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Brother Who Attacked Homeless Latino Man Also Has A History of Islamophobic Hate Crimes

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Scott Leader, one of the Leader brothers who assaulted a homeless Latino man drew inspiration from Donald Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric. It turns out Scott Leader has a history of hate crimes. After 9/11 the elder Leader attacked a Muslim man and called him a “terrorist.”

Mother Jones

“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.”

Boston police believe two brothers are responsible for a brutal attack Wednesday evening that left a homeless Hispanic man with a broken nose and covered in urine. One of the men, 38-year-old Scott Leader, told police he was inspired by presidential candidate Donald Trump’s message on immigration.

“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,” Leader allegedly told cops when he was arrested with his brother, 30-year-old Steve Leader.

The Boston Globe reported that a witness saw the brothers beating the 58-year-old victim with a pole three or four times as he attempted to defend himself.

This isn’t the first time the Leader brothers have been charged with a crime. After the attacks on September 11, Scott Leader was convicted with a hate crime after he assaulted a Muslim man and called him a “terrorist.”

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  • Hassan Nasrallah

    America attacks Muslims, not the other way around.

  • Tanveer Wan Khanobi

    Please, we don’t want trump in our kingdom.

  • Reynardine

    He ran houses of ill repute, as well.

  • Reynardine

    Doesn’t work quite right on my Galaxy.

  • JD

    Trump’s mother was a Scottish immigrant, born on the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland.[21] Trump’s paternal grandparents were German immigrants;[22] Trump’s grandfather, Friedrich Drumpf, was a successful Klondike Gold Rush restaurateur who anglicized the family name

    Someone get Donald Duck a boat ticket back to Scotland

  • JD

    Fast forward to 1:42

  • JD

    Oh Look the Israeli flag the garlic to the muslim vampire

  • Reynardine

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  • Reynardine

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  • Reynardine

    Then again, if they had no “others” to attack, they’d be face to face with their own inferiority. That is why they will always find someone else to “other”.

  • JD

    Anti-Muslim Protests Spoil The First Day Of School For Kindergartners In Houston

    http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2015/08/24/3694686/hisd-arabic-immersion-program/

    A group of adult protesters likely spoiled the first day of class for
    132 knee-high pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Texas’
    Houston Independent School District (HISD) who were on their way to a
    new Arabic immersion program at their school.

    On Monday morning, about 30 adult protesters spread out around the
    school fence holding signs and waving American and Israeli flags, the Houston Chronicle reported.

    “Everything I needed to know about Islam I learned from Muslims on
    9-11-2001,” one sign read. “Qatar out of our school,” another sign
    stated.

    Protesters told the Houston Chronicle
    that they don’t have problems with “other immersion schools or with
    independent Arabic language classes, but said the school was
    anti-American, and that immigrants should be ‘assimilated.’” The
    population at the Arabic school is about 30 percent Hispanic, 30 percent
    white, and 30 percent African American, according to the HISD news blog.

    This is the first semester at HISD’s Arabic Immersion Magnet School
    (or AIMS), a program that offers students the opportunity to spend half their day
    in classes taught in Arabic and half taught in English. The program
    welcomes children from 40 different Houston-area zipcodes, HISD
    Superintendent Terry Grier said.

    Behind Spanish, Arabic is the second most common foreign language spoken at home among people living in the Houston Independent School District.

    HISD opened a Mandarin immersion program in 2012 without any issues and has a Spanish dual language program that expanded from 31 to 52 campuses this year. The school district is also in talks to open a Hindi immersion program and a French immersion program.

    Studies suggest that giving bilingual education to children can provide long-lasting benefits, like delaying dementia; teaching better self-regulation skills needed for focus and self-control; increasing children’s awareness of new sounds like the ones they hear in the second language; and boosting creativity.

    Though Houston’s Arabic-speaking population hovers around 23,000, not all Arabic-speaking individuals are Muslims. In fact, only 20 percent of Muslims worldwide speak the language.

    Even so, anti-Muslim activity is on the rise in Houston and around the country. In February, an accelerant was used to burn down an Islamic community and education center, a suspected arson that came just days after a gunman shot to death three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. There have been at least five anti-mosque incidents in Texas between 2006 and 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union found.

  • mindy1

    Well that’s disturbing:/

  • Just_Stopping_By

    More evidence that a lot of those who target Muslims “because” of Muslims’ beliefs are really just bigots who might just attack anyone not like them. These bigots just want everyone not like them to leave or at best to fear for their safety and security unless they live under the shadow of the bigots’ dominion.

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