FBI Statistics Belie Claims of Rampant Anti-Muslim Crime

NYPD officers investigate a crime (Photo: © Reuters)
NYPD officers investigate a crime (Photo: © Reuters)

statistical analysis of the FBI’s newly released hate crime statistics for 2013 made by David J.Rusin of Islamist Watch shows that, as in previous years, most hate crimes in America were not religiously motivated.

Taking the data provided by the FBI, Rusin’s analysis shows that, of the hate crimes that were religiously motivated, Muslims suffered the least amount of hate crimes of all religions.

One significant point these statistics speak to is that the narrative continually reinforced by Islamist organizations in America like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)  that Muslims – and hence, by proxy, Islam — are under constant attack is false.

As Rusin writes, “The hate crime statistics for 2013 offer a fresh example of how reality refuses to conform to the dubious narrative of widespread Muslim victimization at the hands of American bigots.”

Rusin’s analysis confirms that, despite Islamist attacks on American soil – from 9/11 to Fort Hood to the Boston bombing, the statistics show that “Islamophobia” has not become a part of American culture.

The groups that suffered the most hate crimes, in order, were  blacks (1,856 incidences), gay men (750), whites (653), Jews (625), Hispanics (331), people of other ethnicities (324), LGBTs in general (277) and lesbians (160).


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