The 'Islamophobia' Myth

The FBI has released hate-crime statistics for 2011. It turns out, 'Islamophobia' is quite rare, despite the efforts of Islamic proponents, like CAIR, to make it appear otherwise.

Overall, the FBI documents 7,713 cases identified as "hate crimes." Of those, 1,480, or 19.2%, were motivated by bias against a religion. Out of those cases, only 12.5% were Muslim victims. A majority of religious hate crimes were targeting Jews:

  • 63.2 percent were victims of an offender's anti-Jewish bias.
  • 12.5 percent were victims of an anti-Islamic bias.
  • 5.7 percent were victims of an anti-Catholic bias.
  • 4.4 percent were victims of a bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group).
  • 3.4 percent were victims of an anti-Protestant bias.
  • 0.3 percent were victims of an anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.
  • 10.5 percent were victims of a bias against other religions (anti-other religion).

So, over all, if my math is correct, there were only 185 reported cases of "Islamophobia" in 2011, compared to 935 anti-Jewish cases, 2620 anti-black, 594 anti-white, 534 anti-hispanic, and 891 anti-gay hate crimes.

Just putting things into perspective. You can read the report HERE or download the .PDFs HERE.

(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)

Posted by: DMartyr at 12:19 PM


1 Not only are reported cases of "islamophobia" quite rare, many of them are complete BS. Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch has documented numerous accounts of imams, CAIR, muslim student association members and other pro-jihad types instructing other or themselves perpetrating fake instances of islamophobia.

Posted by: WVinMN at January 11, 2013 01:05 PM

2 The ultra hard right sure does hate those Jews, I guess because they are liberals, this is probably why they vote dem

Posted by: occam at January 11, 2013 02:55 PM

3 @occam.

The same way that the Democratic Socialists of Germany somehow end up being described as Right Wing especially by Communists eager to distance themselves from themselves.

Posted by: Darth Odie at January 11, 2013 03:29 PM

4 I'm proud to be an islamophobe. That makes it 12.5000006 percent.

Upyer Snackbars

Posted by: Puck Occam at January 11, 2013 04:41 PM

5 oocam...

With very few exceptions, Jew-hate is almost entirely confined to the marxist left in today's America (and Europe for that matter). Jihad Watch, NRO, ACE, Rush, Fox News Online, the Jawa Report and practically every other right-wing web sight never finds the need to shut their comments off when Israel becomes a hot topic. HuffyPoo does. Enough said.

Posted by: WVinMN at January 11, 2013 05:36 PM

6 There is no such thing as a hate crime. There is just crime.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 11, 2013 06:53 PM

7 Course, then there is me. I Hate Crime!

Posted by: Kafiroon at January 11, 2013 07:11 PM

8 Islamphobia damn sure isn't a myth on the Jawa Report.

Posted by: SamIam at January 11, 2013 08:35 PM

9 So the stats say Americans hate Jews 5 times more than they hate Muslims. What seems to be missing by both this poll and comments above is who was interviewed and where were the interviews taken.
If taken in Harlem, NYC 95% would come with they hate the jews more than anyone.
If taken in Brooklyn, NYC it would be different.
If taken in Hollywood (excluding (Mel Gibson) the Jews would be favored over Muslims. No one wishes to lose their jobs.
If taken in Louisiana the outcome would be more fair. They would like to hang Jews, Muslims and Blacks with equal zeal.
Myself. It's all bullshit.

Posted by: Jacob at January 11, 2013 09:22 PM

10 Erowmer: "There is no such thing as a hate crime. There is just crime"

That depends on which side of the fence you're on.
Us racists say what you claim in defense of black claims of racism.
Jews use it as a tool to get what they want. As do many others. Gays of course. It's becoming more and more popular among the middle easterners who were once proud of the fact that they didn't play it. It's used because it works. HATE CRIME, HATE CRIME. Sounds horrible doesn't it. When is the average white guy going to learn to use it when he is attacked and beaten by a gang of blacks. When a group of 30 blacks select and near beat to death a white man or woman I would say it's a hate crime.

Posted by: White Devil at January 12, 2013 09:15 AM

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