uthman’s own video of the incident has, to date, been viewed nearly half a million times, and a number of other prominent Muslim YouTubers have covered the incident including Eddie Deen, whose YouTube channel has more than 537 thousand subscribers.

Soon after the attack, Uthman stated he had filed a report of the attack with the San Diego police. After an apparent months-long search, Farooq revealed in September that the alleged attacker had finally been caught and arrested.…

There’s just one problem. There is little, if any, evidence to indicate that this alleged “Islamophobic” hate crime against Uthman ever took place. Repeated inquiries to the San Diego police indicate that no report about the stabbing was ever filed and that no arrest has been made….

For all the publicity the alleged attack generated, there appears to be no administrative record of Uthman reporting it to the police.

No record of the incident exists in a publicly accessible database of hate-crimes maintained by the police department….

The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemned “this apparently bias-motivated attack on Sheikh Uthman and pray for his full recovery.”

Following the new developments from Uthman, FWI reached out once again to SDPD Lt. Adam Sharki on October 9th and asked him if the department could corroborate Farooq’s claims that his attacker has been arrested, and if possible, to provide any details pertaining to the arrest.

Lt. Sharki responded minutes later and told us that in order for an arrest to be made, there would first need to be a crime report, and since Farooq never made a police report, the SDPD could not possibly have made any arrests in relation to the incident.

“If someone had been stabbed and reported it to SDPD, there would be an SDPD crime case,” he said. “My understanding is there is no crime case. Regarding an arrest, a person could not be arrested for a stabbing which was not reported/documented in a crime case. Hope this helps.”…