In the aftermath of the 2016 election, many liberals claimed that hate crimes against Muslims due to Islamophobia were on the rise in the United States, and tried to link that directly to the election of President Donald Trump.
However, The FBI recently released a report detailing all the reported hate crimes of 2016, and the numbers are a real eye-opener. It turns out that Muslims weren’t the most targeted group.
Jews were the group that was targeted the most in the category of “hate crimes motivated by religious bias.” In that category, 54 percent of crimes reported were “anti-Jewish.”
Only 25 percent were “anti-Muslim.”
That’s a huge gap in the number of hate crimes, one that blows a huge hole in the liberal narrative that hate crimes against Muslims have been rising thanks to Trump.
In terms of solid numbers, 834 hate crimes were reported against Jews, 318 against Muslims and 63 against Catholics.
Of course, there are likely many more hate crimes that have gone unreported, or crimes based on religious animosity that did not qualify legally for the category, but the breakdown in terms of statistics is likely very similar to the ones that were reported.
The Daily Wire reported that there was a 9 percent increase in the number of hate crimes against Jews from 2015.
These are some deeply disturbing statistics, but you will barely hear the mainstream media talking about them very much.
After all, these numbers don’t fit the narrative liberals are trying to push, so they will simply be swept under the rug and ignored.
If the numbers were reversed and anti-Muslim hate crimes were at the top, you wouldn’t hear the end of it. This report would be splashed across the front page of every newspaper in the United States.
All hate crimes, regardless of which religion/group they are targeting, are unacceptable — that’s why they’re called “crimes.”
Acting as if hate crimes against one group are more important than those against another group is simply disgusting and un-American.
Anyone who commits a hate crime should be brought to justice.
We may have our disagreements in this country, but the very basis of our democracy is that people can live their lives as they please without fear.