Victim statistics and pendant guillotines 3

“Hate crimes” motivated by religious bias: 1,409 offenses reported by law enforcement agencies in 2010:

65.4 percent were anti-Jewish.

13.2 percent were anti-Islamic.

9.5 percent were anti-other religion, i.e., those not specified. [?]*

4.3 percent were anti-Catholic.

3.8 percent were anti-multiple religions, group. [??]**

3.3 percent were anti-Protestant.

0.5 percent were anti-Atheism/Agnosticism/etc.

Plainly anti-Semitism is a problem in the US, not “Islamophobia”. (But America is not an anti-Semitic nation, as most of the European nations are.)

Published statistics do not show what percentage of anti-Semitic attacks are carried out by Muslims. Our (wild, or prejudiced, or educated, or cynical) guess is: most of them.

We do not know what the “etc.” tacked on to “Atheism/Agnosticism” means. Are there a string of intellectual positions entailed by atheism and doubt that provoke violence?  If so, what are they? How are they identified? Do those who hold them wear uniforms or badges, or hang gilded symbols of execution on chains round their necks – little guillotines or electric chairs?

The two items with our question marks:

* Concerted religion-on-religion violence? Like Muslims on pious Jews?

** What can this mean, what or who were the targets, how was it done?

Posted under Anti-Semitism, Crime, Religion general, United States by Jillian Becker on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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  • Liz

    Yes, who needs the Klu Klux Klan when we have muslim supremacists available to do the job? 

    • Drew

      Who needs the Klu Klux Klan when we have you? Duh!

      • Jillian Becker

        Drew- 

        What is the point of coming on to a site merely to fling abuse at someone? What does it gain? What does it do for you or anyone? 

        Liz was making a valid point in connection with the article. You want only to offend. But what you’ve written just makes whoever “Drew” is look silly, childish, and nasty.