Hyping Hate Crime Vs. Muslims

IBC Editorials has an article citing “new FBI data on hate crimes reveal Muslim groups are crying wolf about exploding anti-Muslim abuses. They’re actually shrinking, belying claims of mass Islamophobia.”

Islamophobia Graph

Not only are anti-Islamic hate crimes way down, but they’re a fraction of overall religious hate crimes. The overwhelming majority of such crimes target Jews, something CAIR and other Muslim groups don’t seem all that concerned about.

In 2006, a whopping 66% of religiously motivated attacks were on Jews, while just 11% targeted Muslims, even though the Jewish and Muslim populations are similar in size. Catholics and Protestants, who together account for 9% of victims, are subject to almost as much abuse as Muslims in this country.

Last year’s anti-Islamic hate crimes totaled 156. While just one hate crime is one too many, that’s a 68% drop from 2001.

The FBI report gives lie to CAIR’s alarmist narrative of “Islamophobic” lynch mobs marching on mosques across America. In reality, Americans have been remarkably, and admirably, tolerant and respectful of Muslims and their institutions since 9/11.

It’s plain that CAIR, which claims to be the “Muslim NAACP,” has been hyping tensions.

Every year the pressure group releases a report citing thousands of alleged civil-rights and physical abuses against Muslims, which largely are based on anecdotal reporting from members. Despite CAIR’s obvious bias (and proven record of dissembling), the PC-addled media report its numbers unfiltered and without question.

But if you peel them back, you find they’re mostly victimless crimes. For instance, in its 2006 report released in June, CAIR listed as a “hate crime” the following example: “A copy of the Quran was found in a toilet at the library of Pace University in New York.” There are other atrocities, too, such as someone trampling on a “flower bed” at a mosque in Texas.

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2 Responses to “Hyping Hate Crime Vs. Muslims”

  1. chris says:

    Try starting the graph BEFORE the world trade center attack!!!

  2. Steve says:

    Chris,
    Do you have any data on this? I’d be interested in seeing the trend from before 9/11.

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