FBI Stats Further Debunk 'Islamophobia' Myth

Written by David J. Rusin

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The FBI's newly released hate crime statistics covering 2012 have once again thrown cold water on the tired narrative that American Muslims find themselves under siege from increasingly violent "Islamophobes." The 2012 numbers reinforce the conclusion drawn by Islamist Watch's previous analysis of post-9/11 (2002–11) FBI data: Muslims endure fewer hate crimes per capita than other prominent minorities. A closer look at the details:

Muslims are not uniquely victimized by hate crimes in the U.S., a fact that no amount of spin can erase. To most Americans, evidence of relatively low and gradually declining frequencies of bias crime is welcome news. However, it is a disaster for Islamists, who wish to employ hate crimes against Muslims as weapons to smear and silence opponents of jihad. In short, FBI statistics published on Thanksgiving week left American Islamists with one fewer reason to be thankful this year. And that, in turn, offers the rest of us one more cause for gratitude.

by David J. Rusin • Nov 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm on Islamist Watch

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