| Latest FBI Hate Crime report shows “no anti-Muslim backlash”
| Friday, December 08, 2017
|Jihad Watch : “The myth of a post-9/11 ‘backlash’ against Muslims is politically motivated and spread by groups such as the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which presents itself as a civil rights group, but was founded to serve as a front organization for the terrorist group Hamas.”There you have it.
“FBI Hate Crime Report: No Anti-Muslim Backlash,” by Mark Tapson, Truth Revolt, December 7, 2017 (thanks to the Geller Report): The FBI’s most recent annual report of hate crime
statistics confirms that the much-hyped “backlash” against American
Muslims is a myth, according to the Gatestone Institute.
The most recent FBI report
does reveal a 20% increase in hate crimes against Muslims from 2015 to
2016, appearing to confirm suspicions that the presidential election
sparked anti-Muslim sentiment (in fact, the report reveals that there
were increases in most categories of hate crimes, but none as
high as anti-Muslim crimes). But as Gatestone notes, the FBI data tell a
more complex story.
Although any instances of so-called hate crimes are unacceptable, the
report does not demonstrate evidence for the relentless narrative from
the left and their Islamic allies in Muslim Brotherhood legacy groups
like CAIR that Muslims in the United States face widespread hatred and
discrimination. First, the FBI stats alone do not show the context of the rise in
hate crimes and anti-Muslim incidents. Gatestone has the details:
In 2015 the FBI changed its method
of classification. Before then, ethnicity- or nationality-spurred hate
crimes were designated as Hispanic or non-Hispanic. The FBI subsequently
revised that classification, breaking down hate crimes into a variety
of possible categories. As a result, the most recent data is misleading,
making the incidents in which Arabs or Muslims were targeted appear to
be more numerous than in previous years.
Secondly, the widely cited “20 percent increase”
in anti-Muslim hate crimes engenders a false assumption about the
actual figures. The total of reported bias incidents of any kind in 2016
was 6,121; of those, 361 were directed at Arabs or Muslims. Although
even a single such incident would be one too many, in a country whose
population is approximately 325 million – including millions of Arabs
and/or Muslims — it is hard to argue that the numbers are indicative of a
“wave” of hatred sweeping over the nation, either prior to or since the
rise of Trump, even if one accepts the assumption that hate crimes are
Third, and even more important, is that FBI hate crime statistics
from the past 15-16 years actually refute the working assumption — as
reflected in the Time magazine piece
— that after 9/11, America underwent a backlash against Islam. Evidence
for this claim, both in that article and other that followed its lead,
was primarily anecdotal.
Read it all here..............
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 9:49 PM