Don’t liberals ever get tired of being proven wrong? I mean, if I was wrong as often as they are, I know that I would be tired of it.
This time, it’s the FBI proving that the liberal narrative about America is all wrong.
One-year ago I wrote that the 2014 FBI Crime Data showed that the liberal fear mongering about racism, Islamophobia, and hate crimes in general was not only wrong, but also that it missed the real hate crime problem in America.
The FBI has just released their most up-to-date data, proving that American Muslims really have nothing to fear in day-to-day life. However, the data does seem to indicate that there is one group who should be looking over their shoulder…
American Jews daily face very real and present danger from their neighbors.
According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports: Hate Crime Statistics, 2014, there were 1,140 victims of anti-religious hate crimes in the U.S. in 2014. “Of the 1,140 victims of anti-religious hate crimes: 56.8 percent [56.8%] were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-Jewish bias.” That amounts to approximately 647.52 instances where Jewish individuals, businesses or institutions were targeted.
A mere “16.1 percent [16.1%] were victims of anti-Islamic (Muslim) bias,” amounting to approximately 183.54 instances where Muslim individuals, businesses or institutions were targeted.
In the U.S., Jews were targeted an astonishing 40.7 percent (40.7%) more than Muslims in the year 2014.
So in 2014 there were 1140 anti-religious hate crimes in the USA, the majority of them were AGAINST Jews. 183 were against Muslims… and 99 were against Christians! Does this seem to be the kind of problem that our President and Attorney General need to be wasting their time on? I don’t think so.
Well, the story in 2015 was much the same as it was in 2014, which is bad news for liberals. In 2015 the number of anti-religious hate crimes rose from1,140 in 2014, to 1,402 (hardly significant in an nation of more than 315 MILLION people), and more than half of the crimes committed were committed against… JEWS… AGAIN.
Of the 1,402 victims of anti-religious hate crimes:
52.1 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-Jewish bias.
21.9 percent were victims of anti-Islamic (Muslim) bias.
4.3 percent were victims of anti-Catholic bias.
4.1 percent were victims of bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group).
3.6 percent were victims of anti-Eastern Orthodox (Russian, Greek, Other) bias.
3.4 percent were victims of anti-Protestant bias.
1.3 percent were victims of anti-Other Christian bias.
0.6 percent were victims of anti-Mormon bias.
0.4 percent were victims of anti-Hindu bias.
0.4 percent were victims of anti-Sikh bias.
0.1 percent were victims of anti-Jehovah’s Witness bias.
0.1 percent were victims of anti-Buddhist bias.
0.1 percent were victims of anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.
7.6 percent were victims of bias against other religions (anti-other religion).
731 Jews (52.1%) had hate crimes committed against tem in 2015 compare that to 307 Muslims (21.9%), and 176 Christians (11.3%). Notice that the number of crimes against ALL 3 groups rose in 2015, but it’s still Jews who are far more likely to be the victim of a hate crime.
I still echo my comments on this issue from last year; liberals have no reason to be fear mongering about Islamophobia. It does more harm than good by creating a tense situation and breeding disdain and distrust among neighbors. The VAST majority of Americans need no instruction on how they should be treating each other.
We Americans are an incredibly forgiving and gracious people. We understand that most Muslim-Americans don’t support terrorism and aren’t a threat to our immediate safety and welfare. There is no reason for Loretta Lynch and Barack Obama to lecture us about being nice to our Muslim neighbors. None.
Someone needs to tell these two government nannies to stop worrying about things that almost never happen and focus their efforts on real problems – like Islamic terrorism.
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