Ever since 9/11, when Muslim terrorists murdered thousands of Americans, we've heard about an alleged surge in hate crimes against Muslims, especially from the unindicted co-conspirators at CAIR.
Well, as it turns out, it's all BS.
Shocking these thugs would lie to us, isn't it?
See the IBD story.
Not only are anti-Islamic hate crimes way down, but they're a fraction of overall religious hate crimes. The overwhelming majority of such crimes target Jews, something CAIR and other Muslim groups don't seem all that concerned about.Which is why the media should ignore their bogus claims.
In 2006, a whopping 66% of religiously motivated attacks were on Jews, while just 11% targeted Muslims, even though the Jewish and Muslim populations are similar in size. Catholics and Protestants, who together account for 9% of victims, are subject to almost as much abuse as Muslims in this country.
Last year's anti-Islamic hate crimes totaled 156. While just one hate crime is one too many, that's a 68% drop from 2001.
The FBI report gives lie to CAIR's alarmist narrative of "Islamophobic" lynch mobs marching on mosques across America. In reality, Americans have been remarkably, and admirably, tolerant and respectful of Muslims and their institutions since 9/11.
It's plain that CAIR, which claims to be the "Muslim NAACP," has been hyping tensions.
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