By the FBI’s count, 74 people were killed in hate crimes (“murder and nonnegligent manslaughter” in Table 4) from 2002 to 2011, but not a single one in an anti-Muslim incident. Indeed, the FBI lists no anti-Muslim fatalities since 1995, corresponding to the earliest report available.
The Associated Press is not taking a conservative position here, but we have reached such a point of cultural decay that fact-based positions that derive their grounds from reason and proof are already innately conservative. Or as George Orwell put it, “We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”
We don’t entirely know why a cow was so filled with hate that it chose to murder an innocent Muslim trying to slaughter it, rather than allow itself to be slaughtered by it. Like many Islamophobic human bigots it may have gotten the false idea that it had the right to defend itself from being killed in an Islamic religious ritual.