"Islamophobia" Not Reflected in FBI Hate Crimes Statistics
by IPT News • Nov 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm
The 2009 hate crime report released by the FBI Monday also showed that about slightly more than one-third of the 6,604 incidents were race related. There were 2,284 anti-black incidents, the FBI reported.
Despite concerns voiced by some Muslim groups that "Islamophobia" is on the rise and fueling anti-Muslim attacks, those fears were not demonstrated in the latest report. Of the 1,303 religion-related incidents, 931 were against Jews while 107 were called anti-Islamic.
The 2009 statistics mirror those of earlier years, in which anti-Jewish hate crimes far outpaced those against Muslims. In 2006, for example, there were 967 anti-Jewish incidents compared to 156 anti-Muslim crimes, FBI statistics showed.
There were about 8,300 hate crime victims in 2009, the FBI said, compared to 9,700 in 2008.
Reader comments on this item
Why dont Muslims Get Charged with Hate Crimes.
Submitted by Ron, Dec 6, 2010 13:10
How come if someone attacks muslims thats a hate crime. But if muslims go out and target Americans and try to kill them because they hate americans why dont they get charged with hate crimes. Why isnt there hate crimes against Americans. really people whats worse a 13 year old spry paints a nazi sign on a stop sign or a muslim tries to kill thousands of Americans because he hates Americans. . Its still a crime based on hate so why dont muslim terrorist get charged with hate crimes. why do hate crimes only protect certain groups and not others.
don't be bitter, reconsider
Submitted by yomayngsup, Nov 24, 2010 01:40
perhaps organizations like CAIR and the Islam Brotherhood should get on the "Stand Behind the Jews to Defend Against Anti-ASemitism" rally so that they will look better in the eyes of people who have their number, so to speak. Islam always uses the blame game specifically about those thngs they are perpetuating themselves. and the left is behind them all the way. now i know where obama got his middle name