EDWARDSVILLE, IL – A black student at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville is facing criminal charges for falsely reporting a racist hate crime.
On Friday, February 4, law enforcement in Madison County, IL, announced that college student Kaliyeha Clark-Mabins would be facing three charges of disorderly conduct after falsely reporting racist and violent notes left on her dorm room door.
According to the charging documents, Clark-Mabins “knowingly transmitted” a false report saying she was the victim of a “Hate Crime,” in that “she reported that two notes were posted on her dormitory room door” on campus.
One note allegedly read: “BLACK PEOPLE DON’T BELONG.”
The other allegedly read: “DIE BITCH.”
States Attorney Thomas A. Haine has charged Clark-Mabins with three counts of disorderly conduct for her actions.
Clark-Mabins’ initial report led to an eruption of protests among students at the university. Students called for increased safety and expulsion of those who were supposed to have posted the notes.
KSDK interviewed one “fed-up” student, David Daniel, president of the Black Student Union, who declared:
“We as black students do not feel safe, and we do not feel comfortable on this campus, and it’s been that way for a long—
“It’s not even just this; it’s been that way for a long time.”
Daniel went on to describe how the university sent him and his classmates an email about the supposed “bias incident,” adding:
“They didn’t get too specific, and then later that day, pictures started circulating of what was said.”
According to KSDK, the email read, in part:
“On Sunday, January 23rd, 2022, the Bias Incident Response Team became aware of a situation in which students in Woodland Hall were targeted with racial slurs, threats, and hostility.
“Racist and hateful behavior on our campus is an offense to our entire community, particularly our communities of color. We will not tolerate such behavior and are committed to investigating the incident fully.”
KSDK reports that the pictures Daniel mentioned were of sticky notes with the racist messages, along with a photo of a hateful text message that Clark-Mabins claimed she received. The text message reportedly included “threats” and “the N-word” and “lynch.”
Students at SIUE also initiated a Change.org petition in response to the hoax. The petition, which is now closed, read:
“There has been a matter of emergency at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. A black teen and her sister has had their lives threatened by some white teens on campus and have had no justice.
“THREATENING TO MURDER SOMEONE IS A CRIME yet, they are trying to turn that crime into a cold case. BUT WE WONT LET THEM. In no world should someone be able to say ‘I will lynch you and your sister’ and be protected afterwards as of it was not their fault.
“The two black sisters were left unprotected and hung to dry while the white girl had more escorts than jay-z. This is what being black in American is but we aren’t letting it happen anymore.”
Felony charges have been filed against Kaliyeha Clark-Mabins, a black Southern Illinois U (@SIUE) student who allegedly committed a #HateHoax involving racist threats. The investigation involved the US Secret Service & wrongly implicated two white people. https://t.co/k9WyUxsduU
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) February 8, 2022
According to the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) police, two students were accused of the hate crime. One was cleared by Thursday, January 27, while the other remained a person of interest for a longer period of time.
Daniel, in discussing one accused student, told KSDK:
“They say it’s under investigation but I feel like she shouldn’t be on campus period. Because you threatened to lynch students on this campus.”
According to an email sent to The College Fix:
“The investigation included not just the campus police, but the ‘Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Secret Service.’”
The College Fix identified the falsely accused students as white students Amanda Jerome and Jimmi Thull, who were both ultimately cleared.
Fox News reports that SIUE “is saddened by the harm that these [falsely accused] students endured.”
SIUE added in a message to the university community:
“Although false reporting of racial and bias incidents is isolated and rare, this case should remind every member of our community how important it is to preserve and protect due process and fairness in our procedures and communications.
“Seeking and confronting the truth and acting in accord with the facts must be at the heart of a just community.”
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Police say viral high school hijab incident was yet another “hate crime hoax” and all a lie
Originally published December 21, 2021
Portions of the below contain editorial content which is the opinion of the author.
FAIRFAX, VA- Another day, another hate crime hoax.
The latest incident took place in Fairfax, Virginia, where a physical altercation between Fairfax High School students led to claims of an anti-Muslim, racist hate crime.
The problem is, according to the Fairfax Police Department, that never happened.
The Post Millennial reports the Dec. 14 incident, which sparked CAIR-backed student protests, led to initial claims from a student, Ekran Mohamed that she was “called racist slurs, was pushed by two male classmates, and had her hijab pulled, which exposed her hair.
An Instagram video posted a few days ago by a woman who said she was Mohamed’s aunt had her describe the incident, saying that her niece was in a monthly marketing class meeting, when an Egyptian male student “drew the Islamic flag and put a cross on it, like a red cross, like an X,” she said.
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She said that the male then specifically looked at her niece and two female friends, also Muslims.
After class ended, Mohamed walked to see a friend, at which time her backpack accidentally struck a male student. At that point, the male’s friends told him Mohamed said he was “ugly and little.”
At that point, the male student allegedly tried to grab Mohamed’s hijab from the back, she said. She turned around, grabbed his hair, and punched him in the stomach.
Mohamed said that the male student then threw her into a desk, which resulted in bruising to her left side.
After that, paramedics were called to the school because Mohamed collapsed on the floor because she claimed she couldn’t breathe. Paramedics were dispatched for what the school claimed was a “panic attack.”
After the incident, Fairfax police opened an investigation into the incident, with the usual suspects, so-called “advocacy groups,” such as CAIR—the Council on American-Islamic Relations—calling for a probe into what they referred to as a “hate crime” at the school.
A female Muslim student at Fairfax High School in Virginia was reportedly assaulted by a male student who has faced no repercussions. We call on law enforcement to immediately launch a #hatecrime probe into this incident. #Islamophobia https://t.co/9iYQVqGYp1
— CAIR National (@CAIRNational) December 16, 2021
On cue, other left-wing advocacy groups got involved, including the “Pride Liberation Project” and “FCPS Pride.” It is unknown if the Mohamed is part of the alphabet coalition.
It is completely unacceptable that after this horrific assault, the suspect was placed in the same room as the victim. The safety of Muslim students must be ensured. #Islamophobia #HateCrimehttps://t.co/easaff6ivp
— CAIR National (@CAIRNational) December 17, 2021
In a press release, the Fairfax Police Department debunked the claim of a hate crime:
The police investigation determined the physical altercation between two Fairfax High School students was not a hate crime. The investigation revealed there were no racial comments made by either student.
The female student confirmed her hijab became partially undone during the altercation, exposing her hair. The female student advised that the information posted on several social media websites, stating that racial comments were used during the altercation were false.
A purported hate crime that was protested by CAIR and by hundreds of students, who their groomers said made them "proud" by skipping school to protest, was a hoax.
19,000 signed a petition. https://t.co/BMwCAfGOTq
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) December 18, 2021
While police determined there was no hate crime basis to the incident, their investigation continues. That matters not to the grievance mob, however.
After the altercation, a petition was circulated urging for accountability on the school’s behalf.
“As the victim forever has this moment engraved in her mind, [someone] has already returned to school with no consequences.
This is not right, this should have never happened, and the school is covering this up. As you sign this petition we plan to show whoever we can that and the school needs to take accountability for this disgusting incident. We plan on doing whatever we can to get justice and make our schools feel safe again.”
As of publication, nearly 32,000 people have signed the petition.
Last Thursday, hundreds of students walked out of the school in protest.
The district told station WTOP that at around 8:10 a.m., some 350 students “exercised their right to protest following an incident between two students that took place in school on Tuesday afternoon…Fairfax County Public Schools and the City of Fairfax Schools support the right of students to peacefully protest.”
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