Hate-Crime Stats Deflate ‘Islamophobia’ Myth

National Review:

Islamists inflate the number of anti-Muslim crimes in order to silence critics.

By David J. Rusin

Police investigate anti-Semitic graffiti in Edison, New Jersey, in 2009

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.

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One Response to Hate-Crime Stats Deflate ‘Islamophobia’ Myth

  1. Richard says:

    The stats won’t make any difference in the reporting or the accusations, the crime stats show that gun control increases violent crime, this hasn’t stopped the left from lying and pushing gun control as a means of reducing violence.

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