August 26, 2010
Number of Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Not What Libs Want Us To BelieveTopics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
Looking at the facts over at Hillbuz, which aptly suggests that if Leftists want to wail and gnash their teeth about intolerance in America, perhaps they ought to first take a look at their own intolerance of Americans.
Nineteen Muslim terrorists murdered 2,976 citizens of more than 90 countries in the name of Islam on Sept. 11, 2001. That same year, there were 481 incidents of anti-Islamic "hate crimes" in the U.S.So much for the lib's fable of anti-Muslim violence being on the rise and/or being a problem in America.
Not murders, mind you. Even spray painting unpleasant words on someone's wall qualifies as a hate crime.
Besides which, 2001 was the nadir (lowest point) of America's much-discussed anti-Muslim intolerance.
In 2002, the number of anti-Islamic hate-crime incidents (overwhelmingly, nonviolent vandalism and nasty words) dropped to 155. In 2003, there were 149 such incidents.
The number has hovered around the mid-100s or lower ever since. And it has consistently been close to or less than the number of Christians so targeted.
Meanwhile, the percentage of religious-bias hate crimes against Jews -- something the Left doesn't seem to care much about -- has been MORE than three times as high!
Posted by Richard at August 26, 2010 8:25 AM
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