Neither of them exist, but right-wing nutbags believe every erroneous report that they do.
Via this shithead, I learned that there has been an arrest in the murder of the Egyptian Coptic Christian family in New Jersey. You might recall that the right went crazy with accusations of Muslim terrorism when the murder story broke. Well, here's the report:
The upstairs neighbor of an Egyptian Christian family found slain in their home in January was charged along with another man Friday in the killings, and authorities said the motive was robbery, not religious fanaticism, as some had feared. Edward McDonald, 25, who rented a second-floor apartment above Hossam Armanious and his family, pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder, as did Hamilton Sanchez, 30. Both men were ordered held on $10 million bail.
"I didn't kill nobody, man," Sanchez said as he was led from the courtroom.
Armanious, a 47-year-old Coptic Christian; his wife, and their two daughters, ages 8 and 15, were found bound and gagged with puncture wounds to their throats.
The slayings raised tensions between Christian and Muslim immigrants in New Jersey. Armanious frequented Internet chat rooms, posting opinions under the user name "I Love Jesus." Some Christians speculated he was killed by Muslim fanatics.
But Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said the killings took place during a robbery by the two men, who owed someone a large sum of money. "I'd like to make one thing perfectly clear: The motive for these murders was robbery. This was a crime based on greed, the desperate need of money," DeFazio said.
So, apparently, no Muslim involvement at all. But the idea that Muslims are killing Christians in America has now irretrievably spread through the righteous call to arms of the right-wing fuckwits. So, I'd like to give a big Fuck You to Michelle Malkin (who posted a multi-part series entitled "HATE CRIME IN JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS"), Powerline, Adam Yoshida (or a reasonable facsimile thereof), Charles Bird, Junkyardblog, Silent Running, and more fringily (and scarily), American Jihad. I intentionally ignored the literally dozens of other minor fascist twits who ran with the hate ball, because I want to make a clear point: The prominent right-wing bloggers, the so-called A- and B-list, including Time's "Blog of the Year", spread hateful lies constantly. They should be called on it. Sham apologies are insufficient. These idiots should stay away from keyboards for the same reason drunks need to be steered away from bars: the results are never pretty, and innocent people may end up getting hurt.
Update: Some in comments, including Charles Bird, take exception to the "sham apologies" remark. Perhaps instead I should have written "clueless and inadequate." I am not slamming people for a simple mistake. Bird & Co. jumped on this story because they're motivated by an ideology that holds that Muslims are dangerous. To apologize for making a mistake in this case misses the point entirely, thereby making it a sham. "Oops, I got it wrong this time" fails to recognize that the real failure is due to holding the "clash of civilizations" belief. It also fails to take responsibility for being part of what Dave Neiwert calls the "transmission belt" of eliminationist rhetoric. The people I cited do not need to apologize just for making an error - they need to apologize for holding bigoted beliefs and for helping to spread hatred in an already hatred-ridden culture, and to undertake seriously to change.
You set the bar too low by accepting "Looks like I was wrong; sorry about that" for doing such a serious and dangerous thing.