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November 27, 2013

FBI stats again belie myth of "Islamophobia"

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media, Political News and commentaries

Despite the fact that FBI data proves otherwise and that no proof of discrimination or systematic violence other than anecdotal claims has ever been brought forward, the liberal=progressive media continue to disregard such evidence so as not to impinge on their ideological need for Americans to 'feel guilty about the treatment of Muslims'.

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(Actually the number in the above image is incorrect. According to that has been keeping track of the number of attacks since 9/11 the true number of Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11 is 21,945 and counting. )

As Jonathan S. Tobin wrote yesterday at Commentary:

[...] When it comes to the question of America's alleged Islamophobia, there is a consensus in the American media: American Muslims have been under siege since the 9/11 attacks. Every attempt on the part of law-enforcement agencies to probe the growth of homegrown terrorism and the possible incitement to hate and violence being conducted at some mosques, as well as by community groups influenced or controlled by Islamists, is branded as more proof of the allege persecution of Muslims and Arabs. The fact that no proof of discrimination or systematic violence other than anecdotal claims is ever brought forward is disregarded so as not to impinge on the need for Americans to feel guilty about the treatment of Muslims.

But with the annual release of the FBI's hate crime numbers, statistical proof is once again available for those who are interested in the real answer as to which groups are subjected to the most attacks. This year's numbers, like those of every other previous year since they began compiling such statistics, are clear: Jews remain the No. 1 target of hate crimes in America and no other group comes even close. Incidents involving Muslims, who are, according to the unchallenged meme that is central to every story or broadcast about the subject, the prime targets actually suffer only a fraction as much as Jews. Is it too much to ask reporters who regurgitate the same tired, unproven story lines about Muslims in the coming year to take these facts into account?

As in previous years, Jews top the figures for hate crimes, which the FBI claims are down from previous years. Of the 1,340 incidents of anti-religious hate crimes reported, 674 or 62.4 percent were anti-Jewish in nature. Only 130 incidents or 11.6 percent involved Muslim victims. These figures are not much different from those assembled by the government for previous years. In virtually every year, the number of anti-Semitic incidents is a multiple of those involving Muslims

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Hat tip - Jihad Watch

Posted by Hyscience at November 27, 2013 1:15 PM

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