Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hate-Crime Stats Deflate ‘Islamophobia’ Myth

FBI statistics give lie to CAIR propaganda that Muslims are suffering discrimination and hate crimes in America.  If anything, Muslims are about the least likely ethnic/religious group to suffer hate crimes.  Actually, Muslims are the most prolific haters of other Muslims.  Since the very beginning of Islam, Muslims of one sect have been murdering and repressing other Muslims, in the name of Islam.  Go figure. 

Unfortunately, America's dhimmi government officials and MSM eat up CAIR's lies and beg forgiveness for America's  supposed "hate crimes" against the Muslim population.  So, far, CAIR's propaganda war is working.  The only hope to reverse this is the bright and shining light of the internet and some brave souls who refuse to shut up and go away in the face of accusations of "Islamophobia". 

Like all wars since Viet Nam, the current global jihad against the West is more about propaganda than about actual shooting warfare.


Hate-Crime Stats Deflate ‘Islamophobia’ Myth

By David J. Rusin
January 11, 2013 4:00 A.M.

A detailed analysis of FBI statistics covering ten full calendar years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks reveals that, on a per capita basis, American Muslims, contrary to spin, have been subjected to hate crimes less often than other prominent minorities. From 2002 to 2011, Muslims are estimated to have suffered hate crimes at a frequency of 6.0 incidents per 100,000 per year – 10 percent lower than blacks (6.7), 48 percent lower than homosexuals and bisexuals (11.5), and 59 percent lower than Jews (14.8). Americans should keep these numbers in mind whenever Islamists attempt to silence critics by invoking Muslim victimhood.

The federal government defines a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.” Though statutes mandating harsher punishments for hatred-inspired acts raise the specter of thought crimes, emphasize group identity over the individual, and seemingly favor certain victims over others, the FBI’s tracking of such deeds shines important light on the state of the nation. Annual reports assembled from local law-enforcement data are accessible on the website of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Especially useful is Table 1 of each compilation, which summarizes the number of incidents, offenses, victims, and known offenders for hate crimes committed against members of different groups.

No class of hate crimes has seen more fluctuation than anti-Muslim ones. The norm was a few dozen incidents per year in the late 1990s, but the number jumped from 28 in 2000 to 481 in 2001, a spike attributed to post-9/11 backlash. However, it dropped to 155 in 2002 and held remarkably steady through 2006, before falling again to 115 in 2007, 105 in 2008, and 107 in 2009.

Anti-Muslim incidents rose to 160 in 2010, an increase that Islamists and their mouthpieces eagerly blamed on rampant “Islamophobia,” particularly opposition to a proposed giant mosque near Ground Zero. Based on freshly released FBI data, there was little change in 2011, with 157 incidents, 175 offenses, 185 victims, and 138 known offenders. Mark Potok of the reliably leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which puts foes of radical Islam in the same category as Klansmen and neo-Nazis, has declared that “hate crimes against perceived Muslims . . . remained at relatively high levels” as a result of “Islam-bashing propaganda,” anti-Sharia legislation, and ongoing resistance to new mosques, relaying that “several were attacked by apparent Islamophobes.” Note the key word: “several” in a country with at least 2,106 mosques, a few million Muslims, and 300 million–plus non-Muslims.

Article continues HERE.