Hey CAIR! STFU: Hate Crimes Against Muslims Disproportionately Low

November 19th, 2007 Posted By The Bashman.

stfu

The next time CAIR or any other Islamic advocacy group starts playing the hate crimes victim card, show them these Official FBI Hate Crime Statistics for 2006.

Anti-Black 3,136
Anti-Jewish 1,027
Anti-White 1,008
Anti-Male Homosexual 881
Anti-Hispanic 770
Anti-Female Homosexual 192
Anti-Islamic 191


12 Responses

  1. John Cunningham

    CAIR is really getting boring. Maybe MOC will see this also and stop jumping through hoops for them. Hi, Joe.

  2. Wallace

    Considering the absolute numbers doesn’t really tell us the whole story. Jews make up about 2-3% of the population. If Muslims make up 1/5 of that number, then hate crimes against Jews and Muslims are proportional to their representation in this country.

    Another factor is trends. If anti-semetic crimes are trending down, and anti-muslim crimes trend upwards, then CAIR has a point. The FBI study is unhelpful in spotting trneds because the data set it collects changes from year to year.

  3. Matt

    Wallace,

    You make an interesting point. Although I cannot speak about trends, a quick Internet search identifes the American Muslim population as somewhere between 5 and 8 million. The American Jewish population is just over 6 million. Even accepting the lower end of the Muslim population estimate illustrates the demonstratively larger proportional number of anti-Jewish incidents as compared to anti-Muslim.

  4. Kenneth

    Researchers estimate that there are 2.8 million Muslims in the U.S., while muslim organisations put the number at around six million - the same as the estimated jewish population.

    Even taking the lower estimate means that there are proportionally two and a half times more hate crimes against Jews than against Muslims.

  5. Assistant Village Idiot

    Wallace, most accountings make the number of Jews and Muslims in the US about equal. Over- and underestimations for political purposes muddy the waters somewhat, but nothing near a 5-1 ration is reported anywhere. As for trends, here’s a thought: why not click the link and follow it back?

  6. Bob K

    According to the Census Bureau, America’s Jewish population is 2.5 times larger than the Muslim population, meaning that five times the number of anti-Jewish hate crimes does seem to indicate a disproportionately larger number than anti-Muslim crimes.

    An interesting aside from the census data is the change in those two populations. Between 1990 and 2001 the Jewish population declined from 3.1 million to 2.8 million, while the Islamic population in America more than doubled from half a million to 1.1 million.

  7. mike

    Perhaps more importantly, I’d be willing to wager that a substantial percentage of anti-Jewish hate crimes are committed by Muslims while a very small number (probably zero) of anti-Muslim hate crimes are committed by Jews. This has been the pattern elsewhere in the world, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it held true in the U.S., too.

  8. cowgirl

    There are 1 billion Muslims in the world. There are approximately 12.5 million Jews in the world.

    The bulk of Muslims live in Indoneisa, Maylasia and Middle Eastern Countries. About 6 million Jews live in the US and about 6 million live in Israel. The remaining 500 million Jews are scattered through Europe and other nations.

    What in the SAM H E double toothpicks is the Muslims’ @#$# problem?

  9. submandave

    CAIR and other groups like them are just jockeying for the pole position in the victim cup. Looked at logically it’s absurd, as I noted in the TBI’s hate crime report. While I didn’t specifically address it in my post, the article quoted some goober from some Islamic group in Tennessee about how anti-Muslim hate crimes were disturbing, but that it has improved lately. In fact, the report cited only one anti-Muslim crime (”Intimidation”, whatever that is) compared with 22 anti-Jewish crimes (including three assaults and two arsons).

    It’s great to me mathematically literate.

  10. Ben

    It also depends on what you call a hate crime. I’m Jewish, and have had people say hateful things to me because of my religion, but I ignored it. On the other hand, you see anti-Muslim “hate crimes” reported that are really just the same kind of verbal abuse I would never bother reporting.

  11. Scott

    Hate crimes. What a farse. One of the most asinine developments in criminal law in quite some time. The only thing it does is allows the prosecution to push for stiffer sentences than the person would get without it. In reality, they should be getting the stiffer penalty anyway.

    As a Jew, it doesn’t matter if they hit me because I’m Jewish or just there at the wrong time. What is the difference?

    Or, is hate crime legislation nothing more than the politically correct gone wild?

  12. track

    If one cares enough to look deep into statistics, one can find a different picture. Most of the crimes against Jews are related to intimidation. Aggravated assaults on Muslims are 24 out of total 65 (37%), while on jews are 22 (34%). Simple assaults on Jews are 58 (53.7%) and on Muslims 30 (27.8%)out of 108. Thus overall percentages does not give the true proportions of serious crimes.

    Moreover, most of the crimes are committed by whites not only against Muslims but also against Jews, with only few (comparatively) offenders from Asia (including middle east)suggesting that Jews are not mostly attacked by Muslims as one comment asserted but by whites who could be anyone but less likely muslims.

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