Updates: IBD.com picked up the story in January 2010, Myth Of The Anti-Muslim Backlash, and included this graphic:
…and there is this revealing story out of DC: Discrimination is not an issue, Muslim students say
(original post below)
The FBI’s 2008 ‘Hate’ Crimes stats are out and like we’ve told you before – Muslims aren’t nearly the victims they, and their lackey’s in the media, portray them to be. Even with full-time ambulance-chasers like CAIR filing frivolous reports, anti-Muslim crimes dropped nearly 10% in 2008, while crimes against Jews and Christians each increased. From the FBI report:
Of the 1,732 victims of anti-religious hate crimes:
~ 66.1 percent were targeted because of an offender’s anti-Jewish bias.
~ 8.7 percent were victims of anti-Christian bias (5.1 percent anti-Catholic, 3.6 percent anti-Protestant).*
~ 7.5 percent were victims because of an anti-Islamic bias.
~ 0.8 percent were targeted because of an anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.
~ 12.8 percent were victims because of a bias against other religions (anti-other religion).
~ 4.0 percent were victims because of a bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group). (Based on Table 1.)
*Note: We combined Catholic and Protestant into Christian for a more accurate comparison, then compared 2008 versus 2007 statistics (below). Some observations:
– Jews experience almost 10x the number of ‘hate’ crimes than do Muslims, increasing from 2007
– Religions other than Judaism, Christianity, and Islam experienced almost 2x more ‘hate’ crimes than Muslims
– Anti-Jewish crimes increased 4.5% while anti-Christian crimes increased more than 11%
– Anti-Islam crimes decreased 8.7%, after dropping nearly 32% in 2007 from 2006
As Doug Hagmann at the Northeast Intelligence Network noted recently:
Investigation and research by this author into the documentation that comprises hate crime statistics for 2007 found that the parameters used for “hate crimes” against Muslims are exceptionally broad and artificially inflated as a result. These expanded parameters are, in many cases, the direct result of CAIR officials demanding certain dubious questionable events to be included in anti-Muslim hate crime statistics. Examples are plentiful, and include unverified reports of minimal, if not insignificant property damage at mosques and Islamic centers. A trampled flower bed at a mosque, as one example, was listed as an anti-Islamic “hate crime” statistic.
Meanwhile, statistics of crimes by Muslims against Muslims, specifically those involving domestic violence, from Sharia sanctioned spousal abuse to “honor killings” are not maintained. The omission of this statistical classification is not due to its rarity, but by deliberate omission. Although the raw statistics exist within the comprehensive CIUS report, they are not properly categorized within the UCR Program’s hate crime data collection. Therefore, they remain a statistic that does not officially exist, except for the victims of such crimes.
Meanwhile, the media continue to misrepresent supposed bias and backlash against Muslims courtesy of CAIR propaganda, while at the same time ignoring and excusing Islamic involvement in a rapid increase in terror attacks and plots by Muslims in the United States. How will they spin the latest crime statistics?
More updates: Anti-Semitic attacks against Jews ‘rise in the UK’
Attacks on Jews in the UK reached record levels in 2009, according to figures compiled within the community.
The Community Security Trust (CST) said it had recorded 924 incidents over the year, 55% more than the previous high of 598 incidents in 2006.
More: Nearly a year later, TIME magazine pushes the false Islamophobia meme, again proven wrong, this time by Elder of Zion: The myth of “Islamophobia” in America