Published On: Thu, Dec 10th, 2015

Muslim discrimination, ‘hate crimes’ is a myth

Newsweek Muslim Rage coverThe FBI designates hate crimes and without disputing the criteria, the evidence does not point to an anti-Muslim backlash or hatred. In fact, Jews are targeted by more than half of all religious based hate crimes.

In a country of close to 325 million people, there were 183 hate crimes committed against Muslims in 2014, only 19 more over the previous year, which is essentially “no change” in a country this size.

Only 17% of hate crimes has anything to do with religion (Emphasis added, The Dispatch)

By bias motivation

An analysis of data for victims of single-bias hate crime incidents showed that:

  • 48.3 percent of the victims were targeted because of the offenders’ bias against race.
  • 18.7 percent were targeted because of bias against sexual orientation.
  • 17.1 percent were victimized because of bias against religion.
  • 12.3 percent were victimized because of bias against ethnicity.
  • 1.6 percent were victims of gender-identity bias.
  • 1.4 percent were targeted because of bias against disability.
  • 0.6 percent (40 individuals) were victims of gender bias. (Based on Table 1.)

Of the 17.1%, most are anti-Jewish bias:

Religious bias

Of the 1,140 victims of anti-religious hate crimes:

  • 56.8 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-Jewish bias.
  • 16.1 percent were victims of anti-Islamic (Muslim) bias.
  • 6.2 percent were victims of bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group).
  • 6.1 percent were victims of anti-Catholic bias.
  • 2.5 percent were victims of anti-Protestant bias.
  • 1.2 percent were victims of anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.
  • 11.0 percent were victims of bias against other religions (anti-other religion). (Based on Table 1.)

So to total the Muslim bias: 16.1% of the 17.1% of hate crimes or less than 3% of the total hate crimes is against Muslims. While the total should be 0% and we should strive to eliminate all “hate crime” this is not the hyperbolic rhetoric from the 2015 class of journalists.

FBI data – click here

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