Tuesday, December 08, 2015

On the other hand, where's the anti-Muslim backlash?

Of the 1,140 victims of anti-religious hate crimes:

56.8 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-Jewish bias.

16.1 percent were victims of anti-Islamic (Muslim) bias hate crime

6.2 percent were victims of bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group).

6.1 percent were victims of anti-Catholic bias.

2.5 percent were victims of anti-Protestant bias.

1.2 percent were victims of anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.

11.0 percent were victims of bias against other religions (anti-other religion).

A full 84% of hate crimes based on a person’s religion are not directed at Muslims.

Jews are the people truly under attack, with a whopping 57% of hate crimes, which is way outside their percentage of the population. The DC Media doesn’t consider this statistic worth reporting. Jews-as-victims upsets the Narrative.

Outside of Jews and Muslims, 25% of these crimes are directed at other religions.

In a country of close to 325 million people, there were 183 hate crimes committed against Muslims last year. This is only 19 more over the previous year, which is meaningless in a country this large...(emphasis added)

Rob's comment: Of course I understand that Breitbart is a right-wing source. Even though I'm a liberal Democrat, I have to cite Breitbart because it's the only site making the important point that the anti-Muslim backlash in the US that our leaders---including President Obama---are so afraid of is simply not happening, and it's been not happening for years (see this, this and this). 

The FBI stats above are for 2014. Maybe 2015 will see a significant increase after Paris and San Bernardino. We'll see. 

But I think the president, Hillary, and other liberals seriously under-estimate the decency and common sense of the American people on this issue.

This is the only thing I agree with Marco Rubio about: "Where is there widespread evidence that we have a problem in America with discrimination against Muslims?" an incredulous Rubio asked.

Thanks to Salon for the link.

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Trump and the media: Promoting fascism

From Kevin Drum:

...Trump has gotten 47 percent of all TV mentions among Republican candidates since he announced in June. Marco Rubio has gotten 6 percent. It's fair that Trump gets more than Rubio, but rather plainly he shouldn't be getting that much more.

So who's responsible for this? The chart on the right shows mentions over the past week. Fox News mentioned Trump 452 times, but the biggest guns by far were CNN and MSNBC, who apparently have serious Trump obsessions. CNN mentioned him 1,375 times and MSNBC mentioned him 1,484 times...

Later: See also Jeffrey Tucker's Waking up to the reality of fascism

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