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The Rise in Anti-Muslim Hate Crime
The Atlantic ^ | Nov 22 2011 | Jeffrey Goldberg

Posted on 11/25/2011 9:27:55 AM PST by presidio9

Over the Goldblog transom came an e-mail from CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, about anti-Muslim hate crimes in the U.S. The e-mail contained a link to an alarming Huffington Post story by Mark Potok headlined "FBI Reports Dramatic Spike in Anti-Muslim Hate Violence." Potok is the director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project. Here is some of what the story reported:

Anti-Muslim hate crimes soared by an astounding 50% last year, skyrocketing over 2009 levels in a year marked by the vicious rhetoric of Islam-bashing politicians and activists, especially over the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" in New York City.

Although the national statistics compiled by the FBI each year are known to dramatically understate the real level of reported and unreported hate crimes, they do offer telling indications of some trends. The latest statistics, showing a jump from 107 anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2009 to 160 in 2010, seem to reflect a clear rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric from groups like Stop Islamization of America. Much of that rhetoric was aimed at stopping an Islamic center in lower Manhattan.

There is no doubt that anti-Muslim prejudice is a serious problem in America, and not only among the Republican candidates for president. But when you dive into the FBI statistics on hate crimes, you discover something very interesting, something CAIR didn't mention, and something Potok didn't report: According to the FBI, only 13.2 percent of religiously-motivated hate attacks in America were directed against Muslims. Jews, however, were on the receiving end of 65.4 percent of all religion-based attacks: the FBI reports 887 hate crimes against Jews, as opposed to 160 against Muslims.

It has been thus for quite a while. In 2009, anti-Jewish hate crimes accounted for 70 percent of

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; whiningmuslims

1 posted on 11/25/2011 9:27:58 AM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

You know, this isn’t an act. Muslims actually believe this, I kid you not.

The fact that entire muslim countries are, in themselves, gigantic hate-crimes against other religions, completely escapes them.


2 posted on 11/25/2011 9:32:12 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: presidio9
Is it not muslims who hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center and Pentagon and Shanskville? Wasn't Richard Reid a muslim? Wasn't Abdulmutallab the underwear bomber a muslim? Checkmate!
3 posted on 11/25/2011 9:33:44 AM PST by mk2000
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To: presidio9

OH those nasty Facts.

CAIR can shove it. MuslimS hate everyone that isn’t a slave to their cult.

Convert or die.....THE ULTIMATE HATE CRIME.


4 posted on 11/25/2011 9:34:05 AM PST by marty60
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To: presidio9
There is no doubt that anti-Muslim prejudice is a serious problem in America,

Yes there is. What there is actually no possible doubt of, is that the Atlantic is a propaganda arm of hyper-leftists who are totally complicit with George Soros and CAIR.

5 posted on 11/25/2011 9:34:29 AM PST by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: Steely Tom

Right, who doesn’t get the warm fuzzies thinking about honor killings, stonings, decapitation, pedophilia, bestiality....


6 posted on 11/25/2011 9:35:09 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: presidio9

7 posted on 11/25/2011 9:37:44 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: presidio9
Sympathy for the Devil? What if the same guy had been writing in the 1930's?

Dateline Munchen, 1939, Suddeutsche Zeitung: A rise in anti-National Socialist Hate crimes has been reported among the Jewish agitator class. Herr Hitler has vowed to put these villains to justice for their misguided attempts to stop the inevitable ascendancy of the Master Race.

In that time, undoubtedly Mr. Goldberg would have ended up as a Sonderkommando in one of the camps, and then gone on to be a hugely successful Wall Street speculator.

8 posted on 11/25/2011 9:38:18 AM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: presidio9
Jeffrey Goldberg is the lefty idiot stooge who attempted to argue in one of this columns a few weeks ago that Zero was the greatest friend and defender of Israel to ever occupy the Oval Office.

To say that the man's professional life is dominated by fabricating things that are not there is something of an understatement. How such a blatant doofus remains employed can only be explained by the fact that the vast majority on the left prefer to live in a land of make-believe as imagined by the likes of Jeffrey Goldberg.

9 posted on 11/25/2011 9:40:00 AM PST by mojito
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To: presidio9

No one should fall for the equivalence posited between Islam and the Jewish faith. Starting from a flawed premise leads to faulty conclusions.

“Hate crime” is straight out of “1984”. It’s a ruse to squelch dissent that the power needs to squelch.


10 posted on 11/25/2011 9:40:10 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: presidio9
You forgot to put a Barf Bag alert on this steaming pile. No, Jeffrey Goldberg, the only anti-Muslim hate crimes are those the government-qualified, perpetually “offended” Muslims invent in their fever swamps they call minds.

What's really going on is the PC factions at local, state, and federal levels are giving Muslims victim hood status while they demonize all other citizens, especially Christians.

These PC appeasers think that currying favor with the sworn enemies of Western Civilization is just the thing to do. Most of the useful idiots hate themselves and their country almost as much as the Muslims do. Silly Infidels. If the Muslims takeover, they will reward you by killing you first and they won't bother with enslavement or conversion.

11 posted on 11/25/2011 9:41:21 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: presidio9

Do they hate us more than we hate them, yes yes and yes.


12 posted on 11/25/2011 9:47:26 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: presidio9

I think the muslims would have an easier go of it if they would stop murdering infidels. But maybe that’s just me.


13 posted on 11/25/2011 9:51:39 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: presidio9

The Southern Poverty Law Center. Now THERE’S a reputable outfit. How often has this leftist cabal assisted the FBI in infiltration of groups under the PATCON label.

Please link to Sipsey Street Irregulars for the story. It is chilling to say the least.

http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2011/11/ssi-exclusive-hiding-mass-murder-behind.html


14 posted on 11/25/2011 9:57:35 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: presidio9

Yeh, people are finally waking up and smelling the Jihad.


15 posted on 11/25/2011 10:03:29 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: presidio9

How do Muslim hate crime in America stack up with Jewish hate crimes?


16 posted on 11/25/2011 10:24:29 AM PST by Venturer
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To: presidio9
If only we learned to sing Kumbaya with the muslims!

All would be sweetness and light, if we just didn't anger them.


17 posted on 11/25/2011 10:24:29 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mojito

I think that Jeffrey Goldberg’s intent in quoting the “anti-muslim hate crimes” memo from the far-left SPLC (pronounced “splick”) is to highlight the ridiculousness of the SPLC report in light of the far greater number of hate crimes against Jews during the same period.

Goldberg is operating behind enemy lines IMO.


18 posted on 11/25/2011 10:40:33 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Venturer

Actually reading the article first is always so much more enlightening.


19 posted on 11/25/2011 10:47:52 AM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Yeah, those Muslims are so harmless and innocent.

I prefer not to have any harm done to Muslims, but I would REALLY prefer for the Muslims to stop their carnage.

Jesus will take care of them.


20 posted on 11/25/2011 11:11:56 AM PST by lurk
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To: Steely Tom

>>The fact that entire muslim countries are, in themselves, gigantic hate-crimes against other religions, completely escapes them.<<

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Simply because the cowardly West continues to suck up to islam and fails to inform the muslims of their extreme intolerance toward the non-muslim world.


21 posted on 11/25/2011 11:43:18 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG
. Simply because the cowardly West continues to suck up to islam and fails to inform the muslims of their extreme intolerance toward the non-muslim world.

One way or another, they'll be "informed" at some point, don't worry about that.

22 posted on 11/25/2011 11:48:39 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: marty60

>>Convert or die.....THE ULTIMATE HATE CRIME.<<

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And yet, we foolishly continue to give it 1st Amendment protection as if it was a bona fide religion.

We are experimenting with our own demise.


23 posted on 11/25/2011 11:50:41 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey George, is this what you mean when you said that Islam is a religion of peace?


24 posted on 11/25/2011 11:53:18 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: presidio9

What about all the hate crimes Muslims commit against ....gays, women, christians, Jews, atheists.....on a massive scale. The level of hatred, discrimination and intolerance is beyond belief.

Muslims are always playing the victims, crying about intolerance. What a joke!

So sick of these Islamo nuts crying racism and intolerence, when their whole religion is built on intolerance and breeds hatred and violence.

The Islamos are free to preach all the hatred and intolerance they want in their communities, in America, in Europe, In Britain, in their mosques while the whole lot of them eat it up with a spoon.

Not one of these moderate muslims speak out against any of it......EVER. I see a few brutalized ex-muslim women speak out, but that’s it. Any westerner is evil, racist, spouting “hate speech” and “fear mongering” if they talk about the dangers of the muslim world and their culture.

Sorry they have no credibility. It’s not just “a few muslim extremists” (the usual talking point). The extremists are the majority, not the other way around. The evidence is overwhelming so they’re never going to fool anybody.


25 posted on 11/25/2011 11:55:47 AM PST by snowstorm12
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3000 Americans were killed in the name of Islam a little over ten years ago.

So again, who are the practitioners of hate?


26 posted on 11/25/2011 11:57:21 AM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jets.)
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To: presidio9
The latest statistics, showing a jump from 107 anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2009 to 160 in 2010

A nation of over 300 million residents, covering approx. 4 million square miles, and every other day some damn moo has his feelings hurt and reports a 'hate crime'.

Go ahead, ask if I give a shit.

27 posted on 11/25/2011 12:02:26 PM PST by 11Bush
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To: presidio9

Anti-Jewish hate crimes are much higher.


28 posted on 11/25/2011 4:42:23 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: presidio9

“There is no doubt that anti-Muslim prejudice is a serious problem in America....”

Right. There isn’t enough of it.


29 posted on 11/25/2011 9:01:42 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: presidio9
s. The latest statistics, showing a jump from 107 anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2009 to 160 in 2010,

160 "anti-Muslim hate crimes" in a country of over 300 million people is called a "huge jump". These leftists are a freaking joke.

30 posted on 11/25/2011 9:54:47 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: presidio9
I am not sure what constitutes a hate crime in the US but In Canada if you put out a pamphlet explaining what Islam is you will be thrown into prison.

Here is an example:
http://www.mrctv.org/videos/michael-coren-speaks-2-people-convicted-hate-crimes-nov-21-2011

31 posted on 11/25/2011 11:40:05 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: presidio9

The way you posted the article, without quotation marks or indentation for the quote, incorrectly attributes the second and third paragraph to Jeffrey Goldberg.

In reality Goldberg is challenging the quote.


32 posted on 11/26/2011 11:56:16 AM PST by dervish (female candidates: the last frontier)
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