Friday, December 19, 2014

Is America In the Grip of Raging "Islamophobia"?

Not so much, really:
A statistical analysis of the FBI’s newly released hate crime statistics for 2013 made by David J.Rusin of Islamist Watch shows that, as in previous years, most hate crimes in America were not religiously motivated.  
Taking the data provided by the FBI, Rusin's analysis shows that Muslims suffered 13.1 of all hate crimes motivated by religion (versus, for example, Jews, who suffered 60.6 percent of all religiously motivated hate crimes). 
One significant point these statistics speak to is that the narrative continually reinforced by Islamist organizations in America like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) that Muslims – and hence, by proxy, Islam -- are under constant attack is false. 
As Rusin writes, "The hate crime statistics for 2013 offer a fresh example of how reality refuses to conform to the dubious narrative of widespread Muslim victimization at the hands of American bigots."  
Rusin's analysis confirms that, despite Islamist attacks on American soil – from 9/11 to Fort Hood to the Boston bombing, the statistics show that “Islamophobia” has not become a part of American culture. 
The groups that suffered the most hate crimes, in order, were blacks (1,856 incidences), gay men (750), whites (653), Jews (625), Hispanics (331), people of other ethnicities (324), LGBTs in general (277) and lesbians (160).
A statistic that wasn't gathered (but should have been): the number of hate crimes against Jews that were perpetrated by Muslims.

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