Year after year, FBI hate crime statistics belie the establishment media myth that Muslims in the U.S. are subjected to widespread persecution, harassment, and discrimination. No targeting of any innocent person, Muslim or non-Muslim, is ever justified; the massive societal concern (and obsession on campuses) with “Islamophobia” and relative indifference to anti-Semitism is not reflected by the facts. It’s manipulative propaganda designed to deflect attention away from jihad activity and stymie counterterror efforts.
“FBI: Anti-Semitic incidents surge, Muslim hate crimes drop in 2017,” by Joseph Wolkin, World Israel News, November 23, 2018 (thanks to David):
According to data released by the FBI on Tuesday, anti-Semitic incidents increased by 37 percent last year, totalling 938 reports of anti-Jewish crime, excluding non-reported events.
The data revealed also showed a drop in Islamophobic crimes by 11 percent in 2017. There were 273 such incidents throughout the year.
Overall, hate crimes were up by 17 percent in 2017, marking the third straight year the FBI reported an increase in such cases.
The FBI said the spike is partially due to more police departments sharing hate crime information with the organization….
The number of hate crimes in 2017 increased to a total of 7,175, including attacks based on race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation – up from 6,121 in 2016.
Anti-Semitic crimes last year totaled about 13 percent of all reported incidents….
EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.