So much for the much-vaunted backlash against Muslims in the U.S. since 9/11. Many times on radio and TV shows people have accused me of encouraging crimes against innocent Muslims by speaking about the roots of Islamic violence in the Qur’an and Sunnah, and the failure of American Muslims to excommunicate jihadists. I always respond to this that I abhor attacks on innocent people, that I am simply telling the truth, truths that need to be told so that we can defend ourselves adequately, and that I believe most Americans are decent enough not to victimize innocent people. David Horowitz at his blog (thanks to DC Watson) briefly examines the FBI’s latest hate crimes report, before CAIR’s spin doctors get to it:
The FBI has released its latest hate crimes report. Jews are five times as likely as Muslims to be the targets of hate crimes. No big surprise when Jew haters hold million man more marches in Washington and C-Span airs the hate speech for hours and hours and hours.
The FBI has released its annual report “2004 Crime in the United States.” The entire report can be read at: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius_04/index.html
Horowitz adds a table of the numbers for anti-Jewish and anti-Islamic hate crimes in 2004, but I can’t get it to work here, so here are the numbers themselves:
Anti-Jewish hate crimes: 954 incidents; 1,003 offenses; 1,076 victims; 330 known offenders.
Anti-Muslim hate crimes: 156 incidents; 193 offenses; 201 victims; 124 known offenders.