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January 27, 2012
By David Rusin
According to newly released FBI statistics for 2010, anti-Islamic hate crimes in the U.S. rose by almost 50% last year (160 incidents, 186 offenses, and 197 victims in 2010, compared to 107 incidents, 128 offenses, and 132 victims in 2009).
Those who push the “Islamophobia” narrative to muzzle critics of Islamism are touting the report as proof that Muslims face unique perils at the hands of American bigots. Yet proper context, found primarily in this table, reveals that criminal acts of hate against Muslims fall far short of an epidemic:
In 2010, the UCR Program’s Hate Crime Statistics Program included 14,977 participating law enforcement agencies that provided 1 to 12 months of data about bias-motivated crime. Of these agencies, 1,949 (13.0 percent) reported 6,628 incidents.
The remaining 87.0 percent of agencies participating in the Hate Crime Statistics Program reported that no hate crimes occurred in their jurisdictions.
Originally posted by gladtobehere
Incidents involving Jews numbered 922 yet only 12 were considered aggravated assaults or 1%. Anti-Muslim incidents numbered 186 yet 17 were considered aggravated assaults or 9% (www.fbi.gov...).
Furthermore simple assaults were 65 for Jews and almost as many for Muslims with 46.
The only other statistic is that there were 201 cases of "intimidation" for Jews and 69 for Muslims.
Seems to me like this is an incredibly inflated number. The remaining incidents, 621 for Jews, 49 for Muslims, are unclassified. What are all of these other unclassified incidents?
It could easily be argued that the number of incidents involving Jews is so high simply because they complain the most.
And what qualifies an action as a "hate crime"? If one were to say "you stupid Jew" is that a hate crime? How about you "retarded Muslim"?
edit on 29-1-2012 by gladtobehere because: (no reason given)