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Inconvenient Truth: 10 Times More Hate Crimes Against Jews Than Muslims
NewsBusters ^ | September 6, 2010 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 09/06/2010 6:42:04 PM PDT by Stoat

Inconvenient Truth: 10 Times More Hate Crimes Against Jews Than Muslims

 

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By Noel Sheppard (Bio | Archive)
Mon, 09/06/2010 - 20:18 ET

If you believed the media, you would think that hate crimes against Muslims was a growing epidemic in America.

Just Monday, the New York Times had a front page story hysterically noting a "torrent of anti-Muslim sentiments and a spate of vandalism."

"The knifing of a Muslim cab driver in New York City has also alarmed many American Muslims," wrote Laurie Goodstein in the second paragraph of her article titled "American Muslims Ask, Will We Ever Belong?"

Unfortunately, as Michael Doyle reported on August 28, the most recent data concerning hate crimes in this country paint a very different picture than what Goodstein and others in the media have been dishonestly portraying of late:



Hate crimes directed against Muslims remain relatively rare, notwithstanding the notoriety gained by incidents such as recent vandalism at the Madera Islamic Center.

Jews, lesbians, gay men and Caucasians, among others, are all more frequently the target of hate crimes, FBI records show. Reported anti-Muslim crimes have declined over recent years, though they still exceed what occurred prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks. [...]

In 2008, 105 hate crime incidents against Muslims were reported nationwide. There were 10 times as many incidents that were recorded as anti-Jewish during the same year, the most recent for which figures are available.

The San Francisco Examiner broke those numbers down a little further:

According to the latest hate crime statistics available, there were 1,606 hate crime offenses motivated by religious bias in 2008. A closer look: 65.7 percent of them were committed against Jews. Against Muslims? 7.7 percent. [...]

Another interesting data point: 4.7 percent of hate crimes in 2008 were motivated by anti-Catholic bias. Another 3.7 percent were anti-Protestant. So from a raw numbers perspective, there were more hate crimes against Christians in America in 2008 than there were against Muslims. Given our large Christian population, it's true that each Christian is far less likely to be victimized, but the numbers still show that religious haters have not been singling out Muslims.

Some data provided by USA Today last November also helps to put this in perspective:

The number of attacks on blacks increased 8% to 2,876, accounting for seven of every 10 race-motivated crimes. [...]

Hate crimes based on sexual orientation increased 3% to 1,297,although the number of people victimized went up 13% to 1,706.

So, in 2008, the last year such statistics were available, there were 2,876 hate crimes against blacks, 1,297 against gays, and 1,055 against Jews.

Yet, with only 105 such disgusting acts committed against Muslims, America's media want you to believe this nation is Islamophobic.

Consider their premise as you watch the following video of a pro-Palestinian rally that took place in Washington, D.C., Friday (h/t Right Scoop):

 
(unable to embed videos at FR, here's the YouTube link instead)

YouTube - 2010-09-03 Al Quds Rally.flv

Imagine the wall-to-wall, 24 hour media coverage that would ensue if rabbis at a pro-Israel rally spoke with such vitriol about Muslims.

On the flipside, filmmaker Oliver Stone in July said America's "Jewish-dominated media" prevent Adolf Hitler from being portrayed in his proper context.

The prior month, the historically anti-Semitic Helen Thomas said Jews should go back to Germany or Poland and "get the hell out of Palestine."

A month before that, Comedy Central's website offered an astonishingly anti-Semitic video game wherein one character said, "You lied to me, Jew producer."   

A month before that, a report was released showing that anti-Semitic acts around the world had more than doubled in 2009 reaching levels never seen since figures started being kept on such things, and our media almost totally ignored these disturbing findings. 

Yet America's an Islamophobic nation - don't you ever forget it!

—Noel Sheppard is the Associate Editor of NewsBusters. Follow him at Facebook and Twitter.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anarchy; hatecrimes; islam; islamofascism; israel; jews; leftistantisemitism; liberalantisemitism; marxism; marxistantisemitism; muslims; obama; obamunism; palin; socialistshatejews; terrorism
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1 posted on 09/06/2010 6:42:09 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: SJackson; knighthawk; Alouette; Slings and Arrows

“Thought you might be interested” ping


2 posted on 09/06/2010 6:43:43 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

Do you remember the horror of 9/11? Nineteen innocent Muslims, all members of the Religion of Peace, were murdered by the Jewish investors and architects who built the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in front of their airplane, or planted tall crops in front of their flight path over Pennsylvania. No doubt those deaths are considered hate crimes against Islam by the people who blame Jews for everything.


3 posted on 09/06/2010 6:52:52 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Stoat

What would we do without the Madoff’s and Barney Franks and the Trade Center bombers? It would be so boring around the USA without all the middle eastern religions and immigrants lecturing us about hate crimes.


4 posted on 09/06/2010 6:53:41 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: Stoat

they need to add a new category, how many hate crimes against conservatives because they’re conservatives


5 posted on 09/06/2010 6:58:55 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Stoat
So . . . how many love crimes are committed each year?

What the hell is a hate crime?


6 posted on 09/06/2010 7:03:10 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7
What the hell is a hate crime?

An un-definable label created by liberals so they can arouse passions in support of their various deviant groups. If a crime happens to anyone who happens to belong to one of these groups (based on religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, etc.) no-matter what the real motivation for the crime, it is instantly labelled a "hate crime"...

7 posted on 09/06/2010 7:07:29 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Thanks. It was actually a rhetorical question.


8 posted on 09/06/2010 7:16:32 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Stoat

Thanks!


9 posted on 09/06/2010 7:55:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

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10 posted on 09/06/2010 8:17:42 PM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: ThunderSleeps
An un-definable label created by liberals so they can arouse passions in support of their various deviant groups. If a crime happens to anyone who happens to belong to one of these groups (based on religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, etc.) no-matter what the real motivation for the crime, it is instantly labelled a "hate crime"...

Bullshit.
I've been the victim of robbery and assault. Neither were hate crimes. Muslims shooting up a Jewish center in Seattle in 2006 was a hate crime.
11 posted on 09/06/2010 10:04:38 PM PDT by rmlew ("To put an end to amnesty once and for all...it is time to 'regularize' the status of John McCain.)
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To: SJackson
Thank you very much for pinging your list  :-)

 Thank You

12 posted on 09/06/2010 11:26:31 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Thanks!

You're quite welcome :-)

 

13 posted on 09/06/2010 11:28:02 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: 4rcane
they need to add a new category, how many hate crimes against conservatives because they’re conservatives

Here in The People's Republic of Seattle, such a category would instantly fill the courts and cause the legal system to grind to a halt.  Starting with the rampant vandalism of cars with Conservative or Republican bumper stickers on them to vandalism of homes with yard signs for Conservative political candidates to bias against Conservative students in public schools and Universities to bias against Conservatives in the workplace to militant feminists yelling and swearing at a Gent who dares to hold a door open for a woman at a public place,  the list goes on and on.

14 posted on 09/06/2010 11:36:36 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Pollster1
No doubt those deaths are considered hate crimes against Islam by the people who blame Jews for everything.

Agreed, although I would suggest that it won't be long before muslims grow tired of such Western niceties as our legal system and Constitution, and yearn for other options even though they have been quite successful at using those two bedrocks of our culture as weapons against us.  They are simply too slow for the modern muslim.

It can't be long before they will begin to openly call for a resumption of The Final Solution as the only way that their 'civil rights' can be protected.  They will demand Government-run trains and cattle cars be tasked for the job and they will demand the construction of highly-efficient furnaces. 

And the Left will do all they can to help them out with this goal.....failure to do so would, of course, be 'racist'.

15 posted on 09/06/2010 11:45:57 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Islander7; Lazamataz; The Comedian; Jonah Hex
So . . . how many love crimes are committed each year? What the hell is a hate crime?

Well, it varies based on the target racial or ethnic group, depending upon which ethnic group is currently the darling of the American "Progressive" Left.

I'll illustrate:

Here, we'll play, "Let's Define a Hate Crime!"

Others are free to offer examples which might help clarify.

But the point is, in comparing the numbers of "hate crimes" allegedly committed against Jews or Muslims, it's useful to remember that a "Hate Crime" against a Jew pretty much requires Mass Murder or significant Arson or both; but "Hate Crimes" against Muslims can be understood to include acts which are, you know, hurtful to their feelings and such.

Hope that helps.

17 posted on 09/07/2010 12:33:55 AM PDT by Christian_Capitalist (Taxation over 10% is Tyranny -- 1 Samuel 8:17)
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To: Christian_Capitalist
Well, it varies based on the target racial or ethnic group, depending upon which ethnic group is currently the darling of the American "Progressive" Left.

Should have said "religious group" or "ethno-religious group"; Muslims are not uniformly Arab, albeit the worst of the Wahhabi Muslims generally are.

Other than that, same point.

18 posted on 09/07/2010 12:36:51 AM PDT by Christian_Capitalist (Taxation over 10% is Tyranny -- 1 Samuel 8:17)
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To: Islander7

“So . . . how many love crimes are committed each year?”

Daily, whenever John Tesh in on the radio.


19 posted on 09/07/2010 11:33:40 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca
“So . . . how many love crimes are committed each year?”

Daily, whenever John Tesh in on the radio.

lol, great answer!

20 posted on 09/07/2010 6:29:22 PM PDT by papabrody (Proud member of the International Jewish Conspiracy)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks Stoat. The Muslim cab driver was knifed by a Ground Zero Mosque supporter anyway, so anyone pointing to that as Islamophobia needs craniorectosis treatments.
If you believed the media, you would think that hate crimes against Muslims was a growing epidemic in America. Just Monday, the New York Times had a front page story hysterically noting a "torrent of anti-Muslim sentiments and a spate of vandalism." "The knifing of a Muslim cab driver in New York City has also alarmed many American Muslims," wrote Laurie Goodstein... Hate crimes directed against Muslims remain relatively rare, notwithstanding the notoriety gained by incidents such as recent vandalism at the Madera Islamic Center. Jews, lesbians, gay men and Caucasians, among others, are all more frequently the target of hate crimes... In 2008, 105 hate crime incidents against Muslims were reported nationwide. There were 10 times as many incidents that were recorded as anti-Jewish during the same year... Another interesting data point: 4.7 percent of hate crimes in 2008 were motivated by anti-Catholic bias. Another 3.7 percent were anti-Protestant. So from a raw numbers perspective, there were more hate crimes against Christians in America in 2008 than there were against Muslims... 1,055 against Jews. Yet, with only 105 such disgusting acts committed against Muslims, America's media want you to believe this nation is Islamophobic... filmmaker Oliver Stone in July said America's "Jewish-dominated media" prevent Adolf Hitler from being portrayed in his proper context. The prior month, the historically anti-Semitic Helen Thomas said Jews should go back to Germany or Poland and "get the hell out of Palestine."

21 posted on 09/07/2010 10:25:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: SunkenCiv
Thank you very much for pinging your list  :-)

 Thank You

22 posted on 09/08/2010 2:44:24 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: ConservativeInCA2011
what is a “hate crime” anyway?

It's an augmentation of existing criminal sentences based upon the court's supposed ability to divine the full and complete level of motivations behind a given crime, and to attach additional penalties to the same crime if the thinking processes of the perpetrator are judged to have been in opposition to politically-correct fashion of the moment.  We already have severe penalties for murder, assaults, vandalism and so forth, but if the perp engaged in those crimes with malice in his or her heart toward a protected minority group then there are additional penalties as 'hate crimes'.  Such 'hate crimes' have been widely criticized as being harbingers of 'thought police' and concerns have been raised that 'hate crime' legislation tends to remove the concept of equality under the law, as different sentences are meted out based upon the political standing of the victim and the supposed thought processes of the perpetrator.  If a person kills someone, that's murder.  If a person kills someone while yelling a racial epithet about the victim's lineage then it may qualify as a 'hate crime' and be considered for additional penalties.

Victims' families who are not members of protected minority classes often feel shortchanged, that their relative was not held in a sufficiently high political regard to warrant a tougher sentence for the perpetrator.

 Aren’t they all hate crimes?

I believe so, yes.

 if i murder someone, can I say it’s a love crime?

You can say so, and if you are in a Central or South American country you may possibly have such a defense taken seriously, as I've heard of cases where husbands have been acquitted or given reduced sentences for murder of a cheating wife with her lover when they have been caught in the act.  "In flagrante delicto" I believe is the expression.   

More liberal mind control!

Indeed....and more Liberal separation and renumeration of classes based upon political popularity.

23 posted on 09/08/2010 3:05:59 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

My pleasure.


24 posted on 09/08/2010 4:27:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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