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May 23, 2007

The Tidal Wave of "Backlash" Against Muslims

The Religion of Whining. The Religion of Perpetual Outrage. The Religion of a Pathetic Passive-Aggresive Inferiority-Complex-Driven Chip on Its Shoulder.

Claims of "backlash" are not supported by actual facts. A 2005 FBI/DoJ breakdown of hate-based crimes where religion is the animating animus:

Of the 1,405 victims of an anti-religion hate crime:

* 69.5 percent were victims of an anti-Jewish bias.

* 10.7 percent were victims of an anti-Islamic bias.

* 7.5 percent were victims of a bias against other unspecified
religions (anti-other religion).

* 4.3 percent were victims of an anti-Catholic bias.

* 4.1 percent were victims of an anti-Protestant bias.

* 3.3 percent were victims of a bias against groups of individuals
of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group).

* 0.4 percent were victims of an anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.
(Based on Table 1.)

Of all hate crimes, only 16% were motivated by religion, and only a small fraction of that fraction were motivated by anti-Islamic hatred. 13% of all hate crimes, as a fer instance, were motivated by sexual-bias orientation -- meaning that gays suffer about eight times more "backlash" than members of the Religion of Screaming At The Top Of Your Lungs Like a Lunatic.

The Mighty Slublog notes:

Almost as many people in an "unspecified religion" were victims as Muslims. I guess the anti-Zoroastrian bias is almost as strong.

Their constant whining about being victims is unsupported by fact.

And I don't know how many people have been run-down, blown up, or shot up by Zoroastrians lately.

As far as the severity of the crimes -- well, obviously, if Muslims were being murdered in the streets, I sort of think CAIR and its media arm (also known as "the mainstream media") would alert us to that. But most hate crimes are not of that grave a trespass. Not to excuse any sort of assault or intimidation, but to underscore the relative low incidence of life-threatening violence in hate crimes:

# 36.8 percent intimidated their victims.

# 36.5 percent committed simple assault.

# 25.8 percent committed aggravated assault.

# 0.5 percent committed other types of offenses, which are collected only in the National Incident-Based Reporting System.

# 0.4 percent murdered or raped their victims.

Incidentally? This?

* 69.5 percent were victims of an anti-Jewish bias.

Given that there are fewer Jews in the country than Muslims but are subject to just under seven times as many hate-crimes, it would be nice, you know, if Muslims didn't, oh, deny the Holocaust, preach that Jews are the enemy, and that sort of thing. You know, do all the things that inspire the hate-crimes they're so terribly concerned about.

The FBI breaks down the race of the offenders in a table (in case you're wondering, yeah, whites commit the bulk of hate crimes, but at a slightly disproportionately smaller rate than their representation in the population, whereas blacks commit hate crimes at a somewhat greater rate than their representation in the population).

But if you want to know the religion of the offenders -- the FBI apparently doesn't keep track of that.

So all those anti-Jew hate crimes? No data on precisely how many are being committed by the Religion of Special Considerations and Special Media Protections.


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