Making a federal hate-crimes case out of an intra-sect religious spat.
This sounds like a simple assault case. Maybe throw in a couple of harassment or terrorist threats charges. But a hate crime?
Is it a hate crime when an Amish community shuns on of their own?
Is it a hate crime when the Catholic church denies communion to a pro-abortion politician?
Is it a hate crime when a black person shoots another black person for playin' the dozens?