Saturday, January 01, 2011

New hate crimes report for New York State: Islamophobia?

Anti-Islam hate crimes in New York State increased by a whopping 37.5% in 2009 compared to 2008, according to a new hate crimes report released by New York State.

This was more than double the increase of anti-Semitic crimes, which went up by only 15%.
Of course, one needs a little context.

The number of anti-Muslim hate crimes increased from 8 to 11.

The number of anti-semitic hate crimes increased from 219 to 251.

So, in the state that witnessed the death of nearly 3000 people at the hand of Muslim terrorists, there are nearly 23 times as many crimes against Jews compared to Muslims.

As we have pointed out in the past....the idea that America is Islamophobic is a myth that is pushed by people with a very specific agenda.

(h/t Zach)