January 11, 2013
The 'Islamophobia' Myth
The FBI has released hate-crime statistics for 2011. It turns out, 'Islamophobia' is quite rare, despite the efforts of Islamic proponents, like CAIR, to make it appear otherwise.
Overall, the FBI documents 7,713 cases identified as "hate crimes." Of those, 1,480, or 19.2%, were motivated by bias against a religion. Out of those cases, only 12.5% were Muslim victims. A majority of religious hate crimes were targeting Jews:
- 63.2 percent were victims of an offender's anti-Jewish bias.
- 12.5 percent were victims of an anti-Islamic bias.
- 5.7 percent were victims of an anti-Catholic bias.
- 4.4 percent were victims of a bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group).
- 3.4 percent were victims of an anti-Protestant bias.
- 0.3 percent were victims of an anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.
- 10.5 percent were victims of a bias against other religions (anti-other religion).
So, over all, if my math is correct, there were only 185 reported cases of "Islamophobia" in 2011, compared to 935 anti-Jewish cases, 2620 anti-black, 594 anti-white, 534 anti-hispanic, and 891 anti-gay hate crimes.
(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)